Northwestern Basketball, The NIT, and Appropriate Expectations

Posted by Aaron Morse on March-20-2010 Add Comments

I took a lot of heat this past week when I told my friends that quite frankly I didn't care whatsoever about the NIT. I was accused of "not supporting the team," and of "throwing them under the bus." I was not pleased with the NIT bid and upon watching these recent NCAA tournament games, I've even less pleased with the reaction of the Northwestern student body towards the bid.

Everyone is acting like the NIT bid was some great accomplishment that should be celebrated. It was the first 20-win season in NU history. It was the first time NU has EVER been in back to back postseason tournaments. They did it without Kevin Coble, who was lost for the year due to injury. These are undeniable facts.

But quite frankly I had higher ex...

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