ZIPS TO PLAY FLORIDA STATE IN FIRST-ROUND NIT ACTION
Righting a wrong from last year, the NIT has awarded the Zips a bid. Akron will play Florida State Tuesday night at 9 p.m. The game will be televised by ESPN Classic.
Funny, the Zips get an NIT bid with a 23-win season, when last year, they were denied a post-season bid with 26 victories. Was this year’s schedule that much better than last year’s? Is the NIT making up for a mistake from 2007? Who knows? Doesn’t really matter now. But it just goes to show you how the NCAA has screwed up the NIT since taking over in 2005.
Now, the Zips are off to Florida. A quick turn-a-round from the MAC Championship game.
Florida State is 19-14. This is the third consecutive year that they have played in the NIT.
ZIPS LAND SPOT IN NIT AFTER LAST YEAR’S REJECTION…The Akron Beacon Journal
AKRON TO FACE SEMINOLES IN NIT…The Plain Dealer
OHIO STATE, AKRON GET NIT BIDS…The Canton Repository
FLORIDA STATE, FLORIDA, EACH OPEN AT HOME…Herald Tribue (Sarasota, FL)
SEMINOLES, GATORS GAIN CONSOLATION WITH NIT INVITES…Sun-Sentinel (Orlando, FL)
MEN’S BASKETBALL EARNS BID TO NIT…GoZips.com
AKRON TO PLAY FLORIDA STATE IN NIT…UofAZips.com
FLORIDA STATE PLAYS HOST TO AKRON IN FIRST ROUND OF NIT…Seminoles.com
KENT STATE DRAWS UNLV IN TOURNEY…Akron Beacon Journal
KENT STATE GOES DANCING…WKYC.COM
KENT STATE WINS SECOND TITLE IN THREE YEARS…C-M Life
113 DIVISION I POST-SEASON BIDS, AND WESTERN MICHIGAN ISN’T ONE OF THEM
Not the NCAA, not the NIT, not the CBI. The Kalamazoo Gazette reports today that Western Michigan’s basketball team will be sitting on their BUTTS during March Madness.
QUICK EXIT FOR BRONCOS…Western Herald
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