2011 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament

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2011 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament
Season 2010–11
Teams 24
Finals site Hynes Athletic Center
New Rochelle, NY
Champions Santa Clara (1st title)
Runner-up Iona (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Kerry Keating (1st title)
MVP Kevin Foster Santa Clara
CIT Tournaments
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The 2011 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) was a postseason single-elimination tournament of 24 NCAA Division I teams. The CIT began with 12 first round games. Four of the teams that won first-round games advanced to the quarterfinals, while the other eight teams played for the right to advance to the quarterfinals in the second round March 18–19. The announcement of the 2011 field was made on March 13, 2011.

Twenty-three of the participants were selected from teams that were not invited to the 2011 NCAA Tournament or the 2011 National Invitation Tournament.[1] The winner of the 2011 Great West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, North Dakota, received an automatic bid to the CIT.

The tournament was won by Santa Clara who defeated Iona in the championship game 76–69. Santa Clara was not one of the four teams to receive a second-round bye thus becoming the first team to win five games to win the tournament championship.

Participating teams[edit]

The following teams have accepted a bid to the 2011 CIT:

School Conference Overall
record
Conference
record
Air Force[2] Mountain West 15–15 6–10
Buffalo[3] Mid-American 17–13 9–9
East Carolina[4] Conference USA 18–15 8–8
East Tennessee State[5] Atlantic Sun 22–11 16–4
Furman[6] Southern 20–9 12–6
Hawai'i[7] Western Athletic 18–12 8–8
Idaho[8] Western Athletic 18–13 9–7
Iona Metro Atlantic Athletic 22–11 13–5
Jacksonville[9] Atlantic Sun 19–11 13–7
Marshall Conference USA 22–11 10–8
North Dakota[10] Great West 19–14 8–4
Northern Arizona[11] Big Sky 19–12 9–7
Northern Iowa[12] Missouri Valley 19–13 10–8
Ohio Mid-American 18–15 10–8
Oral Roberts[13] Summit 19–15 13–5
Portland[14] West Coast 20–11 7–7
Quinnipiac[15] Northeast 22–9 13–5
Rider[16] Metro Atlantic Athletic 23–10 13–5
San Francisco[17] West Coast 17–14 11–4
Santa Clara[18] West Coast 19–14 8–6
Southern Methodist[19] Conference USA 17–14 8–8
Tennessee Tech[20] Ohio Valley 20–12 12–6
Western Michigan[21] Mid-American 20–11 11–5
Valparaiso[22] Horizon 23–11 12–6

Format[edit]

Twelve teams advanced from the first round games. Of the twelve remaining teams, four received byes into the quarterfinals. RPI, strength of schedule, conference ranking and geographic location determined the byes and seeding of the remaining twelve teams.[23]

Bracket[edit]

  • East Tennessee State, Iona, Northern Iowa and Ohio received byes to the quarterfinal round following their first round victories.
First round
March 14, 15 and 16
Second round
March 18 and 19
Quarterfinals
March 21 and 22
Semifinals
March 25 and 26
Championship
March 30
North Dakota 67  
Air Force 77     Air Force 75  
Northern Arizona 63     Santa Clara 88  
Santa Clara 68       Santa Clara 95  
Idaho 73     San Francisco 91  
San Francisco 81     San Francisco 77  
Portland 64     Hawaiʻi 74  
Hawaiʻi 76       Santa Clara 72  
Jacksonville 71*     SMU 55  
East Carolina 66     Jacksonville 62  
Oral Roberts 57     SMU 63  
SMU 64*     SMU 57
        Northern Iowa 50  
        Bye  
Rider 50     Northern Iowa  
Northern Iowa 84       Santa Clara 76
Buffalo 75     Iona 69
Quinnipiac 68     Buffalo 49
Tennessee Tech 66     Western Michigan 48  
Western Michigan 74     Buffalo 63
        Iona 78  
        Bye  
Iona 85     Iona  
Valparaiso 77     Iona 83  
        East Tennessee State 80  
        Bye      
Ohio 65     Ohio      
Marshall 64     Ohio 73
Furman 63     East Tennessee State 82  
East Tennessee State 76     East Tennessee State
        Bye  
     

Home teams are listed second.
* – Denotes overtime

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]. Retrieved on January 26, 2009
  2. ^ AFA reaches agreement to host CollegeInsider.com tourney game. Retrieved on March 10, 2011
  3. ^ UB Accepts Postseason invite. Retrieved on March 12, 2011
  4. ^ ECU Men Headed to CIT. Retrieved on March 13, 2011
  5. ^ ETSU Buccaneers Invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament: Will They RSVP?. Retrieved on March 13, 2011
  6. ^ "Furman Basketball Accepts Bid To CollegeInsider.com Tournament". March 10, 2011. Retrieved March 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ UH will host Portland in CIT. Retrieved on March 10, 2011
  8. ^ Idaho Vandals knocked out of WAC Tournament, invited to play in CollegeInsiders.com Tournament. Retrieved on March 10, 2011
  9. ^ JU travels to face East Carolina in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Retrieved on March 13, 2011
  10. ^ West Conference Tournament champions!. Retrieved on March 13, 2011
  11. ^ Men's Basketball Accepts CIT Berth, Plays at Santa Clara Tuesday Night. Retrieved on March 12, 2011
  12. ^ Logue, Andrew (March 7, 2011). "UNI men to CIT, coach will pay for student tickets". Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  13. ^ ORU Accepts invite to CollegeInsider Tournament. Retrieved on March 10, 2011
  14. ^ Portland Pilots to play at Hawaii in CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Retrieved on March 10, 2011
  15. ^ Quinnipiac men to host CIT game Monday. Retrieved on March 10, 2011
  16. ^ Broncs in CIT. Retrieved on March 12, 2011
  17. ^ USF Men's Basketball Accepts Bid to CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Retrieved on March 8, 2011
  18. ^ College basketball: Santa Clara to host postseason game. Retrieved on March 8, 2011
  19. ^ March Madness Is Back In Moody:SMU Men's Basketball Accepts Post-Season Bid. Retrieved on Retrieved on March 11, 2011
  20. ^ TTU MEN'S BASKETBALL: Season continues for Golden Eagles. Retrieved on Retrieved on March 13, 2011
  21. ^ Western Michigan men's basketball team accepts CIT bid, will host first-round game Wednesday night. Retrieved on Retrieved on March 13, 2011
  22. ^ Valpo Accepts Bid to CollegeInsider.com Tournament; Will Host Iona Wednesday. Retrieved on Retrieved on March 13, 2011
  23. ^ http://www.collegeinsider.com/tournament/results.html