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NIT Bracketology - St John's In 9 months 2 days ago #276427

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I always thought the NIT had an iron clad rule, no team gets in with an overall record that is not at least one game over .500?

If so, why the interest here.

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NIT Bracketology - St John's In 9 months 2 days ago #276430

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A few years ago we paid around 30k or so to be in tournament for teams that didn't make the NIT. IMHO that was the low point for the dignity of our program.

Glad to see that's behind us.

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NIT Bracketology - St John's In 9 months 2 days ago #276431

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BrookJersey Redmen wrote: I always thought the NIT had an iron clad rule, no team gets in with an overall record that is not at least one game over .500?

If so, why the interest here.


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NIT Bracketology - St John's In 9 months 2 days ago #276436

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The shame in it all is that we fit with all the teams in the NIT. Certainly not saying we would win but don't see anybody in there we can't play with. Feel the same way about some of the NCAA team like Syracuse, Oklahoma and Arizona State who will already did.

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NIT Bracketology - St John's In 9 months 2 days ago #276441

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BrookJersey Redmen wrote: I always thought the NIT had an iron clad rule, no team gets in with an overall record that is not at least one game over .500?

If so, why the interest here.


That rule was eliminated about a decade ago, but still no team with a losing record has made it.

I thought we'd be in with one more win. For example, if we beat Providence then we'd be 16-16 (D1) with a far better RPI.

I don't feel upset about not making the NIT, but it does make me a lot more anxious for next year to hurry up and start.

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NIT Bracketology - St John's In 9 months 2 days ago #276490

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Please add Iona to the list!

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NIT Bracketology - St John's In 9 months 2 days ago #276507

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NIT Bracketology - St John's In 9 months 1 day ago #276550

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jerseyshorejohnny wrote: Interesting read about St. Mary's:

www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/new...t&utm_medium=twitter


Shameful of the NCAA to leave them out.

It's time to expand the selection by forcing all conferences rated below the top 10 to play against each other in play in games.
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NIT Bracketology - St John's In 9 months 1 day ago #276554

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Like Class of 72 I would love to see changes in the selection of the bottom low mid majors. Perhaps eliminate the post season league playoffs which no one attends and use that week to take the top one or two regular season finishers from the bottle mid major twenty or so leagues and have these teams compete for some eight or ten slots eliminating the current eight 15 and 16 seeds who have very little shot of winning a game ( eight in about two hundred games.
You would eliminate the current NCAA play in games, reward the mid major regular season champs , substitute a tournament of mid major champs from the various leagues for the current league tournaments which seem to draw less people than high school games and allow teams that finish last in their league to get a bid.
The current mid major tournaments are supposedly played to make the leagues money. Whenever I turn one on the stands are empty but if the leagues suffer a loss there is so much money in the tournament the NCAA could easily pay the leagues for any money lost.
You would have some eight more bids for the top fifteen or so leagues which I don't think is important but I would like to cut those bottom mid major bids who just can't compete.

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NIT Bracketology - St John's In 9 months 1 day ago #276555

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Class of 72 wrote:

jerseyshorejohnny wrote: Interesting read about St. Mary's:

www.sportingnews.com/ncaa-basketball/new...t&utm_medium=twitter


Shameful of the NCAA to leave them out.

It's time to expand the selection by forcing all conferences rated below the top 10 to play against each other in play in games.


There will always be doubt among bubble teams, who are often better than mid major conference champions. Perhaps an expansion of play in games where mid major conference champions have to play against at large bubble teams. Opening that up to 8 Conference champions vs. 8 bubble teams in play ins would allow for the 16-1 and 15-2 games in each bracket to be more competitive. If a conference champion deserves to be in the main brackets they will prove it by beating a bubble team.

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