Morgantown, West Virginia – The West Virginia Mountaineers will not play in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI), the third most important postseason tournament following the NCAA Tournament and the NIT, according to a West Virginia University athletics spokesperson.
The Mountaineers could potentially be invited to play in the NIT, but it’s very unlikely. The NIT officially dropped its requirement that teams have at least a .500 record, but since then no sub-.500 team has been invited.
“We’ve got more games to play,” Huggins said following West Virginia’s loss in the Big 12 Conference Tournament. “We’ll get home and have them rest for a day or so and we’ll get back at it and get ready to bring home a trophy. That’s what we do. That’s what we set our goals for every year. It’s obviously not going to be the one that we wanted, but it’s going to be a trophy that is well worth bringing home.”
It looks like the Mountaineers will have to wait for an unlikely NIT invite. If that invite doesn’t come, West Virginia’s season will be over.