2011 College Basketball Invitational
The 2011 College Basketball Invitational (CBI) was a single-elimination tournament of 16 NCAA Division I teams that did not participate in the 2011 NCAA Tournament nor the 2011 National Invitation Tournament. The opening round began Tuesday, March 15. A best-of-three championship series between the two teams in the final was held on March 28, March 30, and April 1.
|2011 College Basketball Invitational Tournament|
|Finals site||Qwest Center Omaha|
Matthew Knight Arena
|Champions||Oregon Ducks (1st title)|
|Runner-up||Creighton Bluejays (1st title game)|
|Winning coach||Dana Altman (1st title)|
|MVP||Joevan Catron (Oregon)|
The tournament was won by Oregon who defeated Creighton in the finals after losing game one but winning the next two games at home to claim the title. This was the second time that the tournament was won by a team from the Pacific-10 Conference who entered the tournament with a losing record (Oregon State, 2009).
Coach Dana Altman, who was in his first year at Oregon, coached at Creighton the year before.
|Austin Peay||Ohio Valley||20–13||13–5|
|Rhode Island||Atlantic 10||19–13||9–7|
|San Jose State||WAC||17–15||5–11|
|St. Bonaventure||Atlantic 10||16–14||8–8|
|Weber State||Big Sky||18–13||11–5|
March 28, 30, April 1
(Best of three)
|San Jose State||74|
Creighton hosted game 1 of the finals, Oregon hosted games 2 and 3.