If you were holding out hope for an NIT berth for Ole Miss, the fact that the school was contacted about playing in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) may indicate that the Rebels won’t be receiving an NIT bit.
Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy says the school told the CBI it will not play in that event because of the current injury situation.
Athletics director Pete Boone told me a while back he didn’t envision the Rebels playing in the CBI. At that time the opinion was not based solely on the cost for playing in the event. It was more of what do you gain for the cost of playing in a tournament that crowns a champion from teams that don’t play in the NCAA or NIT?