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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.[1]

2014 College Basketball Invitational Tournament
Season2013–14
Teams16
Finals siteSave Mart Center
Alumni Recreation Center
Fresno, California
Albany, New York
ChampionsSiena Saints (1st title)
Runner-upFresno State Bulldogs (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachJimmy Patsos (1st title)
MVPBrett Bisping (Siena)
College Basketball Invitational Tournaments
«2013 2015»

ParticipantsEdit

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
Hampton MEAC 18–12 13–3
Illinois State Missouri Valley 16–15 9–9
Morehead State Ohio Valley 20–13 10–6
Old Dominion Conference USA 16–17 9–7
Oregon State Pac-12 16–15 8–10
Penn State Big Ten 15–17 6–12
Princeton Ivy League 20–8 8–6
Radford Big South 21–10 10–6
Stony Brook America East 23–10 13–3
Siena MAAC 15–17 11–9
South Dakota State Summit League 19–12 10–4
Texas A&M SEC 17–15 8–10
Tulane Conference USA 17–16 8–8
UTEP Conference USA 23–10 12–4
Wyoming Mountain West 18–14 9–9

Declined invitationsEdit

The following programs declined an invitation to participate in the CBI:

ScheduleEdit

Game Date Time* Matchup Television
First round
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
Quarterfinals
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
Semifinals
13 March 26 7:00 pm Illinois State at Siena
14 10:00 pm Old Dominion at Fresno State
Championship series
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.

BracketEdit

  First round
March 18–19
 
Quarterfinals
March 24
 
Semifinals
March 26
(reseeded)
Finals (Best of three)
March 31, April 2, 5
CBSSN
                                         
Wyoming 43  
Texas A&M 59  
  Texas A&M 55  
 
  Illinois State 62  
Morehead State 67
Illinois State 77  
  Illinois State 49  
  Siena 61  
Radford 96  
Oregon State 92  
  Radford 59
 
  Old Dominion 82  
South Dakota State 65
Old Dominion 72  
  Siena 61 75 81
  Fresno State 57 89 68
Princeton 56  
Tulane 55  
  Princeton 56
 
  Fresno State 72  
Fresno State 61
UTEP 56  
  Old Dominion 64
  Fresno State 71  
Hampton 65  
Penn State 69  
  Penn State 52
 
  Siena 54  
Stony Brook 55
Siena 66  

Home teams listed second
During the finals, Siena hosted games 2 and 3 at Alumni Recreation Center instead of their normal home site at Times Union Center.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2014 CBI Schedule" (PDF). gazellegroup.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 3, 2014.
  2. ^ Osterman, Zach (March 16, 2014). "Hoosiers miss NIT, decide to end season". The Indianapolis Star. Gannett Company. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  3. ^ No agreement with CBI and no tournament for Bonnies. Olean Times Herald. Retrieved March 17, 2014.
  4. ^ Butler, J. P. (March 16, 2015). No tournament for Bonnies. Olean Times Herald. Retrieved March 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Amato, Laura (March 27, 2014). "Siena, Fresno State to play CBI final at ARC". The Saratogian.