Fairfield and Kent State were scheduled to start their quests to a CIT title on Tuesday, but that will now have to wait until Wednesday because of a blizzard in the Northeast limiting travel. Bitterly cold temperatures in the Midwest have also pushed the first-round game between North Dakota and Northern Iowa back a day.
There will still be plenty of CIT action on Tuesday, with a slate of six games scheduled.
Eastern Kentucky is likely to be the favorite on the road as it travels to face Gardner Webb at 7 p.m. ET. At the same time, Savannah State visits East Carolina and Rider takes on Hartford. Oakland and Youngstown State tip off at 7:05 p.m.
Boston University heads to Loyola (Md.) at 7:30 p.m., while Tennessee State visits Evansville at 8 p.m.
According to kenpom.com's "FanMatch" metric, the best CIT game of the day will be EKU and Gardner Webb with a thrill score of 40.3. The matchup with the least promise is Savannah State and East Carolina. ECU is a heavy favorite.
All results and an updated list of games can be found at the CIT's official website. The tournament has yet to create a bracket, as second-round sites are determined by the possible hosts. Every game can be streamed live here.
Complete schedule of first round games below (all times Eastern):
Eastern Kentucky (24-9) vs. Gardner Webb (21-12), 7 p.m.
Savannah State (19-14) vs. East Carolina (18-12), 7 p.m.
Rider (18-14) vs. Hartford (17-13), 7 p.m.
Oakland (16-16) vs. Youngstown State (17-15), 7:05 p.m.
Boston University (17-12) vs. Loyola MD (21-11), 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee State (18-14) vs. Evansville (18-14), 8 p.m.
Fairfield (19-15) vs. Kent State (20-13), 7 p.m.
Elon (21-11) vs. Canisius (18-13), 7 p.m.
North Dakota (16-16) vs. Northern Iowa (18-14), 8 p.m.
Green Bay (18-15) vs. Bradley (16-16), 8 p.m.
South Alabama (17-12) vs. Tulane (19-14), 8 p.m.
Chicago State (11-21) vs. Illinois-Chicago (17-15), 8 p.m.
Oral Roberts (18-14) vs. UT Arlington (19-13), 8:30 p.m.
Cal Poly (18-13) vs. Weber State (26-6), 9 p.m.
High Point (17-13) vs. UC Irvine (20-15), 10:30 p.m.
Air Force (17-13) vs. Hawaii (17-14), 1 a.m. Thursday