I have seen on a message board talk of a preseason NIT appearance. As I said on a previous response to a blogger, I remember Coach Menzies spoke about the interest in the Aggies for the preseason NIT after a game during the regular season. I haven't heard much talk develop from that, but they are listed on a preseason NIT website. It would be nice for them if it does pan out, but my understanding was that there is a push for home games at NMSU to put people back in the seats.
What I do feel confident about is the USC, Pepperdine, and I have learned of a road game at Stanford, which could have been the reason for the delay, but perhaps its putting the finishing touches on the NIT schedule.
Here is a column I wrote for Sunday's paper about the upcoming basketball season. Bottom line is that I'm also looking forward to the basketball schedule for men and women's hoops to be released.