And that concludes the night’s intrigue over the basketball postseason. It’s officially over for Alabama, ending the season with a 17-15 record.
It was over after not landing one of the 32 NIT bids since the school informed the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) ahead of time that it was not interested in participating in the third annual, third tier event.
Sleep tight, now.
That’s two down, how much further will it go? Will the Crimson Tide consider a trip to the CBI?
No, Alabama did not make the NIT field of 32 that will play for the right to be called the No. 66 team in the land.
Stay tuned for any further updates.
Sorry, that was a bad joke. But now that the NCAA selection process is over, the Crimson Tide can think harder about its chances of an NIT bid.
Coach Anthony Grant said his team was on the “NIT bubble” after losing to Kentucky on Friday and he’ll find out soon enough.
Stay tuned for updates after the NIT brackets are released starting at 8 p.m. CDT
It’s a soggy Friday in Nashville, but the multiplying Kentucky fans are not hiding away. They still litter the streets around Bridgestone Arena looking for tickets. Scalpers are getting several hundred bucks for tickets to today’s noon meeting with Alabama in the SEC tournament second round.
Ticket sellers are even trying to sell me tickets as I walk by with my pass around my neck. It’s a free for all out there.
No real news to report just yet. There are debates around the media room about a potential Alabama trip to the NIT, but that’s hardly newsworthy.
Check back later for updates and follow the Bama Blog twitter feed during the game.