I'm pretty sure that the CIT takes bids on hosting games. From as sure as he talked it sounded like he had already had conversations with the CIT. I don't know why he would make a comment as definitive that if we win our quarterfinal game we are in. So I wouldn't be surprised if UND hasn't already had conversations with the CIT and possibly put in a bid for if we don't win the BSC.
Makes the Omaha loss sting even more. They would be 2 games over had they won that and would be eligible even with an upset loss in the first round of the Big Sky. While the Big Dance is obviously the primary goal, any way to extend the season is good for the program and UND could probably do some damage in the CIT.
Speaking of the BIg Dance. Liberty is playing in the Big South final right now on ESPN2. If they win they would almost certainly be a first four team, which UND would likely be with its record should it win the Big Sky.