The NIT could be tough because there may be 10 SEC teams with a winning record. Even if we finish 18-12, we could have as bad as the 8th RPI in the conference I'm guessing. Since only 3 SEC teams will probably make the NCAA tournament, I'd say we would be on the NIT bubble if we split the rest of our games.
I dug up the last 10 seasons around this time last year....
The "magic numbers", IIRC is:
- .500 in the SEC - 19 wins - win two SEC tournament games
.... will get you to the dance.
It was something like 67 out of 70 SEC teams over 10 years that hit those numbers. One was when the sub .500 Georgia team won the tourney and bounced somebody, and one was the year the committee left out MSU at 22-7 or whatever.
re: Chance of Tourney? NIT?Posted by T on 2/15/13 at 9:38 pm to JustSmokin
We went on something like a 14-2 run in the 2nd half when we finally started pressing. They couldnt get the ball past half court during the run. Their big guy hit two long 3s to end the run and we lost all momentum and they pulled away. We can play with florida if we press early. They also had a key injury a few weeks ago that will help.