Postseason Tournaments

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  • #18966

    lehigh90
    Participant

    Does anybody know if Lehigh was offered to play in or considered playing in the CBI or CIT this year?

    #18969

    Miller
    Participant

    They should pass if so. CBI teams always loose money, lets move on.

    #18973

    lehigh90
    Participant

    If losing money was the criteria, Lehigh wouldn’t offer any sports.

    #18974

    toddcudd
    Participant

    Ha! True! I’d be kind of surprised if we were invited this year – but who knows? I think the CBI, in particular, had a hard timing filling their bracket. Lots of reports of teams turning down invites.
    Depending on how much these tourneys really do cost, it may just be that the staff thinks we’ve got better places to spend that money.

    #18975
    StablerBum
    StablerBum
    Participant

    I have no idea if there was an invite (my bet would be no), but besides the financial cost there is the resource cost. Maybe the staff think it would serve the program better long term if they were recruiting and attending high school playoff games rather than practicing/scouting/traveling for a relatively trivial tournament. There are reports of Lehigh coaches attending multiple NJ state playoff games last week.

    #18976

    pafan11
    Participant

    No clue if they were invited but TK scheduled for Surgery on his thump, long season, academics, cost, and recruiting probably all factor in the decision process.

    #18977

    lfnadmin
    Keymaster

    One interesting tidbit: The NIT is having Arizona State, the Pac 12 team Lehigh beat, fly across the country to face UConn in Storrs. Had Lehigh been sent instead, it would have given UConn a better team to play for the cost of a bus ride.

    #18980

    Miller
    Participant

    Arizona St flying is no big deal, those schools in the big 5 split $$$’s earned by each school in the bowls/playoff game etc.Those are $$$’s that FCS football schools will not see in their athletic budget. That is also why some teams can afford to lose money in a CBI. And……….if the 2 teams played again today, the better team is probably headed to UConn.

    #18981
    Bison137
    Bison137
    Participant

    Quote: One interesting tidbit: The NIT is having Arizona State, the Pac 12 team Lehigh beat, fly across the country to face UConn in Storrs. Had Lehigh been sent instead, it would have given UConn a better team to play for the cost of a bus ride.

    Arizona State is far better than any PL team this year.

    • This reply was modified 5 years, 7 months ago by Bison137 Bison137.
    #18983

    toddcudd
    Participant

    Better? I’ll take that. Far better? Scoreboard.

    p.s. through 5 periods of basketball.

    #18991
    jimk72
    jimk72
    Participant

    Tisk. Tisk. Sun Devils don’t get to play the game over again. Nor does Depaul. During our Jekyll and Hyde season on some nights we were by far the best team in the league. And on others, the nights that counted, not even close.

    #18994

    lehigh90
    Participant

    If you look at the fields in both CBI and CIT, there are a lot of similar teams to us playing. Many of our traditional OOC opponents, and even some academic minded schools are playing. Looks like our standard Nov/Dec schedule:

    Canisius
    NJIT
    St Francis
    UM-Eastern Shore
    Rider
    Hofstra
    Dartmouth
    Vermont
    Stony Brook
    UNH

    Hell, we might all sign up for that to be our non-conference schedule next year.

    #19011

    Miller
    Participant

    Arizona St won, and thank God Lehigh basketball is done. CBI=extending a disappointing season. We will be back………but not til next fall

    #19014

    lfnadmin
    Keymaster

    I’m with you, Miller. The CBI and CIT are money-eaters. If we were a senior-laden club it would give us one last chance for them to go out with a win, but with such a young team, best to keep them on the shelf and come back in the fall.

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