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NIT Selection Show is on ESPNU at 9 p.m.
Some possible NIT opponents who could come to Knoxville for a first-round game...
NOT A HUGE STRETCH
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Pitt is about the only one that interests me. O well. Go Vols
Would be fun for me if it's Stony Brook. I went to both UT and Stony Brook.
Umass or Tubby would be fun. Who will coach Illinois and what ever happens NO Weber state
I'm gonna go watch the NIT Selection Show with Cuonzo and the staff in Cuonzo's office.
Maybe they can convince me Iona doesn't suck.
Iona can't convince their own fans they don't suck.
Let's win the damn thing.
I'm trying to be optimistic here, but I think the NIT will be good for us in the long run. It offers a better chance to play more games and get those under our belts. Also, it gives them some fuel for next year... They hate being the team that ended the NCAA tourney streak. JMO
NIT is what coach and players make of it. You're right the nation as a whole could care less and JMO it should be incorporated into the NCAA. Cuonzo will use it as a positive and hopefully the Players will buy in
Tell 'em we love 'em and we're proud of what they've accomplished! GO VOLS!
BUTCH IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. GO VOLS!
Yeah, tell them we're proud of them and we want to WIN the NIT. See you in Madison Square Garden!!
Here is a projected look...
#1 seed! Heck yes! GO VOLS!!!
No. 1 seed Vols hosting No. 8 seed Savannah State at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
Winner gets MTSU-Marshall in Round 2.
Miami is the No. 2 seed in UT's bracket.
Vols three wins from Madison Square Garden.
GO VOLS! Enjoyed hearing from Cuonzo on the selection program- "Just glad to be playing more basketball" Good luck in the NIT Coach!
So will we host every game we play up until the Final Four? If we make it that far that is.
Cuonzo seems baffled that Iona got in this year's NCAA tourney when his Missouri State team (No. 39 RPI) didn't last year.
Also said he's ready to support instant replay review in final 30 seconds or minute of games.
Cuonzo also said Kenny Hall won't play Tuesday but he doesn't know about after that ... or he knows and won't tell us.
I'm actually surprised at the #1 seed. Figured a 2 or 3 seed because of the early season issues. Guess the NIT board looked more favorably on the team's performance once Stokes arrived on campus. Either way, I'm looking forward to some more basketball!!
The NIT picks its seeds and who gets home games based off of ticket sales..... they are in the business of selling tickets, and thats the main reason all of the games until the final four are at the higher seeds venues.....
the nit would be crazy not to utilize TBA and UT's fan base, ticket sales, and attendance this past season.... #1 seed makes perfect sense....
Assuming the Vols make it to MSG, are you planning to head to NYC to cover them?
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