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    Quote Originally Posted by paintmered
    I don't think they should turn down the bid. But if they do, it will be their little way of saying "screw you" to the NCAA.
    I think by winning the NIT they make a bigger statement to the NCAA.

    Turning down the bid just reeks of sour grapes IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by max venable
    I think by winning the NIT they make a bigger statement to the NCAA.

    Turning down the bid just reeks of sour grapes IMO.
    I agree and that's why I think they should accept the invite.
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    Lunardi just ripped the committee a new one for including AF and snubbing UC. His comment was three or four guys with pizza and beer could have done better.
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    Playing in the NIT is not the way Eric Hicks should go out. That guy was in serious pain for the second half of the season and played anyway, he left everything on the floor for UC. To have him play in the NIT is a disgrace.

    If Kennedy isn't going to be hired, and it looks that way, it's better to just decline. NCAA teams will be out of the picture as early as Thursday and that would allow UC to begin it's coaching search. It would also allow Andy to start interviewing for other jobs. I'd hate for him be coaching in the crappy NIT and have the jobs he's interested in get filled before he can interview, that isn't fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by max venable
    Every year some school's fans somewhere is ticked off for the same reasons. It just happens. I thought UC deserved to be in. But every year...somebody gets screwed.
    Yes, I'm sure they do.

    However, this isn't just the fans screaming... the media is pretty upset by it as well. It sounds to me like the Louiville editorial may be right on the money. Perhaps there is more to this than meets the eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamBoone
    Yes, I'm sure they do.

    However, this isn't just the fans screaming... the media is pretty upset by it as well. It sounds to me like the Louiville editorial may be right on the money. Perhaps there is more to this than meets the eye.
    I'm convinced. You guys are right...UC got screwed.

    The question now becomes, can you guys root for Ohio State? Or do you hate 'em too much?
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    Re: Wow UC got screwed

    UC accepted the bid, they are a #1 seed in the NIT. Oh joy.

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    Wolverines not invited to party, lead list of snubbed
    March 12, 2006
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    ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan's misery had company.


    The Wolverines didn't see or hear what they wanted when the NCAA Tournament announced its field of 65 teams Sunday night.

    Joining Michigan (18-10) as at-large hopefuls that didn't make the cut were: Cincinnati (19-12), Florida State (19-9), Maryland (19-12), Hofstra (24-6), Missouri State (20-8) and Creighton (19-9).

    The Wolverines started the season with legitimate hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 1998. They had a great chance to reach their goal with a 16-3 record until collapsing with seven losses in their last nine games, including their last three.

    "We didn't do what we should have," Michigan guard Daniel Horton said after watching the selection show with his teammates and coaches. "We put our future in the hands of someone else."

    While Michigan had only itself to blame, some of the other teams that just missed a bid likely were angry to see some of the schools invited.

    Air Force (24-6) and Bradley, both 13th seeds, led the group of last-in teams along 12 seeds Utah State (23-8) and Texas A&M (21-8), and 11th-seeded George Mason (23-7).

    As it turned out, the Wolverines hurt their cause with a lackluster nonconference schedule.

    They played only one ranked team, losing to UCLA, and their top nonconference victory was over Miami in the Big Ten-ACC Challenge.

    "If there's a message, the larger schools, the larger conferences, really do have a choice on who they play in nonconference," said selection committee chairman Craig Littlepage, the athletic director at Virginia.
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    UC's non-conference SOS was #23 in the county, and included a #1 seed (Memphis), so that excuse from Littlepage doesn't told water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life
    UC's non-conference SOS was #23 in the county, and included a #1 seed (Memphis), so that excuse from Littlepage doesn't told water.
    ...and they beat a #4 seed on a neutral court.
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    Did they beat something like 4 or 5 RPI ranked teams this year? And that's not even considering the teams that they gave a run for their money (Villanova, to name one).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life
    UC accepted the bid, they are a #1 seed in the NIT. Oh joy.
    Why? Andy Kennedy needs to get on with his (non-UC) life's work.

    The UC AD needs to shop for pillows as he hides under his desk waiting for the "search firm" to provide him cover on the new hire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newport Red
    Why? Andy Kennedy needs to get on with his (non-UC) life's work.

    The UC AD needs to shop for pillows as he hides under his desk waiting for the "search firm" to provide him cover on the new hire.
    Word is the NCAA, who now owns the NIT, strong armed the teams to accept. Maryland, UC and Stanford were going to decline but didn't.

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    Interesting info: Cincinnati left out.

    So we're hearing that Cincinnati's new President Nancy Zimpher and their brand-new A.D. didn't necessarily lobby for the Bearcats to make the NCAA Tournament this season, despite finishing 8-8 in the Big East and 19-12 overall.

    The word on the street says they were a little tense with Kennedy until it became completely clear they had no intention of hiring him as the head coach, which is when he brought in Bob Huggins for the last regular season game for Senior Night. Apparently, that made the UC academes so angry they had no intention of pushing to hard for their bubble team.

    So Cincy - a team ranked No. 32 in the RPI - got left out, but Boston College, Bradley, Indiana, Kansas, Air Force, Kentucky, North Carolina State, Georgetown, Creighton, Syracuse, UAB, Arkansas, Alabama, Seton Hall and Texas A&M all got in and were all ranked below the Bearcats.
    I'm naive enough to assume that the selection committee is not considering the opinions of college presidents in whom they accept for the tournament, whether it be a hard lobbyer or someone who stays out of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reds4Life
    Word is the NCAA, who now owns the NIT, strong armed the teams to accept. Maryland, UC and Stanford were going to decline but didn't.
    How did the NCAA get ahold of them? All the local media get is a dial tone.

    This is just the UC administration's attempt at damage control of a program going on a self induced death spiral.

    They aren't going to sniff the tournament in years.
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