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"IF" it comes to that... I'd rather stay home and call it a season.
I like that idea. I believe UK Is to good for the NIT, historically anyway.
agreed. Plus why take a chance on letting anyone else get injured when it does not matter in the least?
Not that we would win the NIT this year, but who (in their right mind) wants to see NIT banners hanging from the rafters anyway?
This post was edited by JawJacker 14 months ago
Not sure they will ask. Even they have standards
I understand the idea of saying no to the NIT to keep from players getting injured but not because UK, historically, is too good. IMO I hope that they do play if invited and go out and let those bench players play. I could not care less if they win or lose but I would like to see those whom don't get to play but put in all the work all year long, a chance to play.
After today I just wouldn't start AP, AG, RH. Those three will have to earn it in practice not games.
That would be kind of a douchebag move of pure arrogance. If we "earn" an NIT berth, we need to take the medicine and deal with it
WORRY ABOUT INJURY? WHY PLAY? It is an embarrassment to go there but I think more experience and practice is what this bunch needs more than anything. I like watching the Cats play in the NCAA and I think that they will have the record and facts to earn that right by the end, but to cut off playing all together isn't going to help any of these kid develop. If N.I.T. quality players are what make up the NBA draft, then I need to ride an asteroid bareback into the Indian Ocean. Some of these guys might be in our starting 5 in 2 or 3 years , so getting as much experience as possible can only help them. Most of these kids either do not know how to play basketball or are too scared to mix it up and compete hard.
There would be no reason to play in it. The guys that will return next season I don't expect to see get many minutes next year (except Wiltjer and maybe Polson), and the guys leaving aren't going to get pro ready playing against NIT competition. But, if they get the invite they will play in it.
Tennessee might make the N.I.T
We can still make the tourney, but today was awful. The obvious takeaway is the fact that we have to go gimmick the rest the way. We simply cannot defend teams in a man to man. We cannot creat individually on offense. We do not rebound in traditional offensive sets. We need to run our entire offense in the outer perimeter area and run the clock down. We take out chances using the three point shot as a weapon, and hope to rebound out of it with long rebounds. We still have 5-6 guys that can make outside shots. But, we will need to average 30 attempts a game. On D, play a soft zone, and hope that open jumpers don't go down, and that we can get a few loose balls. That's all we can do with this personnel. They can win three in a row at home and erase this debacle if they change the game plan drastically. As far as going to Fayetteville and Athens, who knows
You can take the man out of Kentucky, but can't take Kentucky out of the man. GO BIG BLUE!!!
Its not about basketball. Its about money. They will go if ask, The arrogance of the fans is what makes so many people hate UK Basket ball.
The NIT should only be used if you have a young team that can gain experience to help the next season or selfishly if have a player or 8 close to a record and want the palyer to achieve it.
Given that each of the primary players for UK will be gone before next year, what purpose does it serve? I guess the school can make money on the home games, so yes they will accept it .
Also UK is now only 16 games ahead of Kansas. Kansas could make a deep run in both the Big 12 and NCAA tournament. KU could close the gap given the remainder of the season and post-season to a difference of 10 games by the start of next year.
So yes, if invited, go.
A simple question: is your butt jealous of the amount crap coming from your mouth?
How do you know most of our players will be gone? Is that wishful thinking?
I could care less/more. What is wishful about watching them?
Those players have been gone before their first practice. They were all highly rated in mock drafts.
Your next season hinges on the incoming freshmen.
This post was edited by BIRDSEAT 14 months ago
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If they earn a bid, they should play the NIT. And they should give big time effort and hope to win the tourney. Anything less is a disgrace. I am turned off by those who feel that we are "too good" for the NIT. Sports is about competing, doing your best. I would expect Calipari and the players to give 100% effort to winning every time they step on the court and I would expect them to want to compete in any opportunities they have for post season play.
I would even be proud of an NIT championship, even if it is not worthy of mention in same breath with NCAA accomplishments. For this team, frankly, it would signify a major improvement. Right now, even after victory last night, they wouldn't go far how they are performing. Vandy is worse than nearly all the NIT teams will be.
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