View Poll Results: Win the NIT or lose play-in game?

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    Would you rather...

    Win the NIT Championship or lose the play-in game in the NCAA Tourney?

    I say lose the play-in game. Nobody cares about the NIT. I would much rather have my team's name called on Selection Sunday. We discussed this at work today and it was about a 50/50 split.


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    Re: Would you rather...

    Lose in the play in easily... Any NCAA > NIT > Nothing > CBI



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    Re: Would you rather...

    NIT championship. If we knew those were the only two options, NIT championship no brainer. Home games for the NIT and more basketball to watch. If you don't even win the play in game....you're hardly even in the tourney anyway, screw that.



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    Re: Would you rather...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesince78 View Post
    NIT championship. If we knew those were the only two options, NIT championship no brainer. Home games for the NIT and more basketball to watch. If you don't even win the play in game....you're hardly even in the tourney anyway, screw that.
    The NIT does not even have close to the same feel as the NCAA tourney. I'd rather get bounced in the play in game in the Big Dance.



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    Re: Would you rather...

    The NIT is nice for those teams that were close, but in no way compares to a tournament bid.



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    Re: Would you rather...

    What's the NIT?



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    Re: Would you rather...

    Name the team that won the NIT last year..... Exactly. No one (outside of the winning team and losing team) can tell you that.



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    They don't call it the NOT IN tournament for nothing!



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    Re: Would you rather...

    I would rather not play in the NIT than play and win the championship. That's even if we were not going to the NCAA.



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    Re: Would you rather...

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone1985 View Post
    Name the team that won the NIT last year..... Exactly. No one (outside of the winning team and losing team) can tell you that.
    garuntee without looking you cant name the 8 play in teams either.


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    Re: Would you rather...

    Where do you work? 50 50 split?!!!!!!!!! Not basketball fans at your workplace I assume



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    Re: Would you rather...

    I voted NIT champs, but it's close. Play in game loss would be hard to take when you don't even make it to Thursday.

    I also had a great time attending NIT games with Morgan's team.



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    Re: Would you rather...

    I don't really see the point in winning a NIT championship. If you brag about it everyone just laughs at you. NCAA berth is much more important and note worthy, even if you lose right away in Dayton in the first round.



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    Re: Would you rather...

    Quote Originally Posted by mtowncyclone13 View Post
    garuntee without looking you cant name the 8 play in teams either.
    Nope, but a coach can still tell recruits he made the NCAA tourney. Recruits don't care about the NIT.


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    Re: Would you rather...

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnhicks03 View Post
    Nope, but a coach can still tell recruits he made the NCAA tourney. Recruits don't care about the NIT.
    Exactly.



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