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The Buffs had a trip to the NIT Finals and a date with the Shockers (would most people want a date where a shocker is involved?) a mere 15 seconds from happenning. But alas, a defensive lapse allowed Bama to take the lead and the Buffs' Alec Burks jumper at the horn was long.
Was the Buffs' trip to the NIT semifinals more or less valubale than the NCAA bid that was criminally stolen from them?
The NIT provided the Buffs with three sellouts at the Foam Doam, three games on national TV, and invaluable playing time for the younger players on the team (although Burks and the three seniors got most of the playing time, with the four of them and 95% of the scoring gone in 11-12. Good luck with that Tad.) It got alums and fans excited about the future of the program, it got Chauncey Billups face time on TV (nice red shirt Chauncey. Can someone get this guy any type of CU merch? And if Melo would've shown up to watch the game last night there's a good chance someone would've leased a Concord jet, flown to NYC and kicked him in the package), and will most likely sell some tickets for the inaugural Pac 12 hoops season.
(On a positive note, Buffs fans repped hard at MSG last night with a decided advantage in the crowd. The flip side is the team lost in front of their NYC base, but not as hard of a flop as the football team did in the Bay Area versus Cal with over 10k Buff fans on hand. If this trend continues, I hope we play well in front of our huge southern hemisphere contingent in the World Cricket Finals.)
Who'd want a trip to the NCAA anyway? The Buffs would've got that #11 seed, had to play in a "play in" game and go from there. They'd be buried with the rest of the field. I mean, what chance does and undersized and outmanned #11 seed have anyway?