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Ignignot
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What teams have turned down NIT bids?




lsurulz1515
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re: What teams have turned down NIT bids?
i've wanted to know this as well


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The Cable Guy
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re: What teams have turned down NIT bids?
Just a couple of years ago, Arkansas turned it down. Stan Heath was coach.


Ignignot
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re: What teams have turned down NIT bids?
did florida turn a bid down?


I-59 Tiger
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re: What teams have turned down NIT bids?
very few as of late. With the NCAA having "purchased" the NIT and the NIT having seeding and brackets ahead of time instead of just throwing togethor teams close by who can draw the most people, more teams have decided to accept the bids.


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The Cable Guy
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re: What teams have turned down NIT bids?
I dont think so recently, they were on a streak of 10 NCAA tourney's I believe. Then the past 2 seasons were spent in the NIT.


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lsudiva2010
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re: What teams have turned down NIT bids?
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did florida turn a bid down?



Nope, they're playing Jacksonville tonight, they're a 1 seed: NIT site


Ignignot
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re: What teams have turned down NIT bids?
i've been so busy with work and school i only took time out to fill out my ncaa bracket, haven't even looked at the NIT


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Raparooot
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re: What teams have turned down NIT bids?
I remember one year when Swat Mitchell was on the LSU team (1982?) a few players from LSU said to reporters that they didn't really want to play in the NIT after a dissapointing year. They played at home and lost to Tulane. What a bummer. True story but not sure exactly what year.


DC RaiseHerBack
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re: What teams have turned down NIT bids?
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Just a couple of years ago, Arkansas turned it down. Stan Heath was coach.


Yes, he stated that the team didn't deserve it. I didn't disagree.


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I-59 Tiger
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re: What teams have turned down NIT bids?
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a few players from LSU said to reporters that they didn't really want to play in the NIT after a dissapointing year. They played at home and lost to Tulane.


May have just been a few. That game was a hard sell-out at the Assembly Center. Unlike other games,student tickets went on sale a couple of days before the game. Unfortunately,I had one of those pesky little things called "test" that afternoon and they issued them all before I could get down there. Tulane popped us pretty good, 83-72.

Hard luck team that year. 14-13 overall,but almost won the SEC. Finished at 11-7,but we were 10-4 at one time and then lost a close one at home to Georgia and then there was the clock fiasco at the end of the Tennessee game. Thank goodness for Tennessee and the refs that was over Mardi Gras break weekend.


Wildcat
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re: What teams have turned down NIT bids?
The only teams that have ever turned down the NIT were: NC STATE, which had been the previous year's NCAA champion. Oklahoma State, Louisville, Georgia Tech, and Georgetown

Maryland initially declined once but decided to play and lost in the first round.


I-59 Tiger
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re: What teams have turned down NIT bids?
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The only teams that have ever turned down the NIT were: NC STATE, which had been the previous year's NCAA champion. Oklahoma State, Louisville, Georgia Tech, and Georgetown


Been a lot more than that over time.


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DC RaiseHerBack
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The only teams that have ever turned down the NIT were: NC STATE, which had been the previous year's NCAA champion. Oklahoma State, Louisville, Georgia Tech, and Georgetown


As stated previously, Arkansas.


DawgyDog
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re: What teams have turned down NIT bids?
The 2007 LATECH Lady Techsters did. And they have been tumbling ever since.

DAWGY


Dinkle Dawg
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re: What teams have turned down NIT bids?
Ole Miss turned down CBI



Alabama Slim
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re: What teams have turned down NIT bids?
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The only teams that have ever turned down the NIT were: NC STATE, which had been the previous year's NCAA champion. Oklahoma State, Louisville, Georgia Tech, and Georgetown


Alabama turned down the NIT under Daviv Hobbs so he could focus on recruiting. He was fired the following season.


I-59 Tiger
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re: What teams have turned down NIT bids?
I remember that. 1997. Alabama's press releases made a big deal about the "focus on recruiting part". That paid off for them.


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