It seems that someone forgot to tell Clemson that you're not supposed to be excited about playing in the NIT, because the video above seems to indicate that they're having a blast.
And why not?
Following their victory against Belmont to elevate the team to the NIT semi-finals being held at Madison Square Garden, the fans and players seemed to be ecstatic.
While the NIT is hardly considered "The Dance," it's nice to see the teams involved not treat it like an insult.
Indiana decided to end their season rather than be apart of the College Basketball Invitational, but Clemson seems to be embracing their post-season experience, which could pay dividends for the young team in coming years.
But there's also the possibility that playing and watching college basketball should be fun. Just floating that out there.