2011 College Basketball Invitational

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2011 College Basketball Invitational Tournament
Season 2010–11
Teams 16
Finals site Qwest Center Omaha
Matthew Knight Arena
Omaha, NE
Eugene, OR
Champions Oregon (1st title)
Runner-up Creighton (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Dana Altman (1st title)
MVP Joevan Catron Oregon
College Basketball Invitational Tournaments
«2010 2012»

The 2011 College Basketball Invitational (CBI) was a single-elimination tournament of 16 NCAA Division I teams that did not participate in the 2011 NCAA Tournament nor the 2011 National Invitation Tournament. The opening round began Tuesday, March 15. A best-of-three championship series between the two teams in the final was held on March 28, March 30, and April 1.

The tournament was won by Oregon who defeated Creighton in the finals after losing game one but winning the next two games at home to claim the title. This was the second time that the tournament was won by a team from the Pacific-10 Conference who entered the tournament with a losing record (Oregon State, 2009).

Ironically, coach Dana Altman, who was in his first year at Oregon, coached at Creighton the year before.

Participants[edit]

School Conference Overall
record
Conference
record
Austin Peay Ohio Valley 20–13 13–5
Boise State WAC 20–12 10–6
Creighton Missouri Valley 19–14 10–8
Davidson Southern 17–14 10–8
Duquesne Atlantic 10 18–12 10–6
Evansville Missouri Valley 15–15 9–9
Hofstra CAA 21–11 14–4
James Madison CAA 21–11 10–8
Miami (Ohio) MAC 16–16 11–6
Montana Big Sky 21–10 12–4
Oregon Pac-10 16–17 7–11
Rhode Island Atlantic 10 19–13 9–7
San Jose State WAC 17–15 5–11
St. Bonaventure Atlantic 10 16–14 8–8
UCF Conference USA 19–11 6–10
Weber State Big Sky 18–13 11–5

Bracket[edit]

Home teams are listed second.

  First round
March 15–16
 
Quarterfinals
March 21
 
Semifinals
March 23
Championship Series
March 28, 30, April 1
(Best of three)
                                         
  James Madison 65  
  Davidson 85  
    Davidson 92  
 
    Creighton 102  
  San Jose State 74
  Creighton 85  
    Boise State 71  
    Oregon 79  
  Duquesne 87  
  Montana 76  
    Duquesne 75
 
    Oregon 77  
  Weber State 59
  Oregon 68  
  Oregon 76 71 71
  Creighton 84 58 69
  Hofstra 70  
  Evansville 77  
    Evansville 69
 
    Boise State 75  
  Austin Peay 80
  Boise State 83  
    UCF 64
    Creighton 82  
  Miami (Ohio) 59  
  Rhode Island 76  
    Rhode Island 54
 
    UCF 66  
  St. Bonaventure 54
  UCF 69  

* – Denotes overtime
Creighton hosted game 1 of the finals, Oregon hosted games 2 and 3.

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