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Texas’ NIT championship win isn’t impressing everyone

Texas finished the season 21-16 after defeating Lipscomb 81-66 Thursday evening at Madison Square Garden. But not everyone was impressed.

AUSTIN, Texas — Editor's Note: The above video aired on April 1.

Texas' basketball team may have won the game, but they didn't necessarily win all of their fan's hearts.

The Texas Longhorns are National Invitation Tournament champions after the game Thursday evening, making this their second NIT championship win in program history, and their first since 1978

This got some mixed reactions online. 

Some Facebook users congratulated the team. 

Roberto Govea commented, "Congratulations!! Hook 'em Horns!" 

Another Facebook user, Deanna Dugosh Calderon, said, "Congrats to the men's team!!" 


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Others did not respond as positively. 

Facebook user Tony Bracci said, "Congrats on being the 69th best team in the country!!" Another user, Greg Brown, asked, "Where was this team in February??" 

Josh Rene Santamaria-Barrett said on Facebook, "Participation trophies for everyone. Cheers to mediocrity!"

Facebook user Nickolas Hoelscher created a new meaning for the NIT championship acronym, commenting, "Yay y'all won the not invited tournament!"

Some users came to their defense, however.

"You guys out there should be very proud of our young Longhorn team they just won the NIT championship and last time I checked it is the oldest tournament to date also the referees in the NIT are much better than the referees in the NCAA they at least let him play without calling ticky- Tech fouls," Dave Walz said. "Yeah they finished 69th but you guys got to realize they had a lot of injuries and suspensions this year. And I do agree with you on one thing -- they just need the right coach. The one they fired years ago is doing great things in Tennessee and you know who that is so that being said I'm proud of the Longhorns."

The Longhorns defeated Lipscomb 81-66 Thursday evening at Madison Square Garden. Dylan Osetkowski notched a double-double with a team-high of 19 points and 11 rebounds. Jase Febres pitched in 17 points with five rebounds. 

Texas finished the season 21-16.


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