2017 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament
|2017 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament|
|Finals site||Dugan Wellness Center|
Corpus Christi, Texas
|Champions||Saint Peter's (1st title)|
|Runner-up||Texas A&M–Corpus Christi (1st title game)|
|Winning coach||John Dunne (1st title)|
|MVP||Quadir Welton (Saint Peter's)|
|Attendance||30,145 (1 game not reported)|
After all 26 teams played in the first round, the top-three highest rated teams based on the Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings regular season rating automatically advanced to the quarterfinals.
The following teams received an invitation to the 2017 CIT:
|Team||Conference||Overall record||Conference record|
|Cal State Fullerton||Big West||17–14||10–6|
|Georgia State||Sun Belt||20–12||12–6|
|Saint Francis (PA)||NEC||16–16||11–7|
|Stephen F. Austin||Southland||18–14||12–6|
|Texas A&M–Corpus Christi||Southland||20–11||12–6|
|Texas State||Sun Belt||20–13||11–7|
|UNC Asheville||Big South||23–9||15–3|
|Weber State||Big Sky||19–13||12–6|
The CIT uses the old NIT model in which there is no set bracket. Future round opponents are determined by the results of the previous round. After all 26 teams played in the first round, the top-three highest rated teams based on the Pomeroy College Basketball Ratings regular season rating automatically advanced to the quarterfinals.
In 2016, the CIT introduced the Coach John McLendon Classic as the first "Classic" game to ever be played during postseason tournament. For 2017, the CIT introduced three more "Classic" games, for a total of four, all to be played in the first round.
Coach John McLendon Classic
Hugh Durham Classic
Lou Henson Classic
Riley Wallace Classic
The winners of each Classic received a trophy and advanced to the second round or quarterfinals if they received a second round bye.
|March 13||7:05 pm||Norfolk State at Liberty
(Coach John McLendon Classic)
|March 14||7:00 pm||Saint Francis (PA) at Jacksonville
(Hugh Durham Classic)
|7:30 pm||Houston Baptist at Campbell||79–98||1,735|
|7:30 pm||Canisus at Samford||74–78||614|
|March 15||7:00 pm||Ball State at Fort Wayne
(Lou Henson Classic)
|7:00 pm||Fairfield at UMBC||83–88||688|
|8:00 pm||Georgia State at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi||64–80||897|
|11:00 pm||Stephen F. Austin at Idaho||50–73||1,109|
|March 16||7:00 pm||Saint Peter's at Albany||59–55||641|
|7:00 pm||Furman at USC Upstate||79–57||662|
|8:00 pm||UNC Asheville at UT Martin||75–89||504|
|8:30 pm||Lamar at Texas State||60–70||1,255|
|10:00 pm||Weber State at Cal State Fullerton
(Riley Wallace Classic)
|March 18||2:00 pm||Saint Francis (PA) at UMBC||79–87||904||Facebook Live|
|March 20||7:00 pm||Samford at Liberty||58–66||1,388|
|7:00 pm||UT Martin at Campbell||56–73||2,031|
|8:00 pm||Weber State at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi||73–82||1,116|
|March 22||8:00 pm||Idaho at Texas State||55–64||3,086|
|March 25||2:00 pm||Furman at Campbell||79–64||1,920||Facebook Live|
|5:00 pm||Saint Peter's at Texas State||49–44||2,907|
|March 26||2:00 pm||Liberty at UMBC||68–80||869|
|3:00 pm||Fort Wayne at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi||62–78||1,151|
|March 29||7:00 pm||Texas A&M–Corpus Christi at UMBC||79–61||1,388||CBSSN|
|9:00 pm||Furman at Saint Peter's||51–77|
|March 31||9:00 pm||Saint Peter's at Texas A&M–Corpus Christi||62–61||1,200||CBSSN|
|*All times are listed as Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4). Winning team in bold.|
Bracket is for visual purposes only. The CIT does not have a set bracket.
|UT Martin||89||UT Martin||56|
|Saint Peter's||59||Saint Peter's||77|
|Stephen F. Austin||50||Texas State||44|
|Texas State||70||Saint Peter's||62|
|Ball State||80||TX A&M–CC||61|
|Fort Wayne||88||Fort Wayne|
|Weber State||80||TX A&M–CC||78|
|Cal State Fullerton||76||Weber State||73|
|Georgia State||64||TX A&M–CC||82|
|TX A&M–CC||80||TX A&M–CC||79|
|Saint Francis (PA)||78||UMBC||80|
|Jacksonville||76||Saint Francis (PA)||79|
Home teams listed second.
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