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I remember it all too well AA. You dominated us in that as you have done since joining the A-10. I don’t at all fault Duquesne ponying up to play in the CBI for the reasons that you stated. However, for the average CBB fan other than the fans of the teams playing in the CBI, it is a big yawn.Why yawn? Duquesne wants to have players get some postseason experience. Remember when VCU beat SLU in the CBI championship? That VCU team followed it up with a Final Four run.
Interesting side note. The NCAA tournament began in 1939. At that time, there were 120 NCAA teams. Of the original 120, there are four - Army, the Citadel, St. Francis of Brooklyn, and William and Mary, who have never played in the tournament. Army was actually invited I believe in 1968, but chose the NIT instead. Bobby Knight, who was then the Army coach, said he chose the NIT because of the close proximity of Madison Square Garden to West Point. In actuality though, he knew that UCLA was almost guaranteed to win the NCAA championship, so why play if you had no chance to win the championship. I guess for those four teams, there might be some prestige in playing in the CBI.The prestige
Do the Rams of Richmond display their CBI championship banner A.A.?I hope no one hangs a CBI banner if they win. That is flat out embarrassing. There was no reason for Fordham to spend money on that tournament. Better to end the year after getting the three seed losing a tough game in the semis.