WOOO HOOOO, it’s NIT gameday, said almost noone ever. With that said, I’m actually excited to see this Utah basketball team play again, because they have been a joy to watch this season (for the most part). They weren’t ever going to make a run for the league title or anything, but they played hard and they played together. I’m excited to see how they bounce back from a disappointing loss to Oregon in the conference tournament. Coach K even came out saying that the team last year in the NIT may have wanted the season to end, while this team wants to keep playing. I think that should be true of the seniors, namly Justin Bibbins and David Collette. That’s who I want to see carry this team to an NIT win. The NIT isn’t the ideal scenerio, since the team is there, they may as well see how many games they can win.
The Utes are taking on a good UC Davis team, that is going to battle to keep their season alive too, because post season basketball on any level means a lot to a lower conference team, especially playing a Power 5 program on the road. The Utes need to take this game serious and play some good ball to get the win, and I expect a better effort than we saw in the NIT a season ago.
If you can’t make it to the Huntsman, here’s how to check it out.
How to watch:
Streaming only: ESPN 3 (watchespn.com)