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Would NBA Consider An NIT?

Here we are year-in and year-out begging for a name to say ‘You know what I love what Cubes is doing in Dallas and I want to play for him rather than extra cash.’ But it’s not happening.

05/20/2014

Maurice Walker #15 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers is defended by Yanick Moreira #35 of the Southern Methodist Mustangs during 2014 NIT Championship at Madison Square Garden on April 3, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Minnesota Beats SMU 65-63 To Win NIT

Austin Hollins hit a tiebreaking 3-pointer with 46.1 seconds left and Minnesota won the NIT championship Thursday night, beating SMU 65-63 to give the Pitino family its latest postseason tournament title.

04/03/2014

Head coach Larry Brown of the Southern Methodist Mustangs talks with Keith Frazier #4 and Nic Moore #11 (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Brown, SMU Face Pitino And Minnesota For NIT Title

Richard Pitino leads Minnesota into the title game Thursday night against 73-year-old Larry Brown and SMU at Madison Square Garden, a building both basketball junkies revere.

04/02/2014

MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 13: Nic Moore #11 of the SMU Mustangs shoots a jumpshot against the Houston Cougars during the quarterfinal round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament at FedExForum on March 13, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee. (Photo by Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

SMU Rallies Past Clemson 65-59 In NIT Semifinals

Markus Kennedy had 21 points, including the clinching three-point play, and SMU rallied from 13 down in the second half to beat Clemson 65-59 Tuesday night.

04/01/2014

(L-R) SMU Coach Larry Brown, Clemson's Brad Brownell, Minnesota's Richard Pitino and Florida State's Leonard Hamilton pose with NIT Trophy (Photo by Jane Slater, CBS 11 Sports)

Brown Back In NYC As SMU Advances In NIT

Clemson (23-13) meets SMU (26-9) in Tuesday’s first game, with Florida State (22-13) facing Minnesota (23-13) in the second. All the semifinalists won third-round games at home, with Minnesota’s eight-point win over Southern Mississippi the widest margin.

03/31/2014

The SMU Mustangs stand at attention during the National Anthem against the Houston Cougars during the quarterfinal round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament at FedExForum on March 13, 2014 in Memphis, Tennessee. (credit: Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

SMU Wins & Advances To NIT Semifinals

Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown is headed back to Madison Square Garden, this time taking his SMU Mustangs to the NIT semifinals after beating California 67-65.

03/27/2014

Head coach Larry Brown (credit: Layne Murdoch/NBAE via Getty Images)

SMU Wallops LSU To Advance In The NIT

SMU relied on one of the nation’s stingiest defenses to have the program’s best season since 1987-88. That defense got a boost from the Mustangs’ hot-shooting offense in the second half of an 80-67 victory against LSU.

03/25/2014

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SMU Beats UC-Irvine 68-54 In NIT Opener

Cannen Cunningham scored 17 points to lead SMU to a 68-54 victory Wednesday night over UC-Irvine in the first round of the NIT. They will next face LSU in the second round.

03/20/2014

Nick Russell of the SMU Mustangs defends against Sean Kilpatrick of the Cincinnati Bearcats on February 8, 2014 at Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

SMU Still Learning Hard Lessons

One of the first things SMU coach Larry Brown told his players after being left out of the NCAA tournament was that he didn’t want to hear any crying or complaining.

03/18/2014

Head coach Larry Brown of the SMU Mustangs celebrates with fans after defeating the Cincinnati Bearcats on February 8, 2014 at Moody Coliseum in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

Poll: Will SMU Win The NIT Championship?

SMU and Hall of Fame coach Larry Brown are a top seed in the NIT, after being snubbed by the NCAA tournament selection committee. But will they even win the NIT championship?

03/17/2014

Pierre Jackson of the Baylor Bears is named the MVP after defeating the Iowa Hawkeyes during the 2013 NIT Championship at Madison Square Garden on April 4, 2013 in New York City. (credit: Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Baylor Beats Iowa To Win 1st NIT Title

Pierre Jackson finished his college career in style with his fourth straight double-double, leading Baylor to their first NIT title with a 74-54 win over Iowa on Thursday night.

04/05/2013

Pierre Jackson, Baylor

Jackson Gets Baylor Into NIT Final

Pierre Jackson earned Baylor another game, putting up his third straight double-double to lift the Bears into the NIT championship with a 76-70 win over BYU on Tuesday night.

04/03/2013

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