Obviously, NMSU declined the College Basketball Invitational.
AD McKinley Boston said that he didn't believe that 6.5 thousand fans would show up to the Pan Am to watch the Aggies in the CBI. Well, at least he was unsure which is close enough to not believing.
Hard to argue with him here. First off, the CBI games haven't drawn particularly well. Two games in last night's CBI opener - Houston @ Nevada and Richmond @ Virginia - barely drew over 4 thousand. The two others - Rider @ Old Diminion and Brown @ Ohio - barely drew over 2 thousand and 1 thousand - respectively.
Boston did not want NMSU going on the road. What about a road contest at UTEP? That would have been fun for both teams and the fans! That would have made some sense to me. My question to you is, would you have bought a CBI ticket for a home game or at UTEP. It might be a poor one for this blog, as most of the answers could come back yes. But be honest in your assessment here.