I realize nobody, myself included, is quite over Saturday’s loss. I get it. That being said, our projections for a NIT bid still look solid as of this morning. We are still entrenched as a #4 seed. Many “one bid” conference tournaments are reaching their conclusion. So, we need as many #1 seeds to hold serve and win their respective conference tournament.
Under Carrol Williams, we went to the NIT in '84, '85, '88, and '89 with an NCAA Trip in '87. Meaning five out of six years with an NIT or NCAA bid. While that wasn’t the highest heights the program ever reached (final four in the '50s, 3 great years in the late '60s, or the notable upsets in the '90s), it may be the most consistent long stretch we ever had, i.e., more that two or three seasons.
I would be very happy if we were returning to something like that. For that reason, I hope we get a bid this year, home or not.
Iona has a NET ranking in the mid 60’s and lost to SCU on neutral floor in Vegas. I don’t think it has the resume to qualify as an at large, even with a loss in conference final. They probably will need to win their tournament.
Lastly, DRatings hasn’t made any updates since yesterday, and expect we will remain where we are with the positive results from last night.
Outside of Barking Crow, has anybody come across any sites with NIT projections? Very few exist.
There are a couple of others still showing SCU in the NIT asa 7 seed. Yesterday. Google NIT braketology to get the other sites. Today we are out as BYU is in with a higher NET ranking 84 to our 85, how that happens when we beat them twice and have a better record is beyond me. One site has us as a 4 seed in the NIT but two sites have out.
I think he has enough common sense to push for Santa Clara over BYU. Considering BYU would not host, don’t think the $$$ would play too much into it.
Aaron Woliczko (West Coast Conference senior associate commissioner for men’s basketball), Rick Byrd (former NCAA Division I men’s basketball coach), Tim Duncan (New Orleans vice president of athletics and recreation), Craig Littlepage (former Virginia director of athletics), Bob McKillop (former NCAA Division I men’s basketball coach), Gary Waters (former NCAA Division I men’s basketball coach), and Bob Williams (former Division I men’s basketball coach).
I don’t see how BYU gets in period!! I have to believe that we’re in and may even have an opportunity at a first round home game, which should excite the fan base and hopefully get a capacity crowd inside Leavey.