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College Basketball Invitational

Two-time National Finalist Butler headlines the field for the
2012 CBI presented by Zebra Pen

PRINCETON, N.J. - The 16-team field for the 2012 College Basketball Invitational presented by Zebra Pen is complete. The fifth annual event will begin with eight Opening Round games on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14.

 

March 13
Milwaukee at TCU
March 14
Western Illinois at Oregon State

March 14
Delaware at Butler
March 14
Quinnipiac at Penn

March 13
Washington State at San Francisco
March 14
North Dakota State at Wyoming

 

March 13
Princeton at Evansville
March 14
Wofford at Pittsburgh

Click HERE to view the complete bracket for the tournament.

The CBI presented by Zebra Pen is a single-elimination tournament up until the "best-of-three" Championship Series, with all games played at campus sites. After the Opening Round games, the Quarterfinal Round will take place on Monday, March 19, followed by the Semifinal Round on Wednesday, March 21. Prior to the semifinals, the remaining teams will be re-bracketed. The Championship Series is a best-of-three in which one team will host two of the three games. Those games will be played on March 26, March 28, and March 30.

Oregon won the 2011 CBI presented by Zebra Pen. Four participants in the 2011 CBI presented by Zebra Pen won their respective league championships in 2012 and earned berths in the NCAA Tournament: Creighton, Davidson, Montana, and St. Bonaventure.

 

HDNet is the official broadcast home for the CBI presented by Zebra Pen. HDNet will broadcast up to eleven of the tournament's games, including doubleheaders on March 13, 14, 19, and 21, as well as each game of the Championship Series. Opening Round matchups to be broadcast are:

 

March 13
Princeton at Evansville (8:00 PM ET)
March 13
Washington St. at San Francisco (10:00 PM ET)

March 14
Delaware at Butler (8:00 PM ET)
March 14
Western Illinois at Oregon St. (10:00 PM ET)

 

About Zebra Pen
Zebra Pen Corporation was founded in New York in August 1982 as an independent corporation wholly owned by Zebra Co., Ltd., of Tokyo, Japan. A New Jersey based writing instrument manufacturer, Zebra Pen Corporation's mission is to distribute products that are of the highest quality, providing value to the customer and meeting their overall writing needs with a wide variety of writing instruments. Zebra Pen Corporation offers a full line of writing instruments including ball point pens, gel pens, roller ball pens, mechanical pencils, and highlighters. Today, with more than 111 years of excellence behind them, Zebra Pen Corporation is leading the way with a wide range of quality writing products. For more information, visit www.zebrapen.com.

 

About HDNet

HDNet (www.hd.net) is the independent network with unique and thought-provoking content that appeals to men of all ages and is delivered in true high definition.
 
HDNet is the exclusive, high definition home for innovative, original programming, including the network's Emmy Award winning HD news feature programs, "HDNet World Report," and "Dan Rather Reports," featuring legendary journalist Dan Rather. Only HDNet goes beyond the headlines to deliver real news that is redefining the way we look at our world. HDNet News is provocative, sometimes controversial and always relevant - telling the important stories of our time in-depth, with attitude and with independence. HDNet is also the exclusive high definition home to critically acclaimed and award winning documentaries. 
 
HDNet is your home for MMA, featuring the best of Mixed Martial Arts with its Friday night series, "HDNet Fights" (www.hdnetfights.com).  "HDNet Fights" works with leading MMA promoters including MFC, DREAM, XFC, K-1, K-1 Max, Titan Fighting Championships, It's Showtime, Shark Fights and more.  HDNet produces more live Mixed Martial Arts events than any other network and HDNet's "Inside MMA" is the hottest Mixed Martial Arts program on television, giving fans their weekly fix for everything MMA, while "The Voice Vs...," features Michael Schiavello going one-on-one with some of the biggest names in the sport.
 
HDNet also delivers the world's largest and most diverse concert line-up through the HDNet Concert Series. The HDNet Concert Series features leading artists and bands including Paul McCartney, Mariah Carey, John Mayer, Nickelback and more.  HDNet also features revealing lifestyle programming featuring "Art Mann Presents," "Deadline" and "Get Out!"  
   
Launched in 2001 by Mark Cuban and General Manager Philip Garvin, the HDNet networks are available in the U.S. via AT&T U-verse, Charter, Comcast, DIRECTV, DISH Network, Insight, Suddenlink and Verizon FiOs.


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About Gazelle Group

The All-American Championship is produced by The Gazelle Group of Princeton, N.J. The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. Gazelle produces numerous nationally-recognized events, such as the 2K Sports Classic, the Legends Classic, the Gotham Classic, and the All-American Championship. The Gazelle Group is a member of USA Basketball. For more information on The Gazelle Group, please visit www.gazellegroup.com.

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