The invitation to the big dance never came and Louisville administrators had already filed paperwork the previous week to accept an NIT bid if a spot in the NCAA tournament was not proffered.
"Any opportunity to play basketball is a blessing", Lindsey said.
Nickell says if those particular tickets coming from BSU's allotment are still available after that process they will be available at the ticket office after noon on Wednesday. "We get to do it at home". The most notable win in those 13 games was an upset over then-No. "We just gotta go back to the lab and practice and get better and get ready for that".
The Huskers are a No. 5 seed in the Baylor bracket and will travel to Mississippi State on Wednesday for their first round matchup. "There are great matchups in every bracket and it doesn't really matter at this stage where you're placed, what region, you're going to have to beat some really good teams".
On Sunday the Ducks (30-4) were No. 7 in RPI and projected as the No. 2 seed in the Spokane Region by ESPN.
Also in the NIT field from the Pac-12: USC, a No. 1 seed, to play host to UNC Asheville; Stanford, a No. 3 seed, facing BYU; Washington, a No. 5 seed, going up against Boise State; and Utah, a No. 2 seed, meeting UC Davis. "You try to think about at any position you fill, what are the key factors you want out of that". After firing off some words unsuitable for print, he met with the media. "They're an older group of guys, so they've been through a lot since we saw each other late in October". That left only the Big Ten Tournament for Nebraska to make a statement. That, of course, ended after one game with a 77-58 loss to MI.
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Washington lost six of its last nine games of the season, falling from a potential No. 9 or 10 seed in the NCAA tournament to the outside looking in.
UW entered the Pac-12 Tournament with the hopes of playing its way into the NCAA Tournament. Other teams in the NIT field that were overlooked by the bigger tournament include Louisville, Oklahoma State, Middle Tennessee and Oregon.
"I'm still emotional about the whole thing", Miles said. If Nebraska and Creighton each can win two games, the in-state rivals will meet in Kansas City.
"Thirteen wins and you get a double-bye (in the Big Ten tournament), and you don't get in?"
"I really feel very confidently that even just a few more days of building some confidence with that injury, I think, will be really good for us heading into the tournament", Williams said.