UNC Basketball head coach has taken a great decision…..

The men’s basketball team at the University of North Carolina felt that their invitation to the NIT was insufficient, and a former NCAA coach feels that the Tar Heels ought to be held responsible.

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In a tweet posted to his Twitter account Sunday night, College Basketball Hall of Famer Tom Penders urged the NCAA basketball committee to “remember this slap in the face” and suggested that UNC should be fined for turning down an invitation to the NIT.

“ELEGANCE!” Penders composed. “UNC ought to pay hefty fines! The NCAA basketball committee ought to keep this humiliation fresh in their minds. Prior to the NCAA tournament, the NIT began.”

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Penders responded to the Tar Heels’ loss in a Tweet, criticizing head coach Hubert Davis for not getting the team to play hard and as a unit and stating that “Coach Davis has to step up and take the blame” for UNC’s failure to make the NCAA tournament.

According to Penders, “The Tar Heels rarely played hard and together.” That belongs on the coaching team! They are not doing themselves any favors by rejecting an NIT bid. That alone indicates to me that this team was being managed by the players.

“Coach Davis needs to own up to his mistakes. Prove to them that he is in command.

Penders posted a career head-coaching record of 649-437 across stops that included Houston, Rhode Island, Texas and George Washington. among others. He was named Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year in 1987.

UNC (20-13) became the first team to miss the NCAA tournament after being named the No. 1 team in preseason rankings since the field expanded in 1985.

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