The Real USC NIT Story

We are hearing that the USC players were not keen in the least on playing in the NIT and if their opinions mattered, they would have passed.

Have also been told that Andy Enfield was not asked either…but was told by Lynn Swann and Max Nikias that the Trojans were most definitely playing in the NIT.

Chimezie Metu and Jordan McLaughlin were considering sitting out tonight against UNC Asheville (11 pm ET, ESPN2) to prevent any chance of injury, with Enfield’s blessings.