Saturday, February 18, 2006

Hoops - New NIT Rules Could Favor Jackets... or not

The NIT hoops tourney just changed their rules. On the plus side for the Jackets, you no longer have to have a winning record to get in. In the past you had to be .500 or better. That could play a factor as the Jackets are the only ACC team under .500. However, there's another change that could actually hurt our chances at the same time. There are 31 conferences that have champions that are NOT invited to the grand-daddy NCAA Tourney. All 31 conference champions will be invited to the NIT, which means that 31 of the 40 total slots are already filled, leaving only 9 "at large" NIT bids. The door is opened, but only a little........... Story here.