2013 College Basketball Invitational
The 2013 College Basketball Invitational (CBI) was a single-elimination tournament of 16 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I teams that did not participate in the NCAA Tournament or the NIT. The opening games were held on Tuesday, March 19. A best-of-three championship series between the final two teams was held on April 1, April 3, and April 5.
|2013 College Basketball Invitational Tournament|
|Finals site||Leavey Center|
Recreation and Athletic Complex
Santa Clara, California
|Champions||Santa Clara Broncos (1st title)|
|Runner-up||George Mason Patriots (1st title game)|
|Winning coach||Kerry Keating (1st title)|
|MVP||Kevin Foster (Santa Clara)|
North Dakota State and College of Charleston each had 24 wins going into this tournament, which is the most since Akron and IUPUI in 2009 (24 wins each). Texas and Purdue were teams invited despite having records under .500.
|College of Charleston||Southern||24–10||14–4|
|North Dakota State||Summit||24–9||12–4|
|1||March 19||7:00 pm||George Mason at College of Charleston||AXS TV|
|2||9:00 pm||Lehigh at Wyoming||AXS TV|
|3||10:00 pm||Vermont at Santa Clara|
|4||March 20||7:00 pm||Western Illinois at Purdue||AXS TV|
|5||7:00 pm||North Dakota State at Western Michigan|
|6||7:00 pm||Tulsa at Wright State|
|7||7:00 pm||Richmond at Bryant||NEC TV, OSN|
|8||9:00 pm||Texas at Houston||AXS TV|
|9||March 25||7:00 pm||Houston at George Mason||AXS TV|
|10||7:00 pm||Santa Clara at Purdue||BTN Digital|
|11||7:00 pm||Richmond at Wright State||HLN|
|12||9:00 pm||Western Michigan at Wyoming||AXS TV|
|13||March 27||7:00 pm||Western Michigan at George Mason||AXS TV|
|14||9:00 pm||Santa Clara at Wright State||AXS TV|
|15||April 1||10:00 pm||George Mason at Santa Clara||AXS TV|
|16||April 3||7:00 pm||Santa Clara at George Mason||AXS TV|
|17||April 5||7:00 pm||Santa Clara at George Mason||AXS TV|
|All tipoff times in Eastern Time Zone. Winning team in bold.|
April 1, 3, 5
(Best of three)
|North Dakota State||71|
|College of Charleston||77|
* Denotes overtime period
Home teams listed second.
During finals, George Mason hosted games 2 and 3.
- "2013 CBI Schedule" (PDF). gazellegroup.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 July 2012. Retrieved 1 October 2012.
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