View Full Version : NIT Still Has 10 Open Slots If Anyone Wants To Play

03-24-2008, 05:52 PM
According to Newton, since several teams either rejected the NIT's initial invitation or made an informal commitment to the tournament but never bothered to return follow-up phone calls, there were six empty spots remaining prior to Tuesday night's opening tip-off. That number increased to 10 when Morgan State, UNC-Asheville, Elks Lodge #368 from Mesquite, NV, and the team representing the Squirrel Hill Jewish Community Center in Pittsburgh, PA canceled at the last minute.

"In order to participate in the NIT, all you have to do is show up with five guys, some basketball sneakers, and a good attitude," Newton said. "Or, if you are a single and just want to play some B-ball, don't feel embarrassed. Just show up and we can probably fit you in somewhere."

03-24-2008, 08:12 PM
I have always liked The Onion, but I think that they should have done a little bit of research and done the story about the laughable CBI (College Basketball Invitational) than the NIT, which is a respectable tournament.