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    NIT or 3-pt Competition?

    Which is better for a basketball program, NIT Final Four, or Fred coaching the all-star game, McGee/Thomas in 3-pt contests?

    Iowa in NIT Final Four gets some publicity which will help recruiting! but biggest benefit may be confidence going into next year.

    ISU also benefits from publicity from the three events, with probably the same total number of people watching. Great pub go Fred as a Guru of shooting techniques.

    i think it is a wash. Iowa is going to be good next year.


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    Re: NIT or 3-pt Competition?

    Why is everyone so obsessed with Iowa?



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    Re: NIT or 3-pt Competition?

    Why do we always find a need to compare ISU to the hawks? Its stuff like this that perpetuates the "little brother syndrome"



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    Re: NIT or 3-pt Competition?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psiclone View Post
    Which is better for a basketball program, NIT Final Four, or Fred coaching the all-star game, McGee/Thomas in 3-pt contests?

    Iowa in NIT Final Four gets some publicity which will help recruiting! but biggest benefit may be confidence going into next year.

    ISU also benefits from publicity from the three events, with probably the same total number of people watching. Great pub go Fred as a Guru of shooting techniques.

    i think it is a wash. Iowa is going to be good next year.
    Seriously?

    The only thing being in the NIT final four means is that you didn't make the dance. A few more practices sure, but the exposure from a first round NCAA game far outweighs the NIT.



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    Re: NIT or 3-pt Competition?

    I can name 1 team in the NIT final four, and I wouldn't even know that if it wasn't talked about all the time on here.

    That said, no one watches the 3 pt competition either.



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    Re: NIT or 3-pt Competition?

    Quote Originally Posted by BuffettClone View Post
    Why do we always find a need to compare ISU to the hawks? Its stuff like this that perpetuates the "little brother syndrome"
    Nothing to do with "little brother syndrome." I just happen to be a Cyclone stuck working for the Univ of Iowa. Just getting ready for next week's water cooler.


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    Re: NIT or 3-pt Competition?

    Everything ISU > anything Iowa

    That's a handy rule to follow.

    You're welcome.



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    Re: NIT or 3-pt Competition?

    Wow. For the last three days the same "what's happening on HN" thread stuck around the forum front page, racking up about 300 responses (last time I checked).

    Now this? Why can't we just agree our bball program has a bright future and Iowa's bball program has a bright future, and be done with it?

    Some of you are way, way too obsessed with Iowa. A little thin skinned too.



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    Re: NIT or 3-pt Competition?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psiclone View Post
    Which is better for a basketball program, NIT Final Four, or Fred coaching the all-star game, McGee/Thomas in 3-pt contests?

    Iowa in NIT Final Four gets some publicity which will help recruiting! but biggest benefit may be confidence going into next year.

    ISU also benefits from publicity from the three events, with probably the same total number of people watching. Great pub go Fred as a Guru of shooting techniques.

    i think it is a wash. Iowa is going to be good next year.
    I think everyone will agree Iowa State basketball has and will be getting a lot more publicity than Iowa basketball this postseason. Can we quit making pointless threads now?



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    Re: NIT or 3-pt Competition?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonefan710 View Post
    I think everyone will agree Iowa State basketball has and will be getting a lot more publicity than Iowa basketball this postseason. Can we quit making pointless threads now?
    Unless you live in eastern Iowa, where the prevailing opinion seems to be the Hawkeyes are better because they're still playing, even if they didn't actually make the Big Dance. Heck, today's Cedar Rapids Gazette has an article "asking" whether winning the NIT is better than losing in the NCAA tournament.

    But that's Hawk mentality. They'd be saying the same thing if they were moving up in the CIT, too.



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    Re: NIT or 3-pt Competition?

    If you add the TV ratings for all of these events together, is it greater than the ratings for one of the NCAA play in games ?

    In other words, I'm trying to point out these are all events to fill cable sports programming time and only mean something to the diehard fans of the teams or players involved.



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    Re: NIT or 3-pt Competition?

    Seriously? More Iowa obsession?



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    Re: NIT or 3-pt Competition?

    Baylor is still in it. A final with Baylor and the Hoks would be interesting to watch. That probably won't happen but you never know. It is an uneducated guess, but I think the Hoks have a tougher semi-final than Baylor. Anything could happen.

    Regardless, I am much happier being a Cyclone fan right now than I would be as a Hokky fan. I might watch that game though if I am really bored which I almost certainly will not be.


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    Re: NIT or 3-pt Competition?

    Nobody watches any of those things, so it's a wash.




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    Re: NIT or 3-pt Competition?

    The only teams i knew were in the NIT:
    Iowa
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