Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Don't Ruin it for Everyone Zona
On ESPN's rumor page right now, the word is that Arizona's players are none too excited about the possibility of an NIT apperance.* Lamont Jones and Derrick Williams both went on record as saying they would rather sit at home than play in the NIT, assuming they don't make the NCAA Tournament. I can understand where they're coming from. The NIT has become known as the losers tournament and as such has come to be a little lightly regarded. That's exactly why college basketball fans need it. When your rival school misses out on the NCAA Tournament, assailing them with NIT chants is about as fun as it gets. No, your team didn't make the important tournament, but your team still has to be paraded in front of the nation in a tournament that doesn't really matter. It's become a time honored tradition. Don't ruin that for everyone, Arizona.