North Carolina makes infamous history, won’t play in NIT
from Adam Gretz, with YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com
The 2022-23 North Carolina Tar Heels have made some infamous history this season and now they seem ready to just take their ball and go home.
After it was confirmed on selection Sunday that they did not make the NCAA tournament, the school also announced it will not be competing in the NIT as even a consolation prize.
Tar Heels choose not to participate in 2023 NIT.
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— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) March 12, 2023
This is a brutal end to a season that started with such promise.
After being the national runner up a year ago, North Carolina entered this season as the preseason No. 1 team in the country and a favorite to win the National Championship.
Now they are not even headed to the tournament, but they are not playing any postseason basketball at all.
If this seems unprecedented, it is because it is.
The Tar Heels are the first team since the tournament expanded to 64 teams to open the season as the top team in the country and fail to make the tournament. It is not the type of history the Tar heels or their fans were expecting.
The frustration with not making the 68-team field is certainly understandable given the success of last season and the preseason expectations, but thumbing their nose at the NIT also reeks of sour grapes.
**********Heard this blunder, but with all that was going on, I wasn’t sure what Clark Kellogg was talking about…Greg Gumbel had some kind of slip up too, but his went over the heads of most of the followers of the selection show, and Gumbel’s was a bracket blunder of some sort…It was almost like Clark Kellogg was thinking about the TCU Horned Frogs, and the Texas Longhorns at the same, and he just made a name merger, and here you go, with the report…**********
Clark Kellogg had funny error during CBS Selection Sunday show
from Larry Brown Sports, with Darryn Albert, and from YardBarker.com/www.yardbarker.com
Clark Kellogg briefly turned Selection Sunday into Slip-Up Sunday.
While helping to anchor CBS’ coverage of the 2023 March Madness bracket unveiling, the veteran analyst Kellogg had a pretty hilarious goof. Kellogg named the TCU Horned Frogs as a team to watch in the West region but accidentally referred to them as the “Texas Froghorns” instead.
I'm taking Clark Kellogg's word for it and picking the Texas Froghorns to win it all. pic.twitter.com/uJaTQ6K9Sr
— Jim Weber (@JimMWeber) March 12, 2023
Kellogg clearly just got his signals crossed up there, confusing TCU for the Texas Longhorns. Texas is in the Midwest Region as a No. 2 seed (playing No. 15 Colgate in the first round) while TCU is in the West as a No. 6 seed (facing off in the first round against the winner of the First Four game between 11-seeds Arizona State and Nevada).
We should probably cut Kellogg some slack there though. Everybody makes mistakes, and Kellogg has already been plenty entertaining during Selection Sunday shows in the past.