So who is coming here for the NIT? We've got 2 teams from the Atlantic 10 conference coming to the state...one to Lincoln and one to Omaha. They both aren't household name programs so I'll do my best to tell you what I know about them since I'm the A-10 kid here.
Charlotte 49ers - 20-13, 9-7 in conference tied for 4th
Coach: Bobby Lutz, 10th year
NIT Record under Lutz: 1-2
Best Player: Leemire Goldwire - 30 points or more 6 times this year
Team: LOVES the 3 point shot, L Temple in the A-10 Semi-Finals.
Best wins: At Clemson, SUI, Wake Forest
Road Record: 4-7
Rhode Island Rams- 21-11 7-9 in conference tied for 9th
Coach: Jim Baron, 7th year
NIT Record under Baron: 2-2
Best Player - Will Daniels - 1st Team A-10, 18.7 pts/6.7 rebs per
Team: Lost to Charlotte in last 2 gms. Lost 7 of 8. 3-9 since 2-1-08
Best Wins: At Syracuse, UAB
Road Record: 7-6 (1-3 last 4)
We'll talk about future oppenents as they come up if NU and CU advance.