2013 College Basketball Invitational

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2013 College Basketball Invitational Tournament
Season 2012–13
Teams 16
Finals site Leavey Center
Recreation and Athletic Complex
Patriot Center
Santa Clara, CA
Fairfax, VA
Champions Santa Clara (1st title)
Runner-up George Mason (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coach Kerry Keating (1st title)
MVP Kevin Foster Santa Clara
College Basketball Invitational Tournaments
«2012 2014»

The 2013 College Basketball Invitational (CBI) was a single-elimination tournament of 16 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I teams that did not participate in the NCAA Tournament or the NIT. The opening games were held on Tuesday, March 19. A best-of-three championship series between the final two teams was held on April 1, April 3, and April 5.[1]

Participants[edit]

North Dakota State and College of Charleston each had 24 wins going into this tournament, which is the most since Akron and IUPUI in 2009 (24 wins each). Texas and Purdue were teams invited despite having records under .500.

School Conference Entering
record
Conference
record
Bryant[2] Northeast 19–11 12–6
College of Charleston[2] Southern 24–10 14–4
George Mason CAA 18–14 10–8
Houston[3] C-USA 19–12 7–9
Lehigh Patriot 21–9 10–4
North Dakota State Summit 24–9 12–4
Purdue[4] Big Ten 15–17 8–10
Richmond Atlantic 10 18–14 8–8
Santa Clara WCC 21–11 9–7
Texas[3] Big 12 16–17 7–11
Tulsa C-USA 17–15 8–8
Vermont[2] America East 21–11 11–5
Western Illinois Summit 22–8 13–3
Western Michigan MAC 20–12 10–6
Wright State Horizon 21–12 10–6
Wyoming Mountain West 19–13 4–12

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Time* Matchup Television
First round
1 March 19 7:00 pm George Mason at College of Charleston AXS TV
2 9:00 pm Lehigh at Wyoming AXS TV
3 10:00 pm Vermont at Santa Clara
4 March 20 7:00 pm Western Illinois at Purdue AXS TV
5 7:00 pm North Dakota State at Western Michigan
6 7:00 pm Tulsa at Wright State
7 7:00 pm Richmond at Bryant NEC TV, OSN
8 9:00 pm Texas at Houston AXS TV
Quarterfinals
9 March 25 7:00 pm Houston at George Mason AXS TV
10 7:00 pm Santa Clara at Purdue BTN Digital
11 7:00 pm Richmond at Wright State HLN
12 9:00 pm Western Michigan at Wyoming AXS TV
Semifinals
13 March 27 7:00 pm Western Michigan at George Mason AXS TV
14 9:00 pm Santa Clara at Wright State AXS TV
Championship series
15 April 1 10:00 pm George Mason at Santa Clara AXS TV
16 April 3 7:00 pm Santa Clara at George Mason AXS TV
17 April 5 7:00 pm Santa Clara at George Mason AXS TV
All tipoff times in Eastern Time Zone. Winning team in bold.

Bracket[edit]

  First round
March 19–20
 
Quarterfinals
March 25
 
Semifinals
March 27
 
Finals
April 1, 3, 5
(Best of three)
                                         
North Dakota State 71  
Western Michigan 72*  
  Western Michigan 75*  
 
  Wyoming 67  
Lehigh 66
Wyoming 67  
  Western Michigan 52  
  George Mason 62  
Texas 72  
Houston 73  
  Houston 84
 
  George Mason 88*  
George Mason 78
College of Charleston 77  
  George Mason 73 73 77
  Santa Clara 81 66 80
Vermont 67  
Santa Clara 77  
  Santa Clara 86
 
  Purdue 83  
Western Illinois 67
Purdue 81  
  Santa Clara 81
  Wright State 69  
Richmond 76  
Bryant 71  
  Richmond 51
 
  Wright State 57  
Tulsa 52
Wright State 72  

* Overtime
Home teams listed second.
During finals, George Mason hosted games 2 and 3.

See also[edit]

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