Teondre Williams #22 of the Oregon Ducks dunks the ball in the first half while taking on the Washington Huskies in the semifinals of the 2011 Pacific Life Pac-10 Men's Basketball Tournament at Staples Center on March 11, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

CBI 2011 Championship: Oregon Wins Best-Of-Three Finals With 71-69 Victory

  • Live
6 Total Updates since March 14, 2011
  • Updates 6
  • All Updates 6

CBI 2011 Championship: Oregon Ducks Defeat Creighton Bluejays To Win CBI Title, 71-69

It was a wild and controversial finish in the third and final game of the CBI Championship series on Friday night at Matt Court in Eugene. Any fan who's seen the Ducks' new court knew what transpired would happen eventually, but the Creighton Bluejays were struck with a bit of bad luck, thanks to the oddly painted basketball court, in the final moments of the Championship. Creighton was called for a backcourt violation with 19 seconds to go -- thanks to the invisible halfcourt line -- giving the Ducks a chance to win it all with the game tied at 69.

Oregon took advantage as E.J. Singler buried a buzzer-beater to give the Ducks a 71-69 win in the final game of the series. The Ducks became the second team in the state to win a CBI Championship, joining 2009 winner Oregon State. Creighton took the first game of the series on its home floor before Oregon took the final two in Eugene, capped by Friday night's thriller.

Joevan Catron capped his Oregon career with a monstrous performance, scoring a game-high 29 points. Singler was also in double-figures with 15 points, including that clutch shot for the win. Garrett Sim had just two points for Oregon, but can at the most opportune time as he tied the game at 69 late in the second half. Antoine Young had a team-high 21 points for Creighton in the loss.

For more on this game Oregon fans should check out Addicted To Quack.


CBI Bracket Update: Oregon Wins Game Two Of CBI Best-Of-Three Championship Series

Joevan Catron scored a game-high 18 points with six rebounds and Malcolm Armstead contributed 14 points, six assists and five steals, as Oregon evened the best-of-three CBI Tournament championship series with a 71-58 victory over Creighton.

E.J. Singler added 10 points for the Ducks (20-18), who will host the winner- take-all Game 3 on Friday.

Jahenns Manigat and Gregory Echenique each scored 10 points for Creighton (23-15), which ventured to the road for the first time in this tournament. The Bluejays had used offense to spur their tournament run, scoring 80 or more points in their four wins before failing to reach 60 on Wednesday. Doug McDermott, who scored 21 points in Game 1, managed just six points on 1-of-4 shooting. Antoine Young, the team’s second leading scorer, managed just two points on 1-of-7 shooting.

Oregon shot a scorching 53.4 percent from the floor and had control for most of the contest. An 8-0 burst capped by Catron’s layup made the score 25-16 with just under five minutes left in the first half, and another layup pushed the margin to 31-19 about two minutes later. Creighton scored just five points in the final six-plus minutes, and saw a one-point deficit turn to a 35-21 game at the half.

The Ducks took all drama out of the contest at the outset of the second half, scoring nine of the first 11 points capped by Garrett Sim’s layup and three- pointer for a 44-23 lead. Oregon cruised to victory from there.

For more on this game Oregon fans should check out Addicted To Quack.


CBI Bracket Update: Creighton Takes Game One Of CBI Championship Series

Creighton spoiled former coach Dana Altman's return with an 84-76 victory over Oregon in Game one of the College Basketball Invitational championship series. 

Doug McDermott led the way with 21 points including nine straight giving Creighton a 58-41 lead with just over four minutes to go in the second half. Gregory Jones tossed in 15 points while Jahenns Manigat and Josh Jones had 11 apiece. 

The Ducks were led by Joevan Catron's 15 points and nine rebounds. Garrett Sim and Jay-R Strowbridge added 14. 

Altman returned to the Quest center where he is Creighton's all-time winningest coach recording 327 victories over 16 seasons including seven trips to the NCAA Tournament. Altman left Creighton last season to sign a $1.7 million dollar deal from Oregon. Even with his departure, Altman received a warm reception from the Qwest Center crowd. 

Game two of this series will be played on Wednesday in Oregon with a third game also being played in Oregon on Friday if necessary. 

For more on this game Oregon fans should check out Addicted To Quack.


CBI 2011 Championship, Oregon Vs. Creighton: Dana Altman Takes On Former Team For Title

The 2011 CBI tournament final has arrived, whether you were looking for it or not: the Oregon Ducks will play the Creighton Bluejays Monday night at 8 pm ET on HD Net, live from the Qwest Center in Omaha, Nebraska. The evening’s biggest storyline: Oregon coach Dana Altman squares off against the team he coached last year.

Altman left Creighton after 16 years, during which he piloted the mighty Bluejays to five straight NCAA Tournaments and 13 straight postseason tournament appearances, including two March Madness wins.

Addicted To Quack has an excellent profile of the series — oh that’s right, I said series. The CBI championship is a three-game series, with the first in a neutral setting and the final two scheduled for Oregon’s Matthew Knight Arena.

Oregon reached the finals by topping Boise State 79-71 in the semis, while Creighton beat UCF 82-64 to reach Omaha.

For more on this game, visit Addicted To Quack.


CBI Bracket Update: Oregon, Duquense Scheduled For Quarterfinal Matchup

The 2011 College Basketball Invitational has reached its next stage, and the teams that advanced include Oregon and Duquense. The two teams will do battle in one game on Monday, March 21, with three other games scheduled that day in the quarterfinal portion of the CBI bracket.

The field of 16 teams that could not reach the NCAA Tournament or NIT was whittled down to eight earlier last week. The quarterfinals will be played on Monday, with the semifinals on Wednesday. The championship will be a best-of-three series March 28-30. Two of the quarterfinal games will be broadcasted on HDNET.

Here is a schedule of Monday's quarterfinal matchups. Find out more about the tournament here.

7:00 p.m. - Rhode Island vs. Central Florida: The Rams advanced by defeating Miami (Ohio), 76-59, while Central Florida topped St. Bonaventure, 69-54.

8:00 p.m, HDNET - Davidson vs. Creighton: Creighton topped San Jose State, 85-74, while Davidson defeated James Madison, 85-65.

9:00 p.m. - Evansville vs. Boise State: Evansville edged Hofstra, 77-70, in the first round, while Boise State slipped by Austin Peay, 83-80.

10:00 p.m., HDNET - Duquense vs. Oregon: Duquense, who began the year on fire then collapsed down the stretch, topped Montana, 87-74, in the opening round. Oregon, meanwhile, topped Weber State, 68-59.


CBI 2011 Bracket Is Set, Schedule Tips Off On Tuesday In March's Other Other Tournament

The field for the 2011 College Basketball Invitational has been set, and the CBI bracket is highlighted by Oregon, the University of Central Florida, James Madison, and a number of other teams that weren't quite good enough to make the NCAA Tournament (or NIT), but should make for some compelling matchups over the next few weeks.

The schedule begins on Tuesday, March 15, when James Madison will play at Davidson, San Jose State will play at Creighton, Austin Peay will play at Boise State, and Hofstra plays at Evansville.

On March 16, Duquesne plays at Montana; Weber State plays at Oregon, Miami (Ohio) plays at Rhode Island, and St. Bonaventure will play at UCF. You can download the full bracket here.

The CBI is still relatively new in the college hoops world, but if these teams couldn't make it to March Madness, then what's the downside of having some more hoops to enjoy? Past tournament winners have been Tulsa (2008), Oregon State (2009), and VCU (2010), and many teams in this year's CBI use the tournament as springboard to future success.

All the games will be broadcast on HDNet, and in total, there are 16 teams and four rounds, with the Championship game coming on April 1. Find out more at the CBI's official website here

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.