I have to admit, I'm surprised the team was selected for the NIT in the wake of the news today regarding the firing of Anthony Grant. Should be an emotional game for the players. Alabama will host this game because of a facility conflict at Illinois. For those of you who can make it, get out to the game and support these players. Please.
Edit: We've had our disagreements here about Anthony Grant's worth as a head coach, but I think most of us agree he handled himself with class while at Alabama. Why the university couldn't extend the same class to him and wait until after the NIT announcement to make the change boggles my mind. I'm okay with them making a change regardless of what this team would do in the NIT, but at least let Grant finish the season. His players fought for him all season. He deserved the right to coach out the season. Another black eye for an administration that has looked extremely incompetent in recent months.