2016 College Basketball Invitational

The 2016 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 and the quarterfinals were held in mid-March on the home courts of participating teams.[1] After the quarterfinals, the bracket was reseeded for the semifinals. A best-of-three championship series was held between the two finalist teams. An experimental rule allowing players six personal fouls instead of five was used in all national postseason tournaments except for the NCAA Tournament.

2016 College Basketball Invitational Tournament
Season2015–16
Teams16
Finals siteEllis Johnson Arena
Lawlor Events Center
Morehead, Kentucky
Reno, Nevada
ChampionsNevada Wolf Pack (1st title)
Runner-upMorehead State Eagles (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachEric Musselman (1st title)
MVPTyron Criswell (Nevada)
Attendance57,774
College Basketball Invitational Tournaments
«2015 2017»

ParticipantsEdit

The following teams were announced as participants Sunday, March 13 after the NCAA Selection Show.[2]

Team Conference Overall record Conference record
Albany America East 24–8 13–3
Duquesne Atlantic 10 16–16 6–12
Eastern Washington Big Sky 17–15 10–8
Houston Baptist Southland 17–16 10–8
Idaho Big Sky 21–12 12–6
Montana Big Sky 21–11 14–4
Morehead State Ohio Valley 19–12 11–5
Nebraska–Omaha Summit League 18–13 10–6
Nevada Mountain West 19–12 10–8
Ohio MAC 21–11 11–7
Pepperdine West Coast 18–13 10–8
Seattle WAC 14–16 7–7
Siena MAAC 21–12 13–7
UNC Greensboro Southern 14–18 10–8
Vermont America East 21–13 11–5
Western Carolina Southern 16–17 10–8

ScheduleEdit

Source:[3]

Date Time* Matchup Television Score Attendance
First round
March 15 7:00 pm Morehead State at Siena 84–80 2,061
March 16 7:00 pm Albany at Ohio 90–94OT 3,034
March 16 7:00 pm Nebraska–Omaha at Duquesne 112–120 609
March 16 7:00 pm Houston Baptist at UNC Greensboro ESPN3 65–69 1,031
March 16 7:00 pm Western Carolina at Vermont 74–79 1,486
March 16 9:00 pm Pepperdine at Eastern Washington 72–79 1,518
March 16 10:00 pm Idaho at Seattle 63–68 999
March 16 10:30 pm Montana at Nevada 75–79 4,524
Quarterfinals
March 21 7:00 pm Duquesne at Morehead State 72–82 1,387
March 21 7:00 pm UNC Greensboro at Ohio 67–72 3,567
March 21 10:00 pm Eastern Washington at Nevada 70–85 6,053
March 21 10:00 pm Vermont at Seattle 73–54 999
Semifinals
March 23 7:00 pm Morehead State at Ohio 77–72 3,712
March 23 10:00 pm Vermont at Nevada 72–86 6,133
Championship series
March 28 8:30 pm Nevada at Morehead State ESPNU 83–86 4,187
March 30 9:00 pm Morehead State at Nevada 68–77 7,431
April 1 9:00 pm Morehead State at Nevada 82–85OT 9,043
*All times are listed as Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4). Winning team in bold.

BracketEdit

  First round
March 15–16
Quarterfinals
March 21
Semifinals
(reseeded)
March 23
Finals (Best-of-three)
March 28, March 30, April 1
                                         
Siena 80  
Morehead State 84  
    Morehead State 82  
 
    Duquesne 72  
Duquesne 120
Nebraska–Omaha 112  
    Ohio 72  
    Morehead State 77  
Ohio 94*  
Albany 90  
    Ohio 72
 
    UNC Greensboro 67  
UNC Greensboro 69
Houston Baptist 65  
    Morehead State 86 68 82
    Nevada 83 77 85*
Nevada 79  
Montana 75  
    Nevada 85
 
    Eastern Washington 70  
Eastern Washington 79
Pepperdine 72  
    Nevada 86
    Vermont 72  
Seattle 68  
Idaho 63  
    Seattle 53
 
    Vermont 74  
Vermont 79
Western Carolina 74  

Home teams listed first.
* Denotes overtime period

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 CBI Bracket". College Basketball Invitional. Gazelle Group. Retrieved February 11, 2016.
  2. ^ Cella, Ray. "CBI Field Is Announced". College Basketball Invitational. Gazelle Group. Retrieved March 14, 2016.
  3. ^ CBS Sports CBI Scores