i said they have only made it past the first round in 2 of the last 5 years. i am correct.
No you arent. In the past 5 years they've made the tournament, they've advanced past the 1st round 4 out of 5 times
making the NIT is not a good thing. it's a bad thing
it is widely accepted that making the NIT means "not making it past the first round of the ncaa tourney."
I have never heard that in my life. I don't know who you hear that from, but it is retarded. 2 totally different things. Either way, I'm speaking literally, not figuratively (like what is quoted above), and in a literal sense, they've made it past the 1st round 4 out of 5 times in their last 5 NCAA Tournament appearances