long suffering fan2/27/2017 10:23:23 PM
That we win 4 more in a row (at Fordham, Dayton at home and the first 2 games in the A-10) before losing in the semi finals, so we finish at 20-14. Will that be enough to (a) get us an NIT invite and/or (b) hire Mojo as full time coach? My answer is yes and yes.
elj2/27/2017 10:30:09 PM
LSF thinking positively! Have the poles been reversed?
the mv2/27/2017 10:40:43 PM
No to the NIT. Dayton would be the lone Top 75 win. Plus, 14 losses. There would simply be more deserving at larges. Yes to MoJo because I think he will get the job even if they do not win again this year.
the dude2/27/2017 10:54:45 PM
Not sure about the NIT, last year's team secured one of the very last at large bids to the NIT for some perspective.
But 4 straight wins sounds good to the ears.
As to (b) are you asking should it be or will it be?
jae2/27/2017 10:58:13 PM
We are the NIT champs, doesn't that count for something?
long suffering fan2/27/2017 11:26:10 PM
Would, not should.
yawle2/28/2017 6:49:16 AM
MV wouldnt GW have a 2nd top 75 win if they beat the No. 3 seed in the A10 tourney?
class of 132/28/2017 9:28:50 AM
NIT would probably come down to the smaller conferences. If a vast majority of top seeds win their conference tourneys and autobids to the NCAA's then there would be more openings for NIT at large teams. Last year, a ton of teams like Valpo, Monmouth and San Diego St lost their conference tourneys which made the NIT tougher to make as half the field was auto bids.
mentzinger2/28/2017 9:36:37 AM
Great scenario! With the bubble as weak as it is this year, and maybe henceforth, the NCAA Tournament has become the Power 6 Party while midmajors and the rest of us adopt the NIT more or less forever. No maccident, either, in terms of keeping the money names in the Big Dance while finding a way to legitimize and enhance the "losers' bracket."
I think MoJo is the coach next year. All I want is the illusion of a competitive search.
the mv2/28/2017 11:54:26 AM
Yawle, all depends on who the quarterfinal matchup would be against. URI, VCU or Dayton, then you'd be correct. Richmond or St. Bonaventue would likely be incorrect as both are well outside the top 75.
the dude2/28/2017 12:51:01 PM
On point Mentz. There's now an echo chamber of "bubble" power conference teams like 4-12 Clemson. It wasn't long ago .500 in conference was a near requisite. As always with the NCAA, but more than ever, CASH is KING.