NIT

Discussion in 'Men’s Basketball' started by Stuck_At_Work, Mar 30, 2009.

  1. Stuck_At_Work

    Stuck_At_Work 1,000+ Posts

    March 31st - MSG
    Baylor (3) vs San Diego State (1) - 7pm
    Penn State (2) vs Notre Dame (2) - 9pm

    I'm cheering for Baylor. Why not? It doesn't impact UT... and it looks good for for the conference. Go Bears!
     
  2. LonghornCatholic

    LonghornCatholic Catholic like Sarkisian

    I'm with you.
     
  3. Sic em

    Sic em < 25 Posts

    I think the times posted above are EST.
     
  4. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada 10,000+ Posts

  5. LHB_SOB

    LHB_SOB 250+ Posts

    As both a Texas and Penn State alumnus, I'm rooting for the JoePas in this thing.
     
  6. LITNIN HORN

    LITNIN HORN 1,000+ Posts

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  7. BaylorPilot

    BaylorPilot 25+ Posts

    go bears!
     
  8. Dude

    Dude 1,000+ Posts

    Sic em, or whaterver Baylor says
     
  9. LHB_SOB

    LHB_SOB 250+ Posts


     
  10. Nordberg

    Nordberg 1,000+ Posts

    I wouldn't ever wish for something good to happen to Baylor. But is winning the NIT considered "good"? Or is it just kind of funny?
     
  11. TexanWolv

    TexanWolv 1,000+ Posts

    Winning the NIT and what it means all depends on where your program is at the moment, in my opinion. If you are a program that is used to being in the tournament and you dont get in and win the NIT...Not very exciting. However, a few years ago Michigan won the NIT after coming off the sanctions and being a bubble team that didnt make it. It was a great experience for the team and a sign of good things to come in the future. Obviously, those ambitions were never realized under Amaker...But the point remains.

    I think this would be a good thing for Baylor. I suppose I can cheer for them.
     
  12. Stuck_At_Work

    Stuck_At_Work 1,000+ Posts

    Would you guys say winning the NIT is on par with a 2nd round loss in the real tourny?
     
  13. Nordberg

    Nordberg 1,000+ Posts

    I'd say winning the NIT is on par with missing the NCAA Tournament.
     
  14. BaylorPilot

    BaylorPilot 25+ Posts

    its all relative. for us right now its just another step in the right direction. a season salvaged
     
  15. beencounting

    beencounting 500+ Posts

    right now, Baylor is playing at a top 20 level. The NIT champ is not the 65th best team in the country, probably in the 20-25 area.
     
  16. Third Coast

    Third Coast 10,000+ Posts

    How does one really know how good they are playing when all of their opponents weren't good enough to go dancing either? ...it is all relative.
     
  17. baylorbear245

    baylorbear245 100+ Posts


     
  18. GemStateJim

    GemStateJim 2,500+ Posts

    Another NIT win for Baylor, another indictment of Scott Drew's coaching acumen.
     
  19. FWHORN

    FWHORN 5,000+ Posts

    Baylor was a good team that just way underachieved this year. They had no business being in the NIT, they had the talent to be a clear NCAA team and perhaps to win a game or two in the tourney depending on thier matchups. Their run in OKC and now in the NIT is as much an indictment of their coaching and effort the rest of the year as it is a statement of how good they are now.
     
  20. Orangesweat

    Orangesweat 2,500+ Posts


     
  21. iamtigerwoods

    iamtigerwoods 500+ Posts

    It is interesting to read all the "lovefest" articles about Drew lately.

    They all seem to gloss over the absolutely terrible coaching job he has done while at Baylor. Their run in the NIT should highlight how poor of a coach he is.
     
  22. RJDriver

    RJDriver 100+ Posts

    Espn.com reports "Penn State beats Butler to capture NIT title" oh my.
     
  23. beencounting

    beencounting 500+ Posts

    more video shots of Paterno than the PSU basketball coach, whatever his name.
     
  24. Aces_Full

    Aces_Full 500+ Posts

    iamtigerwoods, what Drew has done at Baylor seems pretty remarkable to me. In a leage of big dogs, like Kansas, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and even aTm, he has made Baylor relevant. I think he's done a tremendous job recruiting, and finding an offense to fit the type of players he has. It's not like Baylor is a natural fit for top flight athletes. Not much in Waco.
     
  25. BaylorPilot

    BaylorPilot 25+ Posts

    nice run by the bears....a run that started in the big 12 tourney and continued into the nit
     

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