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.