Not sure how close Pitt came to making the NIT. I’m guessing upsets like St. Bonaventure over Xavier had a trickle-down effect as NCAA bubble teams that were left out knocked out NIT bubble teams. At least that’s what I’ll tell myself.
The game will not be televised, it seems. The CBI has its deal with HDNet (which is channel 306 on DirecTV), and they are showing the Delaware-Butler game that night.
So be it. It’s still one more basketball game. Aside from spring practice for the next month we are seeing the dead period loom large in front of us.
The time of year when the only excitement is recruiting trail stuff. Summer league play. Blind speculative pieces. It can get rough.
Here’s the bracket for the CBI (PDF). Pick your bracket below, I guess.