2012 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament

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2012 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament
Season 2011–12
Teams 32
Finals site Smith Spectrum
Logan, UT
Champions Mercer (1st title)
Runner-up Utah State (1st title game)
Semifinalists Fairfield (1st semifinal)
Oakland (1st semifinal)
Winning coach Bob Hoffman (1st title)
MVP Lanston Hall Mercer
CIT Tournaments
«2011 2013»

The 2012 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) was a postseason single-elimination tournament of 32 NCAA Division I teams, up from 24 teams in the 2011 CIT. The CIT began with 16 first round games. Games took place March 13–28, 2012.[1]

32 participants who were not invited to the 2012 NCAA Tournament, the 2012 National Invitation Tournament, or the 2012 College Basketball Invitational made up the field.[2] The winner of the 2012 Great West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, North Dakota, received an automatic bid to the tournament.

All games, except for the championship game, were streamed online by America One Sports at http://www.b2livetv.com/partner_members.asp?id=379. Free registration was required to view the games. The championship game was once again broadcast nationally by Fox College Sports on FCS Central.

The tournament was won by Mercer who defeated Utah State in the championship game 70–67. This was the first post-season tournament win for a men's basketball team from the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Participating teams[edit]

The following teams participated in the 2012 CIT:

School Conference Overall
record
Conference
record
Albany[3] America East 19–14 9–7
American Patriot 20–11 10–4
Bowling Green Mid-American 16–15 9–7
Buffalo Mid-American 19–10 12–4
Cal State Bakersfield Division I independent 16–14
Cal State Fullerton Big West 21–9 12–4
Coastal Carolina[4] Big South 19–11 12–6
Drake Missouri Valley 17–15 9–9
Fairfield[5] Metro Atlantic Athletic 19–14 12–6
Georgia State[6] Colonial Athletic 21–11 11–7
Idaho Western Athletic 18–13 9–5
Indiana State[7] Missouri Valley 17–13 8–10
Kent State[8] Mid-American 21–11 10–6
Louisiana–Lafayette[9] Sun Belt 16–15 10–6
Loyola Marymount West Coast 19–12 11–5
Manhattan[10] Metro Atlantic Athletic 20–12 12–6
McNeese State Southland 17–15 10–6
Mercer[11] Atlantic Sun 22–11 13–5
North Dakota Great West 17–14 6–4
Oakland[12] Summit League 17–15 11–7
Old Dominion Colonial Athletic 20–13 13–5
Rice[13] Conference USA 17–15 8–8
Robert Morris[14] Northeast 24–10 13–5
Tennessee State[15] Ohio Valley 20–12 11–5
Tennessee Tech[16] Ohio Valley 19–13 9–7
Toledo[17] Mid-American 18–16 7–9
USC Upstate[18] Atlantic Sun 20–12 13–5
UC Santa Barbara Big West 20–10 12–4
Utah State Western Athletic 17–15 8–6
Utah Valley Great West 20–12 9–1
Weber State Big Sky 24–6 14–2
Yale Ivy League 19–9 9–5

Format[edit]

The fourth annual CIT used the old NIT model in which matchups in future rounds were determined by the results of the previous round.[19]

Bracket[edit]

[20]

First round
March 13–15
Second round
March 17 & 18
Quarterfinals
March 20 & 21
Semifinals
March 24 & 25
Championship
March 28
FCS
                             
Tennessee Tech 43
Georgia State 74
Georgia State 59
Mercer 64
Tennessee State 60
Mercer 68
Mercer 79
Old Dominion 73
Kent State 58
USC Upstate 73
USC Upstate 56
Old Dominion 65
Coastal Carolina 66
Old Dominion 68
Mercer 64
Fairfield 59
Robert Morris 67
Indiana State 60
Robert Morris 69
Toledo 51
McNeese State 63
Toledo 76
Robert Morris 61
Fairfield 67
Manhattan 89
Albany 79
Manhattan 57
Fairfield 69
Yale 56
Fairfield 68
Mercer 70
Utah State 67
North Dakota 64
Drake 70
Drake 68
Rice 74
Rice 68
Louisiana–Lafayette 63
Rice 70
Oakland 77
Buffalo 78
American 61
Buffalo 76
Oakland 84
Bowling Green 69
Oakland 86
Oakland 81
Utah State 105
Utah Valley 69
Weber State 72
Weber State 78
Loyola Marymount 84OT
Cal State Fullerton 79
Loyola Marymount 88
Loyola Marymount 69
Utah State 77
UC Santa Barbara 83
Idaho 86
Idaho 56
Utah State 76
Cal State Bakersfield 69
Utah State 75

Home teams are listed second.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "TSU Men's Basketball Accepts Bid to CIT". tsutigers.com. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "About the CollegeInsider Tournament". collegeinsider.com. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "UAlbany Accepts Bid to Play Manhattan in CIT". fox23news.com. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Coastal Carolina accepts invite to CollegeInsider.Com Tournament". scnow.com. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  5. ^ Elsberry, Chris (9 March 2012). "Fairfield to face Yale in CollegeInsider.com Tournament". Danbury News Times. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  6. ^ Roberson, Doug (9 March 2012). "Georgia State will host Tennessee Tech in CIT". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Indiana State Accepts Bid In 2012 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament". isusycamores.com. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Men's Basketball to Host Kent State CIT First Round". Atlantic Sun. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  9. ^ Walker, Jay. "CIT Invite Great For Cajuns Basketball – From the Bird's Nest". espn1420.com. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  10. ^ "Manhattan Accepts Postseason Invitation to CIT". gojaspers.com. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  11. ^ "Mercer to Play in CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament". atlanticsun.org. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  12. ^ "Oakland Accepts CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament Bid". ougrizzlies.com. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  13. ^ "Owls Accept Postseason Invitation". riceowls.com. Retrieved 9 March 2012. 
  14. ^ "Sycamores to host Robert Morris in opening round of the CollegeInsider.com Post Season tournament". WTHITV.com. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  15. ^ "TSU Men's Basketball Accepts Bid to CIT". tsutigers.com. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  16. ^ "Golden Eagles to play in CIT for second straight season". ttusports.com. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  17. ^ "Toledo Heading to Postseason Play; Selected to Compete in CollegeInsider.com Tourney". utrockets.com. Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  18. ^ "USC Upstate to Play in CollegeInsider.com Tourney". atlanticsun. Retrieved 7 March 2012. 
  19. ^ http://www.collegeinsider.com/tournament/images/2012CIT-web.pdf
  20. ^ "2012 CollegeInsider Postseason Tournament Bracket". Retrieved 18 March 2012.