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2019

April 5, 2019
Bulls run with Roman CBI title
South Florida led from start to finish in capturing the 12th annual Roman College Basketball Invitational with 77-65 win at DePaul in the decisive third game. (more)

April 3, 2019
DePaul ties Roman CBI finals at one game apiece
DePaul withstood injuries and a fierce South Florida comeback before emerging with a 100-96 overtime victory to force a decisive Game 3 in the Finals of the Roman College Basketball Invitational. (more)

April 1, 2019
Collins leads USF to Roman CBI victory
David Collins’ running one-hander in the paint with 1.6 seconds remaining gave South Florida a 63-61 win over DePaul in the opener of the best-of-three Roman College Basketball Invitational in Tampa. (more)

March 28, 2019
South Florida earns berth in the Roman College Basketball Invitational finals
South Florida used a 22-7 run to start the second half to capture a 56-47 win over Loyola Marymount and a spot in the best-of-three Finals of the Roman College Basketball Invitational, which begins Monday in Tampa. (more)

March 27, 2019
DePaul advances to the finals of the Roman College Basketball Invitational
Paul Reed and Max Strus scored 24 points apiece to lead DePaul to a 92-87 win over Coastal Carolina in the semifinals of the Roman College Basketball Invitational. (more)

March 25, 2019
Semifinals set for the Roman College Basketball Invitational
DePaul, South Florida, Coastal Carolina, and Loyola Marymount have advanced to the semifinals of the Roman College Basketball Invitational. (more)

March 20, 2019
Roman CBI first round comes to an end
The First Round of the Roman College Basketball Invitational came to a close on Wednesday with home teams dominating play. (more)

March 19, 2019
Utah Valley opens 2019 Roman CBI with a win
The 12th annual Roman College Basketball Invitational got underway on Tuesday with Utah Valley winning at home, 92-84, over CSUN. (more)

March 17, 2019
2019 Roman CBI field announced
The 16-team field for the 2019 Roman College Basketball Invitational is finalized. The 12th annual CBI will begin with one First Round game on Tuesday, March 19 and the remaining seven First Round games on Wednesday, March 20. (more)

February 19, 2019
What they’re saying about the CBI (more)

2018

March 30, 2018
North Texas wins 2018 CBI
Mean Green Earn 88-77 win over San Francisco. (more)

March 28, 2018
North Texas evens series with USF
Decisive Game 3 set for Friday. (more)

March 26, 2018
San Francisco downs North Texas to take Game 1 of CBI Finals
Game 2 to be played at North Texas on Wednesday. (more)

March 22, 2018
San Francisco advances to CBI Finals
Will meet North Texas in best-of-three Finals starting on Monday. (more)

March 21, 2018
North Texas downs Jacksonville State to advance to CBI Finals
Mean Green to meet winner of Thursday’s Campbell-San Francisco semifinal. (more)

March 19, 2018
San Francisco, North Texas, Campbell, Jacksonville State advance to CBI semifinals
Smart and Clemons again reach 30-point mark. (more)

March 19, 2018
Jacksonville State wins at Central Arkansas, 80-59
Jacksonville State never trailed in taking an 80-59 decision from host Central Arkansas. (more)

March 19, 2018
Gensler’s jumper wins game for Campbell
Cory Gensler’s 15-foot jumper with 0.9 seconds left gave host Campbell a 71-69 win over New Orleans. (more)

March 19, 2018
Dons down Utah Valley, 78-73
Jordan Ratinho and Chase Foster scored 20 points apiece and San Francisco withstood a furious Utah Valley rally to earn a 78-73 win. (more)

March 19, 2018
Smart, Duffy lead UNT to 96-67 win over Mercer
Roosevelt Smart and Jorden Duffy scored 31 points apiece to lead North Texas to a 96-67 win over Mercer. (more)

March 14, 2018
Central Arkansas downs Seattle in overtime, 92-90
Mathieu Kamba’s dunk with 22 seconds to go in overtime broke an 88-88 tie and gave Central Arkansas an eventual 92-90 win at Seattle. (more)

March 14, 2018
Mercer wins at Grand Canyon, 78-73
Jordan Strawberry’s jumper with 4:32 to play gave Mercer the lead for good as the Bears captured a 78-73 win at Grand Canyon. (more)

March 14, 2018
San Francisco holds off Colgate, 72-68
Both teams started off slow but the action picked up in the second half and when the dust had settled, San Francisco held on to secure a 72-68 decision from Colgate. (more)

March 14, 2018
New Orleans advances in CBI, 77-74
Hometown kid Lamont Berzat posted 21 points and 10 assists to lead New Orleans to a 77-74 win over URTGV in the first postseason game played at Lakefront Arena since 1994. (more)

March 14, 2018
North Texas stuns South Dakota, 90-77
North Texas handed South Dakota only its second home loss of the season in taking a 90-77 decision. (more)

March 14, 2018
Jacksonville State emerges victorious in overtime, 80-78
Canisius’ Isaiah Reese banked a 3-pointer at the end of regulation to send the game into overtime, tied at 71-all. (more)

March 14, 2018
Campbell outscores Miami, 97-87
In the highest scoring game of the First Round of the CBI, Campbell outscored Miami (Ohio) 97-87 to reach the CBI quarterfinals. (more)

March 14, 2018
Quarterfinal Games Set for CBI
First Round Sees Four Road Teams Earn Victories. (more)

March 13, 2018
Utah Valley Opens CBI with First Round Win
Remainder of First Round to be Played on Wednesday. (more)

March 11, 2018
College Basketball Invitational announces 2018 field
The 16-team field for the 2018 College Basketball Invitational is finalized. The 11th annual CBI will begin with one eight First Round game on Tuesday, March 13, and seven First Round games on Wednesday, March 14. (more)

2018

March 30, 2018
North Texas wins 2018 CBI
Mean Green Earn 88-77 win over San Francisco. (more)

March 28, 2018
North Texas evens series with USF
Decisive Game 3 set for Friday. (more)

March 26, 2018
San Francisco downs North Texas to take Game 1 of CBI Finals
Game 2 to be played at North Texas on Wednesday. (more)

March 22, 2018
San Francisco advances to CBI Finals
Will meet North Texas in best-of-three Finals starting on Monday. (more)

March 21, 2018
North Texas downs Jacksonville State to advance to CBI Finals
Mean Green to meet winner of Thursday’s Campbell-San Francisco semifinal. (more)

March 19, 2018
San Francisco, North Texas, Campbell, Jacksonville State advance to CBI semifinals
Smart and Clemons again reach 30-point mark. (more)

March 14, 2018
Quarterfinal Games Set for CBI
First Round Sees Four Road Teams Earn Victories. (more)

March 13, 2018
Utah Valley Opens CBI with First Round Win
Remainder of First Round to be Played on Wednesday. (more)

March 11, 2018
College Basketball Invitational announces 2018 field
The 16-team field for the 2018 College Basketball Invitational is finalized. The 11th annual CBI will begin with one eight First Round game on Tuesday, March 13, and seven First Round games on Wednesday, March 14. (more)

2017

March 31, 2017
Wyoming Captures CBI Presented by Five Four Championship
For the second game in a row, Wyoming never trailed in capturing an 83-59 win over Coastal Carolina to earn the championship of the 2017 CBI presented by Five Four. (more)

March 29, 2017
Wyoming ties series with an 81-57 win over Coastal Carolina in CBI finals presented by Five Four
Wyoming led from start to finish in posting an 81-57 win over Coastal Carolina to force a decisive Game 3 in the CBI Finals presented by Five Four. (more)

March 29, 2017
CBI presented by Five Four announces all-time team
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the College Basketball Invitational presented by Five Four asked its fans to select the all-time CBI team. (more)

March 22, 2017
Coastal Coasts to 89-78 CBI win
Five Chanticleers scored in double figures to lead Coastal Carolina to an 89-78 win over UIC in the Semifinals of the 2017 CBI presented by Five Four. (more)

March 22, 2017
Wyoming and Coastal Carolina advance to finals of CBI presented by Five Four
Wyoming and Coastal Carolina will play for the championship of the 2017 College Basketball Invitational presented by Five Four. (more)

March 20, 2017
Second day of CBI presented by Five Four
After a night of plenty of basketball on Wednesday, the First Round of the CBI presented by FIVE FOUR came to a close on Thursday with UIC withstanding a furious Stony Brook comeback before clinging on to a 71-69 victory. (more)

March 20, 2017
Utah Valley stuns Rice, 85-79
Four Wolverines scored in double digits and Utah Valley withstood a late Rice run before emerging with an 85-79 win in the Quarterfinals of the CBI presented by Five Four. (more)

March 20, 2017
Odiase’s 23 points leads UIC to upset of George Washington
Tai Odiase scored 23 points and pulled down seven rebounds as UIC downed George Washington, 80-71, in the Quarterfinals of the CBI presented by Five Four. (more)

March 20, 2017
Coastal comes back to down Loyola Maryland, 72-63
Coastal Carolina overcame a 16-point deficit to rally and defeat Loyola Maryland, 72-63, in the Quarterfinal Round of the CBI presented by Five Four. (more)

March 20, 2017
James leads Wyoming to 72-61 win over UMKC
Justin James posted 21 points and seven rebounds to lead Wyoming to a 72-61 win over UMKC in the Quarterfinals of the CBI presented by Five Four. (more)

March 16, 2017
UIC outlasts Stony Brook, 71-69
UIC withstood a furious Stony Brook comeback before clinging on to a 71-69 victory in the First Round of the CBI presented by Five Four. (more)

March 15, 2017
Wyoming can’t miss in 91-81 win over Eastern Washington
Wyoming recorded its best shooting game of the season with season-highs from the field and behind the arc in a 91-81 win over Eastern Washington in the First Round of the CBI presented by Five Four. (more)

March 15, 2017
Evans, Rice finish off San Francisco, 85-76
Marcus Evans scored 12 of Rice’s final 15 points as the Owls closed the game on a 15-4 run to defeat San Francisco 85-76 in the First Round of the CBI presented by Five Four. (more)

March 15, 2017
UMKC captures first ever division I postseason win, 92-82
LaVell Boyd scored 28 points and UMKC went 13-of-23 from three in taking a 92-82 decision from Green Bay in the First Round of the 2017 CBI presented by Five Four. (more)

March 15, 2017
Utah Valley earns first ever division I postseason win
Utah Valley placed four scorers in double figures and held Georgia Southern to 29 percent shooting en route to a 74-49 triumph in the First Round of the CBI presented by Five Four. (more)

March 15, 2017
Loyola Maryland smothers George Mason, 73-58
Loyola Maryland held George Mason to a season-low 33.3 percent shooting from the field in garnering a 73-58 win in the First Round of the 2017 CBI presented by Five Four. (more)

March 15, 2017
Coastal Carolina pulls away from Hampton for 83-67 win
Jaylen Shaw scored 22 points and Demario Beck added 21 as Coastal Carolina pulled away late for an 83-67 win over Hampton in the First Round of the 2017 CBI presented by Five Four. (more)

March 15, 2017
Cavanaugh scores 27 to lead GW to CBI win
Tyler Cavanaugh scored 27 points and George Washington withstood a tremendous road game from Toledo before earning a 73-69 win in the First Round of the 2017 CBI presented by Five Four. (more)

March 8, 2017
CBI to utilize experimental men’s basketball rules  (more)

2017

March 31, 2017
Wyoming Captures CBI Presented by Five Four Championship
For the second game in a row, Wyoming never trailed in capturing an 83-59 win over Coastal Carolina to earn the championship of the 2017 CBI presented by Five Four. (more)

2016

April 1, 2016
Nevada Captures CBI Championship
In what may go down as the most exciting and intense CBI Championship Series ever, Nevada took Game 3 of the Championship Series with an 85-82 overtime win over Morehead State. (more)

March 30, 2016
Nevada Forces Decisive Game 3 in CBI Championship Series
D.J. Fenner scored a career-high 26 points to lead Nevada to a 77-68 win over Morehead State to even the best-of-three CBI Championship Series at one game apiece. (more)

March 28, 2016
Morehead State takes CBI Championship Series Game 1, 86-83
Lyonell Gaines posted career highs of 27 points and 14 rebounds to lead Morehead State to an 86-83 win over Nevada in Game 1 of the College Basketball Invitational Championship Series. (more)

March 23, 2016
Nevada and Morehead State to Play for CBI Championship
Nevada and Morehead State advanced to play for the championship of the ninth annual College Basketball Invitational. (more)

March 23, 2016
Morehead State Advances to CBI championship series
Morehead State advanced to the Championship Series of the CBI with a 77-72 win at Ohio. (more)

March 21, 2016
CBI Semifinal Round Matchups Determined
Ohio, Nevada, Morehead, State and Vermont each advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 College Basketball Invitational. (more)

March 21, 2016
Vermont returns to CBI semis with a 73-54 win
Vermont earned its second trip in as many years to the CBI semifinals with a 73-54 win at Seattle. (more)

March 21, 2016
Nevada rolls to an 85-70 win over Eastern Washington
Tyron Criswell and Cameron Oliver combined for 60 points and 22 rebounds to lead Nevada to an 85-70 win over Eastern Washington. (more)

March 21, 2016
OHIO rallies to beat UNCG, 72-67
Trailing 62-47 with just 7:45 to play in the game, Ohio closed with a 25-5 run to defeat UNCG, 72-67, and advance to the semifinals of the CBI. (more)

March 21, 2016
Morehead State takes down Duquesne, 82-72
Brent Arrington scored 17 points to lead Morehead State to an 82-72 win over Duquesne. (more)

March 16, 2016
CBI Quarterfinals are set
It was a busy night in the CBI as the First Round came to a close. Duquesne, Eastern Washington, Ohio, Nevada, Seattle, UNCG, and Vermont all won and will join Morehead State in the quarterfinals of the ninth annual College Basketball Invitational on Monday. (more)

March 16, 2016
Seattle earns a 68-63 win over Idaho
There were 11 lead changes and six ties before Seattle emerged with a 68-63 win over Idaho. (more)

March 16, 2016
Nevada defeats Montana, 79-75
Nevada did not take its first lead until 2:28 remained in the game and then held on to defeat Montana, 79-75. (more)

March 16, 2016
UNCG wins first ever postseason game, downs Houston Baptist, 69-65
UNCG picked up its first-ever postseason tournament victory in recording a 69-65 win over Houston Baptist. (more)

March 16, 2016
70 years later, Eastern Washington avenges loss to Pepperdine, 79-72
It may have been 70 years ago, but Eastern Washington finally avenged that loss as the Eagles took down Pepperdine, 79-72. (more)

March 16, 2016
Ohio outlasts Albany in overtime, 94-90
Treg Setty scored nine of his 30 points in overtime as Ohio outlasted Albany, 94-90. (more)

March 16, 2016
Duquesne outscores Omaha, 120-112
The CBI record book exploded as Duquesne and Omaha exchanged baskets before the Dukes emerged with a 120-112 win. (more)

March 16, 2016
Vermont holds off Western Carolina, 79-74
Kurt Steidl posted 20 points and 11 rebounds as Vermont withstood a strong second half comeback to defeat Western Carolina, 79-74. (more)

March 15, 2016
Morehead State downs Siena in CBI opener
Lyonell Gaines scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds and four steals as Morehead State downed host Siena, 84-80, in the opening game of the College Basketball Invitational. (more)

March 13, 2016
CBI Field Is Announced
The 16-team field for the 2016 College Basketball Invitational is finalized. The ninth annual CBI will begin with eight First Round games on Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16 (more)

February 1, 2016
ESPNU to air CBI Championship Series
The Gazelle Group is pleased to announce an agreement with ESPNU to televise the best-of-three Championship Series of the College Basketball Invitational (www.cbi2016.com, @cbitourney) this March and April. (more)

2016

April 1, 2016
Nevada Captures CBI Championship
In what may go down as the most exciting and intense CBI Championship Series ever, Nevada took Game 3 of the Championship Series with an 85-82 overtime win over Morehead State. (more)

March 30, 2016
Nevada Forces Decisive Game 3 in CBI Championship Series
D.J. Fenner scored a career-high 26 points to lead Nevada to a 77-68 win over Morehead State to even the best-of-three CBI Championship Series at one game apiece. (more)

March 28, 2016
Morehead State takes CBI Championship Series Game 1, 86-83
Lyonell Gaines posted career highs of 27 points and 14 rebounds to lead Morehead State to an 86-83 win over Nevada in Game 1 of the College Basketball Invitational Championship Series. (more)

March 23, 2016
Nevada and Morehead State to Play for CBI Championship
Nevada and Morehead State advanced to play for the championship of the ninth annual College Basketball Invitational. (more)

March 21, 2016
CBI Semifinal Round Matchups Determined
Ohio, Nevada, Morehead, State and Vermont each advanced to the semifinals of the 2016 College Basketball Invitational. (more)

March 16, 2016
CBI Quarterfinals are set
It was a busy night in the CBI as the First Round came to a close. Duquesne, Eastern Washington, Ohio, Nevada, Seattle, UNCG, and Vermont all won and will join Morehead State in the quarterfinals of the ninth annual College Basketball Invitational on Monday. (more)

March 15, 2016
Morehead State downs Siena in CBI opener
Lyonell Gaines scored 20 points and had 11 rebounds and four steals as Morehead State downed host Siena, 84-80, in the opening game of the College Basketball Invitational. (more)

March 13, 2016
CBI Field Is Announced
The 16-team field for the 2016 College Basketball Invitational is finalized. The ninth annual CBI will begin with eight First Round games on Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16 (more)

February 1, 2016
ESPNU to air CBI Championship Series
The Gazelle Group is pleased to announce an agreement with ESPNU to televise the best-of-three Championship Series of the College Basketball Invitational (www.cbi2016.com, @cbitourney) this March and April. (more)

2015

April 1, 2015
Ramblers Sweep CBI Championship Series
Loyola Chicago became just the second team in the eight-year history of the College Basketball Invitational to sweep the Championship Series, taking a 63-62 decision at Louisiana Monroe. (more)

March 25, 2015
ULM and Loyola Chicago Advance to CBI Championship Series
ULM and Loyola Chicago will meet in the best-of-three Championship Series of the eighth annual College Basketball Invitational, beginning on Monday. (more)

March 23, 2015
CBI Semifinals to be Played Wednesday
Loyola Chicago, ULM, Seattle, and Vermont each advanced to Wednesday’s semifinals in the eighth annual College Basketball Invitational. (more)

March 18, 2015
Quarterfinal Round Match-ups Set
The Quarterfinals of the eighth annual College Basketball Invitational are set, with play to resume on Monday. (more)

2015

April 1, 2015
Ramblers Sweep CBI Championship Series
Loyola Chicago became just the second team in the eight-year history of the College Basketball Invitational to sweep the Championship Series, taking a 63-62 decision at Louisiana Monroe. (more)

March 25, 2015
ULM and Loyola Chicago Advance to CBI Championship Series
ULM and Loyola Chicago will meet in the best-of-three Championship Series of the eighth annual College Basketball Invitational, beginning on Monday. (more)

March 23, 2015
CBI Semifinals to be Played Wednesday
Loyola Chicago, ULM, Seattle, and Vermont each advanced to Wednesday’s semifinals in the eighth annual College Basketball Invitational. (more)

March 18, 2015
Quarterfinal Round Match-ups Set
The Quarterfinals of the eighth annual College Basketball Invitational are set, with play to resume on Monday. (more)

2014

March 28, 2014
Fresno State and Siena to Play for CBI Title
Fresno State and Siena have advanced to the Championship Series of the seventh annual College Basketball Invitational. (more)

March 20, 2014
CBI Quarterfinals Set
The Opening Round is complete and the Quarterfinal Round match-ups are set for the seventh annual College Basketball Invitational. (more)

March 16, 2014
16 teams set to participate in seventh annual CBI
The 16-team field for the 2014 College Basketball Invitational is complete. The seventh annual event will begin with eight Opening Round games on Tuesday, March 18, and Wednesday, March 19. (more)

March 12, 2014
CBS Sports Network to televise CBI
CBS Sports Network will serve as the television home for the seventh annual College Basketball Invitational, airing two Quarterfinal Round games and the best-of-three Championship Series. (more)

2014

March 28, 2014
Fresno State and Siena to Play for CBI Title
Fresno State and Siena have advanced to the Championship Series of the seventh annual College Basketball Invitational. (more)

March 20, 2014
CBI Quarterfinals Set
The Opening Round is complete and the Quarterfinal Round match-ups are set for the seventh annual College Basketball Invitational. (more)

March 16, 2014
16 teams set to participate in seventh annual CBI
The 16-team field for the 2014 College Basketball Invitational is complete. The seventh annual event will begin with eight Opening Round games on Tuesday, March 18, and Wednesday, March 19. (more)

March 12, 2014
CBS Sports Network to televise CBI
CBS Sports Network will serve as the television home for the seventh annual College Basketball Invitational, airing two Quarterfinal Round games and the best-of-three Championship Series. (more)

2013

March 17, 2013
Field Set for Sixth Annual CBI presented by Buick
The 16-team field for the 2013 College Basketball Invitational presented by Buick is complete. The sixth annual event will begin with eight Opening Round games on Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 20. (more)

March 14, 2013
Buick to be Title Sponsor of the College Basketball Invitational
Buick will serve as the title sponsor of the 2013 College Basketball Invitational. “We are excited that such an iconic brand has agreed to be the title sponsor of the CBI,” said Rick Giles, Gazelle Group president. “The CBI presented by Buick has become part of the fabric of college basketball in its short history and our association with the luxury automaker will further enhance the event.” (more)

2013

March 17, 2013
Field Set for Sixth Annual CBI presented by Buick
The 16-team field for the 2013 College Basketball Invitational presented by Buick is complete. The sixth annual event will begin with eight Opening Round games on Tuesday, March 19, and Wednesday, March 20. (more)

March 14, 2013
Buick to be Title Sponsor of the College Basketball Invitational
Buick will serve as the title sponsor of the 2013 College Basketball Invitational. “We are excited that such an iconic brand has agreed to be the title sponsor of the CBI,” said Rick Giles, Gazelle Group president. “The CBI presented by Buick has become part of the fabric of college basketball in its short history and our association with the luxury automaker will further enhance the event.” (more)

2012

March 11, 2012
Two-time National Finalist Butler headlines the field for the 2012 CBI presented by Zebra Pen
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. (more)

2012

March 11, 2012
Two-time National Finalist Butler headlines the field for the 2012 CBI presented by Zebra Pen
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. (more)

2011

March 17, 2011
CBI presented by Zebra Pen Quarterfinals Set for Monday
Boise State, Creighton, Oregon, and UCF will host quarterfinal round games on Monday in the College Basketball Invitational presented by Zebra Pen. (more)

March 13, 2011
2011 CBI presented by Zebra Pen Field Announced
The 16-team field for the 2011 College Basketball Invitational presented by Zebra Pen is complete. The fourth annual event will begin with eight Opening Round games on Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16. (more)

March 1, 2011
Zebra Pen to be Title Sponsor of College Basketball Invitational
Zebra Pen has signed on to be the Title Sponsor of the College Basketball Invitational.
“We are proud to serve as the official title sponsor of the College Basketball Invitational,” says Clem Restaino, president of Zebra Pen. “This is as great of an opportunity for Zebra Pen as it is for the 16 teams that will compete in this tournament. It will allow us to increase our brand awareness while helping these basketball programs gain the postseason experience necessary in their pursuit to win a national championship. We are looking forward to a great tournament.” (more)

February 1, 2011
2011 Dates Set for CBI
The 2011 College Basketball Invitational will begin on Tuesday, March 15 and end with a best-of-three Championship Series that begins on Monday, March 28. (more)

2011

March 17, 2011
CBI presented by Zebra Pen Quarterfinals Set for Monday
Boise State, Creighton, Oregon, and UCF will host quarterfinal round games on Monday in the College Basketball Invitational presented by Zebra Pen. (more)

March 13, 2011
2011 CBI presented by Zebra Pen Field Announced
The 16-team field for the 2011 College Basketball Invitational presented by Zebra Pen is complete. The fourth annual event will begin with eight Opening Round games on Tuesday, March 15, and Wednesday, March 16. (more)

March 1, 2011
Zebra Pen to be Title Sponsor of College Basketball Invitational
Zebra Pen has signed on to be the Title Sponsor of the College Basketball Invitational.
“We are proud to serve as the official title sponsor of the College Basketball Invitational,” says Clem Restaino, president of Zebra Pen. “This is as great of an opportunity for Zebra Pen as it is for the 16 teams that will compete in this tournament. It will allow us to increase our brand awareness while helping these basketball programs gain the postseason experience necessary in their pursuit to win a national championship. We are looking forward to a great tournament.” (more)

February 1, 2011
2011 Dates Set for CBI
The 2011 College Basketball Invitational will begin on Tuesday, March 15 and end with a best-of-three Championship Series that begins on Monday, March 28. (more)

2010

March 31, 2010
VCU Sweeps to Earn CBI Crown
Virginia Commonwealth captured a 71-65 decision over Saint Louis in the second game of the best-of-three College Basketball Invitational Championship Series, becoming the first team in the three-year history of the CBI to earn a sweep. (more)

March 29, 2010
VCU Takes Game 1 of the CBI Championship Series, 68-56
Joey Rodriguez scored 14 straight points for Virginia Commonwealth to increase a three-point lead to a 13-point lead as VCU earned a 68-56 win over Saint Louis in the first game of the College Basketball Invitational Championship Series at the Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. (more)

March 24, 2010
VCU and Saint Louis to Play for the CBI Title
VCU and Saint Louis will vie for the 2010 College Basketball Invitational title. (more)

March 22, 2010
VCU and Saint Louis to host CBI Semifinals
After three overtime games – two of which went into double overtime – Wednesday’s semifinals are set for the 2010 College Basketball Invitational. (more)

March 21, 2010
CBI Quarterfinal Round Takes Place on Monday
The 2010 College Basketball Invitational returns to action on Monday with Quarterfinal Round action. (more)

March 14, 2010
2010 CBI Tournament Field Announced
The 16-team field for the 2010 College Basketball Invitational has been announced. The third annual event will begin with eight Opening Round games on Tuesday, March 16, and Wednesday, March 17. (more)

2010

March 31, 2010
VCU Sweeps to Earn CBI Crown
Virginia Commonwealth captured a 71-65 decision over Saint Louis in the second game of the best-of-three College Basketball Invitational Championship Series, becoming the first team in the three-year history of the CBI to earn a sweep. (more)

March 29, 2010
VCU Takes Game 1 of the CBI Championship Series, 68-56
Joey Rodriguez scored 14 straight points for Virginia Commonwealth to increase a three-point lead to a 13-point lead as VCU earned a 68-56 win over Saint Louis in the first game of the College Basketball Invitational Championship Series at the Verizon Wireless Arena at the Stuart C. Siegel Center. (more)

March 24, 2010
VCU and Saint Louis to Play for the CBI Title
VCU and Saint Louis will vie for the 2010 College Basketball Invitational title. (more)

March 22, 2010
VCU and Saint Louis to host CBI Semifinals
After three overtime games – two of which went into double overtime – Wednesday’s semifinals are set for the 2010 College Basketball Invitational. (more)

March 21, 2010
CBI Quarterfinal Round Takes Place on Monday
The 2010 College Basketball Invitational returns to action on Monday with Quarterfinal Round action. (more)

March 14, 2010
2010 CBI Tournament Field Announced
The 16-team field for the 2010 College Basketball Invitational has been announced. The third annual event will begin with eight Opening Round games on Tuesday, March 16, and Wednesday, March 17. (more)

2009

March 31, 2009
CBI Finals Update: Oregon State Takes 1-0 Series Lead
The Oregon State Beavers started the second half with a 17-2 run en route to a 75-69 win over the UTEP Miners in Game #1 of the College Basketball Invitational Championship Series. (more).

March 28, 2009
CBI Championship Series Preview
The 2009 College Basketball Invitational has reached the Championship Series, which will begin on Monday, March 30th. The “Best of Three” will pit the UTEP Miners (22-12) against the Oregon State Beavers (16-17) (more).

March 24, 2009
CBI Semifinals Set For Wednesday
The Gazelle Group is pleased to announce the following matchups for the Semifinal Round of the 2009 College Basketball Invitational (more).

March 15, 2009
2009 Tournament Field Announced
The 16-team field for the 2009 College Basketball Invitational has been announced. The tournament will get underway with eight Opening Round games on Tuesday, March 17th and Wednesday, March 18th. (more).

January 28, 2009
HDNet To Televise 2009 College Basketball Invitational
HDNet and the Gazelle Group announced today an agreement to broadcast the 2009 College Basketball Invitational. The network will televise as many as eleven of the tournament games, including all games of the “Best of Three” Championship Series (more).

2009

March 31, 2009
CBI Finals Update: Oregon State Takes 1-0 Series Lead
The Oregon State Beavers started the second half with a 17-2 run en route to a 75-69 win over the UTEP Miners in Game #1 of the College Basketball Invitational Championship Series. (more).

March 28, 2009
CBI Championship Series Preview
The 2009 College Basketball Invitational has reached the Championship Series, which will begin on Monday, March 30th. The “Best of Three” will pit the UTEP Miners (22-12) against the Oregon State Beavers (16-17) (more).

March 24, 2009
CBI Semifinals Set For Wednesday
The Gazelle Group is pleased to announce the following matchups for the Semifinal Round of the 2009 College Basketball Invitational (more).

March 15, 2009
2009 Tournament Field Announced
The 16-team field for the 2009 College Basketball Invitational has been announced. The tournament will get underway with eight Opening Round games on Tuesday, March 17th and Wednesday, March 18th. (more).

January 28, 2009
HDNet To Televise 2009 College Basketball Invitational
HDNet and the Gazelle Group announced today an agreement to broadcast the 2009 College Basketball Invitational. The network will televise as many as eleven of the tournament games, including all games of the “Best of Three” Championship Series (more).

2008

April 3, 2008
CBI Championship Series Deciding Game 3 Friday Night
The Bradley Braves defeated the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, 83-74, on Wednesday in Game #2 of the CBI Championship Series to tie the”Best of Three” series at two games a piece. The Championship Series will be decided Friday night in Tulsa with Game 3. (more)

April 2, 2008
CBI Championship Series Update
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane defeated the Bradley Braves, 73-68, on Monday in Game #1 of the CBI Championship Series for a 1-0 lead in the “Best of Three” series. The Championship Series shift to Bradley for Game #2 tonight. (more)

March 31, 2008
More “March Madness” As CBI Championship Seres Tips Off Tonight
“March Madness” continues tonight as the inaugural College Basketball Invitational begins its “Best of Three” Championship Series tonight at 8:00 PM ET when the Tulsa Golden Hurricane host the Bradley Braves. (more)

March 27, 2008
Championship Series Set for CBI
The Inaugural College Basketball Invitational is set for the Championship, Series, which will begin on March 31, 2008 at 8:00 pm ET. The series will feature two former Missouri Valley Conference rivals when the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (23-13) go head-to-head with the Bradley Braves (20-15). (more)

March 25, 2008
Collge Basketball Invitational Announces Semifinal Matchups
The inaugural College Basketball Invitational is set for the semifinals on Wednesday, March 26th. At 7:00 PM ET, the Virginia Cavaliers (17-15) will host the Bradley Braves (19-15) followed by the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (22-13) hosting the Houston Cougars (24- 9) at 9:00 PM ET. (more)

March 21, 2008
CBI Heads into Quarterfinals
The first week of the inaugural College Basketball Invitational had six of the eight games decided by six points or less (five by three points or fewer), which sets up an exciting second week of games on Monday night. (more)

March 19, 2008
CBI Day 1 Yields Four Great Games
Day 1 of the College Basketball Invitational gave fans four games that were decided by no more than six points. (more)

March 17, 2008
College Basketball Invitational Announces Field for Inaugural Tournament
The Gazelle Group is pleased to announce its 16-team field for the inaugural College Basketball Invitational. The tournament will get underway on Tuesday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 19 with a total of eight Opening Round matchups. (more)

March 4, 2008
Fox College Sports to Broadcast Inaugural College Basketball Invitational
The Gazelle Group and Fox College Sports are pleased to announce an exclusive television partnership to broadcast the inaugural College Basketball Invitational. (more)

2008

April 3, 2008
CBI Championship Series Deciding Game 3 Friday Night
The Bradley Braves defeated the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, 83-74, on Wednesday in Game #2 of the CBI Championship Series to tie the”Best of Three” series at two games a piece. The Championship Series will be decided Friday night in Tulsa with Game 3. (more)

April 2, 2008
CBI Championship Series Update
The Tulsa Golden Hurricane defeated the Bradley Braves, 73-68, on Monday in Game #1 of the CBI Championship Series for a 1-0 lead in the “Best of Three” series. The Championship Series shift to Bradley for Game #2 tonight. (more)

March 31, 2008
More “March Madness” As CBI Championship Seres Tips Off Tonight
“March Madness” continues tonight as the inaugural College Basketball Invitational begins its “Best of Three” Championship Series tonight at 8:00 PM ET when the Tulsa Golden Hurricane host the Bradley Braves. (more)

March 27, 2008
Championship Series Set for CBI
The Inaugural College Basketball Invitational is set for the Championship, Series, which will begin on March 31, 2008 at 8:00 pm ET. The series will feature two former Missouri Valley Conference rivals when the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (23-13) go head-to-head with the Bradley Braves (20-15). (more)

March 25, 2008
Collge Basketball Invitational Announces Semifinal Matchups
The inaugural College Basketball Invitational is set for the semifinals on Wednesday, March 26th. At 7:00 PM ET, the Virginia Cavaliers (17-15) will host the Bradley Braves (19-15) followed by the Tulsa Golden Hurricane (22-13) hosting the Houston Cougars (24- 9) at 9:00 PM ET. (more)

March 21, 2008
CBI Heads into Quarterfinals
The first week of the inaugural College Basketball Invitational had six of the eight games decided by six points or less (five by three points or fewer), which sets up an exciting second week of games on Monday night. (more)

March 19, 2008
CBI Day 1 Yields Four Great Games
Day 1 of the College Basketball Invitational gave fans four games that were decided by no more than six points. (more)

March 17, 2008
College Basketball Invitational Announces Field for Inaugural Tournament
The Gazelle Group is pleased to announce its 16-team field for the inaugural College Basketball Invitational. The tournament will get underway on Tuesday, March 18 and Wednesday, March 19 with a total of eight Opening Round matchups. (more)

March 4, 2008
Fox College Sports to Broadcast Inaugural College Basketball Invitational
The Gazelle Group and Fox College Sports are pleased to announce an exclusive television partnership to broadcast the inaugural College Basketball Invitational. (more)

2007

Nov. 14, 2007
College Basketball Invitational Introduced as New Postseason Event
The Gazelle Group, producers of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, the O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic and the Legends Classic, is pleased to announce the inaugural postseason College Basketball Invitational (CBI), which will be played this upcoming March. (more)

2007

Nov. 14, 2007
College Basketball Invitational Introduced as New Postseason Event
The Gazelle Group, producers of the 2K Sports College Hoops Classic benefiting Coaches vs. Cancer, the O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic and the Legends Classic, is pleased to announce the inaugural postseason College Basketball Invitational (CBI), which will be played this upcoming March. (more)

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