NC State Out of 2007 Preseason NIT, Home & Away Added with Huggins(less) Cincy

From today’s N&O

“Sendek said NCSU had been forced to drop a planned Preseason NIT appearance in 2007. Sendek said Boston College, the ACC’s newest member, also was scheduled to play in the same Preseason NIT.”

In the history of the Preseason NIT, only Clemson and NC State have failed to appear and represent the Atlantic Coast Conference (prior to the addition of Miami, Boston College, and Virginia Tech).

Since Herb Sendek became the Head Basketball Coach at NC State:
* only Clemson, Virginia and NC State have failed to represent the (old) ACC in the Pre-season NIT.
* Duke, Wake Forest and North Carolina have each managed to appear in the Tournament twice

1986: Virginia
1987: Georgia Tech
1988: North Carolina
1990: Duke
1991: Georgia Tech
1992: Florida State
1993: North Carolina
1994: Virginia
1995: Georgia Tech
1996: Duke
1997: Florida State
1998: North Carolina
1999: Maryland
2000: Duke
2001: Wake Forest
2002: North Carolina
2003: Georgia Tech
2004: Wake Forest
2005: Duke

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9 Responses to NC State Out of 2007 Preseason NIT, Home & Away Added with Huggins(less) Cincy

  1. Jeff 10/27/2005 at 1:55 PM #


    Our Athletics Director and Basketball Coach have told us for years that, despite our horrible OOC performance that would motivate teams to want to play us, schools like Cincy have been “afraid to play us” for YEARS!!

    Now…out of nowhere….suddenly….Cincy is in upheaval, without Bob Huggins, and we can magically get games with them “so Andrew Brackman can play back home”.

  2. Jeff 10/27/2005 at 2:00 PM #

    Somehow, last year when things were tough, some morons on the Pack Pride boards thought by lying about State playing in the 2005 preseason NIT that Herb would shake some criticism for his horrible OOC schedule. Then, we found it that it wasn’t going to be the 2005 Preseason NIT…it was going to be the 2007 one.

    For the last 12 months I have been setting this up on the boards; anyone who doesn’t drool on themselves without assistance knew that this was coming somehow…someway. And, you KNEW that it was in NO WAY going to be NC State’s fault. (Nothing ever is!)


  3. site admin 10/27/2005 at 2:16 PM #

    @ favorite comments about this from the message boards are as follows:

    (1) Misterre: “I am sure our intrepid AD “tried” to get us added to the NIT. My guess is we will see a press release that said every team in the NIT was afraid to play us.”

    (2) FLWolf88:Sendek said: “I guess BC’s contract predated ours.” I find this troubling for a couple of reasons. First, Mr. Cerebral (herb) knows if it predates ours or not. The man knows what the real reason is. Tell us the real reason why it is BC and not us or don’t say anthing. Second, we have been in the ACC forever, not BC. I think that should hold just as much weight. Has BC already played in the tourney? Because we have not.

    Something tells me we wanted out of a tourney with good teams. Let’s get Winthrop and Western Carolina on our schedule quick. Maybe, even ECU. Also, maybe the rest of the ACC wanted to send a better representative (from a basketball competiveness standpoint).

  4. CLASS OF '74 10/27/2005 at 2:52 PM #

    The solution to this is: make everyone play home and home in the conference. The competion is better and it is the only “fair” way to have a conference regular season champion. 22 confeence games is not too many as Coach K suggests! Would you rather see ECU, WCU and the like or Clemson, FSU and Miami? A no-brainer, git ‘er done.

  5. Jeff 10/27/2005 at 3:55 PM #

    I think that may be one of those great ideas that fans would love, but that is next to impossible to make happen in reality. Even if all of the semantics and logistics would work themselves out, the only way that I would support such an idea would be if every other conference in the country did the same thing so that we were all on a similar playing field come Selection Sunday.

    To be fair, Herb should love this idea as it takes the heat off of him (as if Fowler would ever put any on him) to schedule better OOC. If you were playing a predetermined 22 games, nobody should complain with 5 or 6 home cupcakes in the OOC.

  6. BJD95 10/27/2005 at 4:07 PM #

    Obviously, this ticks me off, but I am having difficulty diverting any of my Amato-directed rage right now.

  7. lumberpack 10/27/2005 at 10:56 PM #

    What a liar. Amazing that he and Fowler get a pass

  8. scott 10/28/2005 at 2:44 PM #

    Let’s see…under Herb, we’ve not been in the Pre-Season NIT, the Alaska Shoot-out (or whatever the Anchorage tourney is called now), or one of the Hawaiian tournaments in 9 years. Guess Lee & Herb tried for those as well, but the other teams were just too afraid to play us. Since Herb can’t outcoach others in the ACC, he needs to have the weakest poosible non-conference schedule he can get away with to pad his mediocre record.

  9. Jeff 10/28/2005 at 5:06 PM #

    ^ But we’ve played in all of the CoSida & BCA classics in the RBC!!! Including the one where Charlotte beat the pants off of us on our home floor.

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