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NIT Automatic Qualifiers (lost in conference tournaments)

  • Canisius – MAAC (RPI 122)
  • Fla Gulf Coast – Atlantic Sun (RPI 170)
  • N Kentucky – Horizon (RPI 112)
  • Northeastern – Colonial (RPI 60)
  • Rider – MAAC (RPI 68)
  • UNC Asheville – Big South (RPI 129)
  • Wagner – Northeast (RPI 108)

Potential NIT Automatic Qualifiers (still playing in conf tournaments)

  • Bethune-Cookman – MEAC
  • Buffalo – MAC
  • Hampton – MEAC
  • Harvard – Ivy
  • Louisiana – Sun Belt
  • Mid Tenn St – Conf USA
  • Montana – Big Sky
  • New Mexico St – WAC
  • Nicholls – Southland
  • Penn – Ivy
  • Savannah St – MEAC
  • SE Louisiana – Southland
  • UC Davis – Big West
  • Vermont – America East
  • Arkansas-PB – SWAC ?? (they finished 2nd to Grambling, but Grambling is not eligible for postseason play, so I'm not sure if APB becomes a potential NIT qualifier or if the SWAC just loses its potential slot)

 

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Updated:

 

NIT Automatic Qualifiers (lost in conference tournaments)

  • Bethune-Cookman – MEAC (RPI 287)
  • Canisius – MAAC (RPI 121)
  • Fla Gulf Coast – Atlantic Sun (RPI 172)
  • Hampton – MEAC (RPI 230)
  • Louisiana – Sun Belt (RPI 53)
  • Mid Tenn St – Conf USA (RPI 34 - on NCAA bubble)
  • N Kentucky – Horizon (RPI 115)
  • Nicholls – Southland (RPI 144)
  • Northeastern – Colonial (RPI 55)
  • Rider – MAAC (RPI 66)
  • Savannah St – MEAC (RPI 196)
  • SE Louisiana – Southland (RPI 149)
  • UC Davis – Big West
  • UNC Asheville – Big South (RPI 128)
  • Vermont – America East (RPI 51)
  • Wagner – Northeast (RPI 109)
  • ?? Arkansas-PB – SWAC (RPI 303) (APB finished 2nd to Grambling, but Grambling is not eligible for postseason play, so I'm not sure if APB becomes a potential NIT qualifier or if the SWAC just loses its potential slot)

 

Potential NIT Automatic Qualifiers (still playing in conf tournaments)

  • Harvard – Ivy
  • Penn – Ivy

 

Edited by throwback

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And I have no problem with the NCAA guaranteeing these one-bid league regular season champions a spot in the NIT, but this is why it's hard to even get in the NIT anymore. Between 16 and 18 spots in the 32-team field are taken, assuming all of these teams accept their bids. I would imagine Maryland may not even get a bid now. And Penn St is probably in the NIT, but not a sure thing.

 

I'm assuming Nevada and Rhode Island (should they not rally vs Davidson) would receive at-large NCAA bids, but they'd also be eligible here if they don't receive NCAA bids, so it's possible you could have 20 auto bids to the NIT with only 12 at large bids.

 

NIT Automatic Qualifiers (lost in conference tournaments)

  • Bethune-Cookman – MEAC (RPI 288)
  • Canisius – MAAC (RPI 123)
  • Fla Gulf Coast – Atlantic Sun (RPI 172)
  • Hampton – MEAC (RPI 237)
  • Harvard – Ivy (RPI 116)
  • Louisiana – Sun Belt (RPI 61)
  • Mid Tenn St – Conf USA (RPI 34 - on NCAA bubble)
  • N Kentucky – Horizon (RPI 114)
  • Nicholls – Southland (RPI 145)
  • Northeastern – Colonial (RPI 53)
  • Rider – MAAC (RPI 69)
  • Savannah St – MEAC (RPI 197)
  • SE Louisiana – Southland (RPI 150)
  • UC Davis – Big West (RPI 102)
  • UNC Asheville – Big South (RPI 129)
  • Vermont – America East (RPI 60)
  • Wagner – Northeast (RPI 109)
  • ?? Arkansas-PB – SWAC (RPI 307) (APB finished 2nd to Grambling, but Grambling is not eligible for postseason play, so I'm not sure if APB becomes a potential NIT qualifier or if the SWAC just loses its potential slot - plus they're sub .500 so might not be eligible)

 

Edited by throwback

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On 2/27/2018 at 7:00 PM, Bugeaters1 said:

Actually the 10 minute quaters make the game shorter, with only one break at the under 5 minute mark. but I don't like the two foul shot rule. It puts a bad FT shooting team on equal terms with good shooting ones so to speak.

 

Mississippi State is a poor FT shooting team

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On 2/27/2018 at 6:32 PM, Dean Smith said:

Not that any of this will effect us this year while we are in the dance but the NIT is trying out some new rules that might be introduced into the NCAA next year if it goes well in the NIT. Some are interesting. 

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In theory a longer 3pt line will benefit a better shooting team. Check to us vs Mississippi St.

What type of team does a wider FT lane benefit?

Does the FTs after the 5th foul hurt or benefit a team that gets to the FT line more?  I would think it would hurt that team.

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Full First Round NIT schedule for your viewing pleasure:

 

Tuesday, March 13

  • Baylor vs. Wagner | 6 p.m. - ESPN2
  • Louisville vs. Northern Kentucky | 6 p.m. - ESPN
  • Middle Tennessee vs. Vermont | 7 p.m. - ESPNU
  • Western Kentucky vs. Boston College | 7 p.m. - ESPN3
  • Oklahoma State vs. Florida Gulf Coast | 8 p.m. - ESPN2
  • Notre Dame vs. Hampton | 8 p.m. - ESPN
  • Saint Mary’s vs. SE Louisiana | 9 p.m. - ESPNU
  • Oregon vs. Rider | 9 p.m. - ESPN3
  • USC vs. UNC Asheville | 10 p.m. - ESPN2

 

Wednesday, March 14

  • LSU vs. Louisiana | 6 p.m. - ESPN3
  • Marquette vs. Harvard | 6 p.m. - ESPN2
  • Penn State vs. Temple | 7 p.m. - ESPNU
  • Mississippi State vs. Nebraska | 8 p.m. - ESPN2
  • Utah vs. UC Davis | 8 p.m. - ESPN3
  • Stanford vs. BYU | 9 p.m. - ESPNU
  • Washington vs. Boise State | 9 p.m. - ESPN3

 

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9 minutes ago, throwback said:

Full First Round NIT schedule for your viewing pleasure:

 

Tuesday, March 13

  • Baylor vs. Wagner | 6 p.m. - ESPN2
  • Louisville vs. Northern Kentucky | 6 p.m. - ESPN
  • Middle Tennessee vs. Vermont | 7 p.m. - ESPNU
  • Western Kentucky vs. Boston College | 7 p.m. - ESPN3
  • Oklahoma State vs. Florida Gulf Coast | 8 p.m. - ESPN2
  • Notre Dame vs. Hampton | 8 p.m. - ESPN
  • Saint Mary’s vs. SE Louisiana | 9 p.m. - ESPNU
  • Oregon vs. Rider | 9 p.m. - ESPN3
  • USC vs. UNC Asheville | 10 p.m. - ESPN2

 

Wednesday, March 14

  • LSU vs. Louisiana | 6 p.m. - ESPN3
  • Marquette vs. Harvard | 6 p.m. - ESPN2
  • Penn State vs. Temple | 7 p.m. - ESPNU
  • Mississippi State vs. Nebraska | 8 p.m. - ESPN2
  • Utah vs. UC Davis | 8 p.m. - ESPN3
  • Stanford vs. BYU | 9 p.m. - ESPNU
  • Washington vs. Boise State | 9 p.m. - ESPN3

 

 

It's sad that I've seen all of these teams play this season except maybe Wagner and SE Louisiana. :blink:

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19 minutes ago, basketballjones said:

I don’t understand the wider lane unless you are going to adopt defensive 3 seconds also. Because without that you’re just making it tougher for offensive bigs.

 

Probably benefits Miss St here as they have more dudes who take the ball into the lane than we do. 

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I can see augmenting one of these for the NIT to evaluate the effect upon the flow, time, and scoring of the game. Giving the already shaky referees four more things to keep in mind at once is begging for an even more poorly officiated game than usual. So, BOOM, let's see how this goes.

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10 minutes ago, jimmykc said:

I can see augmenting one of these for the NIT to evaluate the effect upon the flow, time, and scoring of the game. Giving the already shaky referees four more things to keep in mind at once is begging for an even more poorly officiated game than usual. So, BOOM, let's see how this goes.

 

Are you predicting Tom Eades will be officiating tomorrow night's NU vs MSU ballgame?

 

#BOOM

 

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12 19+ win power 5 schools in the NIT this year - Including Louisville (2015 Elite 8),  Oregon (2017 Final 4), Baylor (2017 Sweet 16),  Notre Dame (2016 Elite 8), Utah (2015 Sweet 16). Now that the initial sting is gone for me, I am kind of excited for this - could be extremely valuable experience for next year against teams that are proven in March.

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25 minutes ago, The Polish Rifle said:

12 19+ win power 5 schools in the NIT this year - Including Louisville (2015 Elite 8),  Oregon (2017 Final 4), Baylor (2017 Sweet 16),  Notre Dame (2016 Elite 8), Utah (2015 Sweet 16). Now that the initial sting is gone for me, I am kind of excited for this - could be extremely valuable experience for next year against teams that are proven in March.

 

Yep.  It's definitely the strongest group of NIT teams I can ever remember seeing, which probably means the NCAA selection was a complete joke.  There were also teams that turned it down.  Crazy.  

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1 hour ago, colhusker said:

He seems to do ALL our games.

One of my favorite activities is to periodically remind myself how much I hate certain referees.  Came across this one today and I had completely forgotten about it til now.  This is crazy

 

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Mississippi State is a poor FT shooting team
If the rules for n the free throw is the same as in the women's games. The freethrows are 2 shots no matter what. Is I go back to if Mississippi State is bad at freethrows it helps them in at least getting 1 pt. Scored.

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On 3/13/2018 at 9:40 AM, colhusker said:

He seems to do ALL our games.

 

On 3/13/2018 at 10:36 AM, huskercwg said:

We may get TV Teddy since he is not part of the NCAA tournament referee package.

 

They don't get to Bid on which games they want to Do?  :huh:

 

(or does it just seem like it.  :lol:)

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On 3/13/2018 at 12:02 PM, The Polish Rifle said:

12 19+ win power 5 schools in the NIT this year - Including Louisville (2015 Elite 8),  Oregon (2017 Final 4), Baylor (2017 Sweet 16),  Notre Dame (2016 Elite 8), Utah (2015 Sweet 16). Now that the initial sting is gone for me, I am kind of excited for this - could be extremely valuable experience for next year against teams that are proven in March.

If we win some of these games and since it is technically 2018 can we role over the Q1/Q2 wins to next season that way we can have 2+ Q1/Q2 wins under our belt before the season ever starts. Never to early to start collecting those ever so valuable metrics.

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2 hours ago, Ron Mexico said:

If we win some of these games and since it is technically 2018 can we role over the Q1/Q2 wins to next season that way we can have 2+ Q1/Q2 wins under our belt before the season ever starts. Never to early to start collecting those ever so valuable metrics.

 

TBH it would help our computer ratings to start the season

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