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Certainly winning is better than losing . . . i get that. But let's say Iowa wins today, hell even tomorrow and they lose in the title game. Two quality back-to-back wins. They get into the tournament and go one-and-done.
From an overall team perspective, if they lose today, they'll still go to the NIT. They could possibly get a home game or two out of it. If they keep playing like they have been at the end of this season, they could make a deep run into the NIT finals. Although the NIT has less program exposure, getting more games, more practice time and rebuilding the fan base with games into late March -- all of which will help the next two, three, four years from now almost seems like a better building block to restoring that program.
Of course I could be wrong.
no way: that program needs to get to the dance....badly. That will be a tough game for us tonight....they are desperate and played us very tough in Iowa CIty
As far as program exposure, tell me the last 2 champions of the NIT. Just the last 2 without looking it up. I can honestly say I have no idea and would never watch unless somehow MSU ended up there in a very down year.
When's the last time they made the tourney? Making the tourney is practically their Rose Bowl.
This post was edited by Spartanram 13 months ago
It's better for chairs everywhere if Iowa keeps winning.
A. It's never better to lose a post season game, or any game for that matter.
B. No matter how far you get in the NIT, One and Done in the NCAA Tournament is MUCH better than going to it.
C. Even with home games, NIT games don't draw flies at large conference schools.
D. The Basketball off season practice rules for Basketball are MUCH different than for Football. The "More Practice time" argument is irrelevant.
Michigan and Penn State.
This. The worst team in the tourney is still theoretically the 68th best team in the country. Teams who win the NIT get to say "Yeah! We're the 69th best team in the country!"
No! They should lose tonite!
it would allow them to pursue the NIT (like other teams do) while fully rested. I say lose.
This post was edited by Potato Cakes 13 months ago
Why do you think they would be one and done in the NCAA? I really think that right now they are one of the top 30-40 and maybe a little better.
No, the confidence from winning the 2 or 3 games in the B1G Tournament and the experience of playing in the Big Dance far outweigh any positives that could be gained in the NIT.
It's not like football, Iowa has already played 30+ games. The added benefit of 3 or so more than a one and done tournament appearance is outweighed by the exposure and experience of a tournament game.
Never, ever is going to the NIT over the NCAA acceptable.
aren't you used to be wrong?
This post was edited by RBW Spartan 13 months ago
I'm not sold they'd be one and done. I think they could even make a Sweet 16 run with the right draw. Had it not been for that Syracuse-esque non-conference schedule, they'd be firmly in right now.
I'll take a first round NCAA loss over an nit title any day.
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Sweet 16? Iowa? They had one of the nation's worst nonconference schedules and didn't beat a single team that was ranked when they played them.
I agree with everything you said, except for point C.
Remember, this is Iowa we are talking about. They would show up for an NIT game played in Alaska.
Fact check: The 2012 NIT opening round Dayton @ Iowa game drew 13,190. Iowa's average attendance for the 2012 season was 11,869.
Draymond Green, Magic Johnson, and Oscar Robertson are the only players to have two triple-doubles in the NCAA Tournament.
But did any flies make up that total of 13,190? Or was it all human beings?
"Just win" - Every sports fan ever.
....I see what you did there
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