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2017 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament

The 2017 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) was a postseason single-elimination tournament of 26 NCAA Division I basketball teams. The tournament was played March 13–31, 2017.[1]

2017 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament
Season2016–17
Teams26
Finals siteDugan Wellness Center
Corpus Christi, Texas
ChampionsSaint Peter's (1st title)
Runner-upTexas A&M–Corpus Christi (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachJohn Dunne (1st title)
MVPQuadir Welton (Saint Peter's)
Attendance30,145 (1 game not reported)
CIT Tournaments
«2016 2018»

Participants who belonged to "mid-major" conferences and who were not invited to the 2017 NCAA Tournament or the National Invitation Tournament make up the field.

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.

Saint Peter's beat Texas A&M–Corpus Christi 62–61 in the championship game.

Participating teamsEdit

The following teams received an invitation to the 2017 CIT:

Team Conference Overall record Conference record
Albany America East 21–13 10–6
Ball State MAC 21–12 11–7
Cal State Fullerton[2] Big West 17–14 10–6
Campbell[3] Big South 17–17 7–11
Canisius[4] MAAC 18–15 10–10
Fairfield[5] MAAC 16–14 11–9
Fort Wayne Summit 19–12 8–8
Furman[6] SoCon 21–11 14–4
Georgia State Sun Belt 20–12 12–6
Houston Baptist[7] Southland 17–13 12–6
Idaho Big Sky 18–13 12–6
Jacksonville[8] ASUN 17–15 5–9
Lamar Southland 19–14 10–8
Liberty[9] Big South 19–13 14–4
Norfolk State[10] MEAC 17–16 12–4
Saint Francis (PA)[11] NEC 16–16 11–7
Saint Peter's[12] MAAC 19–13 14–6
Samford[13] SoCon 19–15 8–10
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
UMBC[14] America East 18–12 9–7
UNC Asheville Big South 23–9 15–3
USC Upstate[15] ASUN 17–15 7–7
UT Martin OVC 21–12 10–6
Weber State Big Sky 19–13 12–6

FormatEdit

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.

Postseason classicsEdit

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.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time* Matchup Score Attendance Television
First round
March 13 7:05 pm Norfolk State at Liberty
(Coach John McLendon Classic)
64–73 574 Facebook Live
March 14 7:00 pm Saint Francis (PA) at Jacksonville
(Hugh Durham Classic)
78–76 734
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)
80–88 1,479
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)
80–76 1,293
Second round
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
Quarterfinals
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
Semifinals
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
Championship
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.

BracketEdit

Bracket is for visual purposes only. The CIT does not have a set bracket.

First round
March 13–16
Second round
March 18–22
Quarterfinals
March 25–26
Semifinals
March 29
Championship game
March 31
Furman 79
USC Upstate 57 Furman
Bye
Furman 79
UNC Asheville 75 Campbell 64
UT Martin 89 UT Martin 56
Houston Baptist 79 Campbell 73
Campbell 98 Furman 51
Saint Peter's 59 Saint Peter's 77
Albany 55 Saint Peter's
Bye
Saint Peter's 49
Stephen F. Austin 50 Texas State 44
Idaho 73 Idaho 55
Lamar 60 Texas State 64
Texas State 70 Saint Peter's 62
Ball State 80 TX A&M–CC 61
Fort Wayne 88 Fort Wayne
Bye
Fort Wayne 62
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
Canisus 74 UMBC 61
Samford 78 Samford 58
Norfolk State 64 Liberty 66
Liberty 73 Liberty 68
Saint Francis (PA) 78 UMBC 80
Jacksonville 76 Saint Francis (PA) 79
Fairfield 83 UMBC 87
UMBC 88

Home teams listed second.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2017 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament Schedule". CollegeInsider.com. Retrieved March 8, 2017.
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