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BYU has notched postseason wins the past four seasons

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  • poundwagon South Jordan, UT
    March 21, 2013 9:10 a.m.

    I am a BYU fan. The only way an NIT victory should count in this day and age of 200 teams getting into the NCAA tourney is if they win at The Garden....and that is stretching it.

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    March 21, 2013 9:59 a.m.

    poundwagon

    Lots of hyperbole, but the truth is with conference tournament automatic qualifiers, not even all of the Top 50 teams get into the NCAA tourney - it may not be as good as a win in the Big Dance, but any post season win is a good win.

    Ken Pomeroy, btw, ranks Mercer #118, one spot ahead Utah and not far behind #113 Utah State.

  • So. Cal Reader San Diego, CA
    March 21, 2013 1:33 p.m.

    Come on. You mean any of us Cougs fans would have been satisfied and happy with an NIT post-season win at the beginning of the season? No way. Who care we now "notched" our 4th post-season tournament win. I believe the NCAA Tournament is where we always want to be. I can't get too excited about the NIT.

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    March 21, 2013 7:18 p.m.

    We'd love a BCS bowl win too. Without that, any bowl win is still pretty good, and much better than a bowl loss or no bowl game at all.

    Same things true in basketball. I think you can at least debate whether all 64 (68? What is it up to now?) Big Dance participants are better than any of the NIT participants.

    It beats being home and it beats being sent home. I think someone on a previous article posited, "Would you rather win your first NIT game or lose your first NCAA game?" Good question.

  • BlueHusky Mission Viejo, CA
    March 21, 2013 8:19 p.m.

    It was a great game against a fairly good team. Haws was spectacular and Davies was a rock. He played really well against those UW bigs. And Carlino showed what he's capable of.

    I'll take this NIT win. I did not expect it, so much the better.

  • phantomblade Salt Lake City, Utah
    March 21, 2013 8:46 p.m.

    So. Cal Reader

    Speak for yourself.

    Although EVERY fan would prefer to be playing in the Big Dance, there's nothing wrong with getting a little excited about playing and winning in the grand-daddy of all post season college basketball tournaments.

    Playing in the NIT is light years ahead of sitting home watching the post season from the comfort of your couch.