The NCAA tournament brackets were announced last night and fans are planning to fill theirs out to see how many results they can get right. it's a fun time of year. This year, however, the NIT is as interesting to me as the NCAA tournament because so many teams I like or are personal to me, will play in this one. I'd venture to say that this year's NIT is one of the best as far as teams involved.
Illinois, Illinois State, Valparaiso, Syracuse, Indiana, Iowa, Alabama, Clemson, all good teams.
My alma mater, Illinois State is the school which many felt were left out of the NCAA's unfairly yesterday. So they ended up with a number one seed in the NIT's. The biggest takeaway I noticed during the NCAA bracket announcements was the weird seeding. It's hard to know what to make of Wisconsin getting an 8 seed or Kansas a number one when they didn't get past the first round in their conference tournament. Michigan won the BIG tournament beating Minnesota but Michigan gets a 7 seed and Minnesota a 5.
Whatever, it's a fun time of year.