Anyone notice that the other three teams that joined Penn State in last year’s NIT Final Four made the NCAA Tournament.
Baylor (runner-up): 25-7, #7 RPI, #3 seed South Region
Notre Dame: 23-11, #46 RPI, #6 seed South Region
San Diego State, 25-8, #32 RPI, #11 seed Midwest Region (and winners of the MWC Tournament)
In addition, of the 4 teams that lost in the NIT quarterfinals (Florida, Auburn, Kentucky, and St. Mary’s), three of those four teams made the NCAA Tournament this season. BTW, the other team, Auburn, fired their head coach at the end of this season (after finishing 15-17, 6-10 in SEC).