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Cal State Bakersfield’s Cinderella Run Ends In NIT Semifinals

The dream of back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances died on March 11, 2017, but Cal State Bakersfield and head coach Rod Barnes still did something no team had ever done before.

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Team Selection And Seeding Is Broken, Here’s How To Fix It

Illinois St. left out of the field completely. Monmouth not even considered. Princeton needing an automatic bid. Wichita St. a 10 seed. Thanks to the NCAA Tournament selection committee’s focus on RPI derivatives (not even the metric itself) the accomplishments by mid-majors are consistently undervalued.

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Wrapping Up NIT Bracketology

The NIT bracket is out and the road to Madison Square Garden begins. Here’s a quick look at the choices the committee made and how projections fared.

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Early Thoughts On The NIT Bracket

Late last night as the clocks sprung forward I published my second to last NIT bracket of the season. In the past I’ve had a chance to write up some thoughts about the bracket, but that hasn’t been nearly as easy this season. But I did want to share some of my thinking at this […]

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The NIT Bubble Now

Selection Sunday is getting extremely close and the number of automatic bids to the NIT is extremely low at the moment. (Still a long way to go!)

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NIT Bracketology: February 27

Now this gets real. A number of mid-majors have determined their league champion. There’s only one week of major conference play remaining and the bracket is getting much clearer.

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An NIT Selection Trends FAQ

During the course of NIT Bracketology I’m often asked a number of questions about the process. Using data I pulled from on NIT participants for the past five seasons I took at some trends I think would be most useful for current observers.

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NIT Bracketology: Feb. 13, 2017

Now it’s getting real. There is just a month until Selection Sunday and the resumes are starting to solidify.

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NIT Bracketology: January 30, 2017

Now that it’s almost February, it’s time for another round of NIT Bracketology. This is the first official, hand-curated bracket from NYC Buckets this season.

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Way Too Early NIT Bracketology (Via EBS)

It’s obviously still way too early to start projecting the NCAA tournament or NIT brackets, but… Let’s do it anyways!

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