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.