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2013 CBI Tournament Bracket Released


The annual College Basketball Invitational (CBI) tournament, considered a third-tier tournament is now official. As teams that were snubbed from the NIT are invited to the CBI. Not all schools accept invites to the CBI as some either see it as a lesser tournament or the don’t plan to pay the cost to join the fold.

From the CBI website on the game times and locations:

"First Round games will be played on Tuesday, March 19 and Wednesday, March 20.The Quarterfinal Round will take place on Monday, March 25 with Semifinal Round games being played on Wednesday, March 27.A unique feature of the CBI is its best-of-three Championship Series, which begins on Monday, April 1 and continues on Wednesday, April 3. Should a third game be necessary, it will be played on Friday, April 5.Every game of the 2013 CBI will be played on campus, providing fans the opportunity to follow and support their team."

Here is how the tournament field breaks down in 2013:

Top Left

George Mason at College of Charleston

Texas at Houston

Bottom Left

Western Illinois at Purdue

Vermont at Santa Clara

Top Right

Tulsa at Wright State

Richmond at Bryant

Bottom Right

Lehigh at Wyoming

North Dakota State at Western Michigan