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Surprised I haven't seen UT-Martin in any tournament. Did I miss it?
03-13-2017 01:18 PM
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64 team NIT could do first two rounds on campus with "regional" in Las Vegas of 16 teams and final four still at MSG. Chance to Go to Vegas and NYC would make for a fun trip for teams
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RE: Running CIT/CBI invitation thread
(03-13-2017 01:18 PM)SMUfan Wrote:  Surprised I haven't seen UT-Martin in any tournament. Did I miss it?
The Wikipedia machine says they host UNC Asheville, 8pm 16 March in the first round.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Colle...Tournament

(03-12-2017 09:25 PM)bluesox Wrote:  The nit should just expand to 64 and eliminate these things
The CBI is 16, the CIT is 26, and the Las Vegas 16 is on hiatus this year ... the NIT could comfortably expand to 48, invite the top regular season schools from each division not in the NCAA tournament, have 32 at large spots, seed the top 16 into the second round, and from the shape of things this year, there'd only be room for one pay to play conference left ... or maybe two 8-team regional single-site tournaments.

(An eight team single-site tournament could even be double-elimination, to give young teams looking ahead to the next season two games guaranteed, 3:1 shot at 3.)
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03-14-2017 05:32 AM
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03-14-2017 11:48 AM
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Perhaps groups of conferences should have their own third-tier postseasons. For example, the Summit and Horizon Invitational Tournament.
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That's awful, what a horrid bracket.
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Does anyone know how many teams declined bids?
03-14-2017 03:51 PM
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GW decided to play. We have a young team and we were playing better at year end. Some more practice time for the team.
03-14-2017 04:44 PM
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(03-14-2017 04:44 PM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  GW decided to play. We have a young team and we were playing better at year end. Some more practice time for the team.

Same for UIC, which is in the CBI.
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(03-14-2017 03:51 PM)_C2_ Wrote:  Does anyone know how many teams declined bids?
When CMU in the MAC lost their tournament game, they announced they wouldn't be going to a third tier tournament ... I have no idea whether they had a bid or not, but since the CIT came up 6 short on their target 32 team format, it seems like they would have got one if they wanted to pay to host.

(03-14-2017 07:43 PM)Chuck_A Wrote:  
(03-14-2017 04:44 PM)Tom in Lazybrook Wrote:  GW decided to play. We have a young team and we were playing better at year end. Some more practice time for the team.

Same for UIC, which is in the CBI.
That's normally the calculation ... if you have a senior-heavy team, there's less appeal in accepting a bid from a third tier tournament. And if the wheels fell off at the end of the season, it normally makes sense to stick a fork in it and say it's done.

OTOH, since the host has a better chance of getting multiple games, but the host often loses money on the ticket guarantee, some younger teams may have the coach wanting to go if they can host and the AD telling them there is not enough money in the budget to cover the hosting costs.
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