2010 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament

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2010 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament
Season 2009–10
Teams 16
Finals site JQH Arena
Springfield, MO
Champions Missouri State (1st title)
Runner-up Pacific (1st title game)
Semifinalists Appalachian State (1st semifinal)
Creighton (1st semifinal)
Winning coach Cuonzo Martin (1st title)
MVP Will Creekmore Pacific
CIT Tournaments
«2009 2011»

The 2010 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) was a postseason single-elimination tournament of 16 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I teams.

Fifteen of the selected teams were from a pool that are not invited to the 2010 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament or the 2010 National Invitation Tournament.[1] The 16th team was South Dakota, the champion of the 2010 Great West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.

The tournament began with first round games March 16–18, 2010. Quarterfinal action continued on campus sites on March 22, and the tournament concluded with the championship game on March 30. The Appalachian State Pacific game was scheduled for Thursday, March 25, due to Pacific being snowed in at the airport after the Northern Colorado game.

Participating teams[edit]

The following teams accepted a bid to the 2010 CIT:

School Conference Overall
record
Conference
record
Appalachian State[2] Southern 22–12 13–5
Creighton[3] Missouri Valley 16–15 10–8
Fairfield Metro Atlantic Athletic 22–10 13–5
George Mason[4] Colonial Athletic 17–14 12–6
Harvard Ivy League 21–7 10–4
Louisiana Tech Western Athletic 23–10 9–7
Loyola Marymount West Coast 18–15 7–7
Marshall[5] Conference USA 23–9 11–5
Middle Tennessee Sun Belt 19–13 13–5
Missouri State Missouri Valley 20–12 8–10
Northern Colorado Big Sky 24–7 12–4
Pacific Big West 20–11 12–4
Portland West Coast 21–10 10–4
South Dakota Great West 22–9 11–1
Southern Miss Conference USA 20–13 8–8
Western Carolina Southern 22–11 11–7

Bracket[edit]

In much the same fashion as the old NIT, future opponents were determined at the conclusion of each round throughout the tournament.[6] All games are played at campus sites. Home teams are listed second.

First round
March 16–18
Quarterfinals
March 22
Semifinals
March 24–25
Championship
March 30
                       
Pacific 86
Loyola Marymount 76
Pacific 63
Northern Colorado 59
Portland 73
Northern Colorado 81
Pacific 64
Appalachian State 56
Harvard 71
Appalachian State 93
Appalachian State 80
Marshall 72
Western Carolina 88
Marshall 90
Pacific 65
Missouri State 78
Fairfield 101*
George Mason 96
Fairfield 55
Creighton 73
South Dakota 78
Creighton 89
Creighton 61
Missouri State 67
Southern Miss 57
Louisiana Tech 66
Louisiana Tech 40
Missouri State 69
Middle Tennessee 79
Missouri State 87

* denotes each overtime played

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The 2009 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament". Collegeinsider.com. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www2.journalnow.com/content/2010/mar/13/mountaineers-set-to-host-cit-game/
  3. ^ "Creighton accepts CIT invitation, earns home game". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ "George Mason will host first-round game of CollegeInsider.com tournament". The Washington Post. March 11, 2010. Retrieved April 23, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Marshall Accepts Invitation to Play in CollegeInsider.com Tournament". Herdzone.cstv.com. March 14, 2010. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ "CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament Results". Archived from the original on June 20, 2009. Retrieved March 17, 2009.