The CBI is over, but won't be soon forgotten. Point guard Tray Woodall had a really interesting comment about his initial thoughts in playing in the tournament.
Initially, Woodall was highly skeptical:
"I'll be completely honest. When I first heard about this [CBI] tournament, I thought it would be a lose-lose situation," Woodall said. "We're Pitt, we're not supposed to be in tournaments like this. We looked at this that we wanted to keep getting better."
The 'lose-lose' mentality was essentially what I said in the beginning. When it was first announced Pitt would play in the tournament, it was said that the players wanted to keep playing. I'd be interested in knowing which players came out on which side - and where they stand now.
After winning the event, it's probably safe to assume that some perceptions have changed among the players. Mine hasn't, but then again, mine doesn't matter nearly as much. Like I said in the recap, kudos to the players for showing up to play in the postseason.