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2019 College Basketball Invitational
2019 College Basketball Invitational Tournament
Season2018–19
Teams16
Finals siteYuengling Center
McGrath-Phillips Arena
Tampa, Florida
Chicago, Illinois
ChampionsSouth Florida (1st title)
Runner-upDePaul (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachBrian Gregory (1st title)
MVPDavid Collins (South Florida)
Attendance32,449

The 2019 College Basketball Invitational (CBI) was a single-elimination men's college basketball tournament consisting of 16 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I teams that did not participate in the 2019 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament or the NIT. It was held from March 19 through April 5, 2019 in various arenas. This event marked the 12th year the tournament has been held.

Participating teams

The following teams were announced as participants Sunday, March 17 after the NCAA Selection Show.[1]

Team Conference Overall record Conference record
Brown Ivy 19-11 7-7
Cal State Northridge Big West 13-20 7-9
California Baptist WAC 16-14 7-9
Central Michigan MAC 23-11 10-8
Coastal Carolina Sun Belt 15-16 9-9
DePaul Big East 15-15 7-11
Loyola Marymount West Coast 20-11 8-8
Longwood Big South 15-17 5-11
Grand Canyon WAC 20-13 10-6
Howard MEAC 17-16 10-6
South Florida American 19-13 8-10
Southern Miss Conference USA 20-12 11-7
Stony Brook America East 24-8 12-4
UAB Conference USA 20-14 10-8
Utah Valley WAC 24-9 12-4
West Virginia Big 12 14-20 4-14

Declined invitations

The following programs declined an invitation to play in the CBI.

Format

The 2019 CBI had 16 teams organized into four regional brackets of four teams. The four teams that advanced to the semifinals were reseeded. The finals were a best-of-three series.

Schedule

Date Time* Matchup Television Score Attendance
First round
March 19 9:00 pm Cal State Northridge at Utah Valley WAC DN 84-92 375
March 20 7:00 pm Grand Canyon at West Virginia Frontier 63-77 5,313
7:00 pm Howard at Coastal Carolina ESPN+ 72-81 779
7:00 pm Stony Brook at South Florida Bullvision 79-82OT 1,705
7:00 pm Southern Miss at Longwood ESPN+ 68-90 1,372
7:00 pm UAB at Brown ESPN+ 78-83 683
8:00 pm Central Michigan at DePaul 86-100 1,173
10:00 pm Loyola Marymount at California Baptist WAC DN 56-55 2,346
Quarterfinals
March 25 7:00 pm Coastal Carolina at West Virginia 109-91 6,775
7:00 pm Utah Valley at South Florida Bullvision 57-66 1,679
8:00 pm Longwood at DePaul NBCSN Chicago+ 89-97 1,040
10:00 pm Brown at Loyola Marymount TheW.tv 63-81 657
Semifinals
March 27 8:00 pm Coastal Carolina at DePaul 87-92 939
March 28 7:00 pm Loyola Marymount at South Florida 47-56 1,658
Championship series (Best of 3)
April 1 7:00 pm DePaul at South Florida ESPNU 61-63 2,375
April 3 8:00 pm South Florida at DePaul 96-100OT 1,704
April 5 7:00 pm South Florida at DePaul 77-65 1,876
*Game times in ET

Bracket

  First round
March 19-20
Quarterfinals
March 25
Semifinals
March 27-28
Finals (Best-of-three)
April 1, 3, 5
                                         
DePaul 100  
Central Michigan 86  
    DePaul 97  
 
    Longwood 89  
Longwood 90
Southern Miss 68  
    DePaul 92  
    Coastal Carolina 87  
West Virginia 77  
Grand Canyon 63  
    West Virginia 91
 
    Coastal Carolina 109  
Coastal Carolina 81
Howard 72  
    DePaul 61 100* 65
    South Florida 63 96 77
South Florida 82*  
Stony Brook 79  
    South Florida 66
 
    Utah Valley 57  
Utah Valley 92
Cal State Northridge 84  
    South Florida 56
    Loyola Marymount 47  
California Baptist 55  
Loyola Marymount 56  
    Loyola Marymount 81
 
    Brown 63  
Brown 83
UAB 78  

* Denotes overtime period.
Home teams listed first.

References

  1. ^ "It's official. Let the games begin!". College Basketball Invitational. Twitter. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ Hicks, Stephen (March 18, 2019). "Fresno State snubbed from NIT bid and declines to play in postseason". KFSN-TV. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ "BGSU won't accept postseason tournament invite". The Blade. Block Communications. March 18, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ Edwards, Mark (March 17, 2019). "JSU basketball: No NCAA, NIT bid for Gamecocks, who turned down CIT and CBI". The Anniston Star. Consolidated Publishing Co. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ Gorcey, Ryan (March 18, 2019). "USF Dons basketball snubbed from NIT, will not accept invites to CBI or CIT". The San Francisco Examiner. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ Call, Jeff (March 18, 2019). "BYU shut out of NIT, decides to end its season". Deseret News. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ "Derrin Hansen, UNO men's basketball turn down CBI bid, thank 'growing fanbase' for support". Omaha World-Herald. March 18, 2019. Retrieved 2019.

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