2014 College Basketball Invitational
The 2014 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 18 and Wednesday, March 19. After the quarterfinals, the bracket was reseeded. A best-of-three championship series between the eventual winner Siena College and the loser Fresno State was held on March 31, April 2, and April 5 in a best of three series. Games were televised by the CBS Sports Network.
|2014 College Basketball Invitational Tournament|
|Finals site||Save Mart Center|
Alumni Recreation Center
Albany, New York
|Champions||Siena Saints (1st title)|
|Runner-up||Fresno State Bulldogs (1st title game)|
|Winning coach||Jimmy Patsos (1st title)|
|MVP||Brett Bisping (Siena)|
The following teams were announced as participants Sunday, March 16 after the NCAA Selection Show.
|Team||Conference||Overall record||Conference record|
|Fresno State||Mountain West||17–16||9–9|
|Illinois State||Missouri Valley||16–15||9–9|
|Morehead State||Ohio Valley||20–13||10–6|
|Old Dominion||Conference USA||16–17||9–7|
|Penn State||Big Ten||15–17||6–12|
|Stony Brook||America East||23–10||13–3|
|South Dakota State||Summit League||19–12||10–4|
The following programs declined an invitation to participate in the CBI:
|1||March 18||7:00 pm||Stony Brook at Siena|
|2||March 19||7:00 pm||Hampton at Penn State|
|3||7:00 pm||South Dakota State at Old Dominion|
|4||7:00 pm||Princeton at Tulane|
|5||8:00 pm||Wyoming at Texas A&M||FCS Pacific|
|6||8:00 pm||Morehead State at Illinois State|
|7||9:00 pm||Fresno State at UTEP|
|8||10:00 pm||Radford at Oregon State|
|9||March 24||7:00 pm||Penn State at Siena||CBSSN|
|10||7:00 pm||Radford at Old Dominion|
|11||9:00 pm||Texas A&M at Illinois State||CBSSN|
|12||10:00 pm||Princeton at Fresno State|
|13||March 26||7:00 pm||Illinois State at Siena|
|14||10:00 pm||Old Dominion at Fresno State|
|15||March 31||10:00 pm||Siena at Fresno State||CBSSN|
|16||April 2||7:00 pm||Fresno State at Siena||CBSSN|
|17||April 5||11:30 am||Fresno State at Siena||CBSSN|
|All tipoff times in Eastern Time Zone. Winning team in bold.|
|Finals (Best of three)|
March 31, April 2, 5
|South Dakota State||65|
- "2014 CBI Schedule" (PDF). gazellegroup.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 3, 2014.
- Osterman, Zach (March 16, 2014). "Hoosiers miss NIT, decide to end season". The Indianapolis Star. Gannett Company. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
- No agreement with CBI and no tournament for Bonnies. Olean Times Herald. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
- Butler, J. P. (March 16, 2015). No tournament for Bonnies. Olean Times Herald. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
- Amato, Laura (March 27, 2014). "Siena, Fresno State to play CBI final at ARC". The Saratogian.