HOOPS: Rebels say no to CBI

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?

— PA


8 Responses to “HOOPS: Rebels say no to CBI”

  1. GoreSport Bracketology « More with Gore Says:

    […] its champion from a pool of teams that failed to make the NCAA Tournament and the NIT Tournament. >>> Read more about the Rebels’ no go in the College Basketball Invitational. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)NCAA Tournament BreakdownMy Bowl Pickem Update: […]

  2. Rebs’ say thanks, but no thanks to CBI « More with Gore Says:

    […] Coach Andy Kennedy is saying the team will not accept the invitation to the tournament due to injuries, but in all seriousness — what does any team have to gain by playing for a championship in a pool of teams that did not make the NCAA Tournament and the NIT Tournament? >>> read more about the Rebs’ no go with the CBI […]

  3. JB Says:

    I think its congrats due to the Miss State team for a job well done. For Ole Miss, its re-group and re-arm for battle in the war of next season.

  4. JB Says:

    I must be missing something here, only three SEC teams making it into the NCAA tournment. What about Kentucky Wildcats? They are alway there.

  5. bclark2202 Says:

    JB, not this year

  6. oxfordrebel Says:

    Kentucky just ain’t very good JB. Since Tubby left, they just haven’t been the same team. I figure Gillespie gets another season, and if he doesn’t do something big, he’s out the door.

    Glad to see basketball is over, now we can focus on the next best thing to football: baseball. In case y’all didn’t know, we ran our win streak to 8 games before falling in the second game of a doubleheader today by losing 7-6. Rebels are really playing at a higher level right now, with relief pitching being a bright spot. Suprisingly though, Bittle hasn’t really found his groove yet as he entered the game today with it tied and allowed what would be the winning run in the 5th. He suffered the loss to push him to 1-2 on the year. The real loser was Aaron Barrett as he worked 1 inning giving up 6 hits and 4 runs, all earned. This guy has yet to have a good game and this should be the ax for him in the weekend rotation. If not, Bianco is either way too patient or crazy. Or both.

    Anyways, y’all come and support the Rebs any chance you get, looks to be another good season on the diamond.

  7. djrebel Says:

    We discovered while driving that Ole Miss was indeed left out of the NIT. We’re getting a few hours sleep in Macon and will get back on the road later this morning.

    OR, they’ve got to find that third starter. That much is clear. Maybe that could be Bittle. I felt from the start that Bittle was so dominant last year it was going to be hard for him to duplicate that success.

    — PA

  8. JB Says:

    I’m not sure that Gillespie will be around for next season at Kentucky.

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