Ohio State beat UMass for the NIT title Thursday night at Madison Square Garden. There was a time when the NIT meant something. Even as late as 1970, the NIT championship was regarded as a legitimate claim to a national championship. Since then, it's become the race to see who's the best team of those not selected for the NCAA championship. And today, no one on earth cares but Buckeye fans who were able to win after losing two BCS championship games and a basketball title game in two years. -Cyd Zeigler jr.