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The CBE Hall of Fame Classic (formerly known has the College Basketball Experience Classic and the Guardians Classic) named after the College Basketball Experience is an annual season-opening college basketball tournament founded in 2001. The tournament is currently held in mid-November. There are twelve teams invited, each representing a different athletic conference. The initial two rounds are played at regional sites on two different days hosted by participating team. The regional hosts automatically advance championship round in Kansas City, Missouri, with the games played at the Sprint Center. The championship round takes place one week after the initial round. Teams not hosting advance to sub regional rounds where they will play three games. In 2006, the event was renamed the College Basketball Experience Classic (CBE) after the college basketball fan interactive facility. Before the 2007 tournament, the final rounds were held at Municipal Auditorium, except for one year at Kemper Arena in 2001. The event is organized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and produced by Blue Ridge Sports & Entertainment, Inc.

2018 TournamentEdit

  • All times eastern.

Host RoundsEdit

  Game 1
November 6
Pac-12 Network
    Game 2
November 14
Pac-12 Network
                 
      Stetson 59
    Robert Morris 62       USC 95
    USC 83  
  Game 1
November 6
BTN+
    Game 2
November 11
ESPNU
                 
      Southeastern Louisiana 35
    Mississippi Valley State 37       Nebraska 87
    Nebraska 106  
  Game 1
November 9
Fox Sports Southwest+
    Game 2
November 13
Fox Sports Southwest
                 
      Southeastern Louisiana 40
    Mississippi Valley State 52       Texas Tech 59
    Texas Tech 84  
  Game 1
November 9
ESPN3
    Game 2
November 11
KOZL
                 
      Stetson 70
    Robert Morris 60       Missouri State 83
    Missouri State 74  

Championship RoundEdit

  Semifinals
November 19
ESPNU
ESPNU/ESPN2
    Championship Game
November 20
ESPN2
                 
    Texas Tech 78  
    USC 63    
        Texas Tech 70
        Nebraska 52
    Nebraska 85    
    Missouri State 62   Consolation Game
November 20
ESPN3
 
  USC 99
    Missouri State 80

Subhost RoundsEdit

2017 TournamentEdit

  • All times eastern.

Host RoundsEdit

  Game 1
November 10
Fox Sports Southwest
    Game 2
November 17
Fox College Sports
                 
      Alcorn State 61
    Central Arkansas 66     25 Baylor 78
  24 Baylor 107  
  Game 1
November 10
Big Ten Network +
    Game 2
November 12
Big Ten Network
                 
      Yale 61
    South Carolina State 50       Wisconsin 89
    Wisconsin 85  
  Game 1
November 10
Fox Sports Midwest
    Game 2
November 12
Fox Sports 1
                 
      Alcorn State 72
    Yale 76       Creighton 109
    Creighton 92  
  Game 1
November 15
Pac-12 Network
    Game 2
November 17
Pac-12 Network
                 
      South Carolina State 68
    Central Arkansas 101     23 UCLA 96
  23 UCLA 106OT  

Championship RoundEdit

  Semifinals
November 20
ESPNU
ESPN2
    Championship Game
November 21
ESPN2
                 
    Creighton 100  
  23 UCLA 89    
        Creighton 59
      22 Baylor 65
  22 Baylor 70    
    Wisconsin 65   Consolation Game
November 21
ESPN3
 
23 UCLA 72
    Wisconsin 70

Subhost RoundsEdit

  Game 1
November 14
    Game 2
November 19
                 
      Alcorn State 76
    South Carolina State 54       Central Arkansas 102
    Yale 86  
  Game 1
November 21
    Game 2
November 22
                 
      Yale 87
    Central Arkansas 73       Alcorn State 73
    South Carolina State 64  

2016 TournamentEdit

Championship RoundEdit

  Semifinals
November 21
    Championship Game
November 22
                 
  George Washington 73  
  Georgia 81    
      Georgia 54
      5 Kansas 65
  5 Kansas 83    
  UAB 63   Consolation
 
George Washington 74
  UAB 81

Subhost RoundsEdit

2015 TournamentEdit

Championship RoundEdit

  Semifinals
November 23
    Championship Game
November 24
                 
  Kansas State 66  
  Missouri 42    
      Kansas State 70
      9 North Carolina 80
  9 North Carolina 80    
  Northwestern 69   Consolation
 
Missouri 62
  Northwestern 67

Subhost RoundsEdit

2014 TournamentEdit

  Semifinals
November
    Championship Game
November
                 
  Arizona State 73  
  Maryland 78    
      Maryland 72
      13 Iowa State 63
  Alabama 74    
  13 Iowa State 84   Consolation
 
Arizona State 71
  Alabama 76

Championship game resultsEdit

Year Champion Points Runner-up Points
2001 Missouri 78 Iowa 77
2002 Creighton 80 Notre Dame 75
2003 South Carolina 67 Richmond 61
2004 Creighton 65 Ohio State 63*
2005 Texas 68 Iowa 59
2006 Marquette 73 Duke 62
2007 UCLA 68 Michigan State 63
2008 Syracuse 89 Kansas 81*
2009 Texas 78 Pittsburgh 62
2010 Duke 82 Kansas State 68
2011 Missouri 92 Cal 53
2012 Kansas 73 St. Louis 59
2013 Wichita State 75 BYU 62
2014 Maryland 72 Iowa State 63
2015 North Carolina 80 Kansas State 70
2016 Kansas 65 Georgia 54
2017 Baylor 65 Creighton 59
2018 Texas Tech 70 Nebraska 52

*Overtime

Consolation game resultsEdit

Year Third Place Points Fourth Place Points
2001 Alabama 81 Memphis 70
2002 Furman 70 IUPUI 62
2003 Missouri State 72 San Francisco 52
2004 Houston 57 Missouri 55
2005 Kentucky 80 West Virginia 66
2006 Air Force 67 Texas Tech 53
2007 Missouri 84 Maryland 70
2008 Florida 86 Washington 84
2009 Wichita State 74 Iowa 57
2010 Gonzaga 66 Marquette 63
2011 Georgia 61 Notre Dame 57
2012 Texas A&M 55 Washington State 54
2013 Texas 77 DePaul 59
2014 Alabama 76 Arizona State 71
2015 Northwestern 67 Missouri 62
2016 UAB 81 George Washington 74
2017 UCLA 72 Wisconsin 70
2018 USC 99 Missouri State 80

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