2015 College Basketball Invitational

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2015 College Basketball Invitational Tournament
Season2014–15
Teams16
Finals siteJoseph J. Gentile Arena
Fant–Ewing Coliseum
Chicago, Illinois
Monroe, Louisiana
ChampionsLoyola-Chicago Ramblers (1st title)
Runner-upLouisiana–Monroe Warhawks (1st title game)
Semifinalists
Winning coachPorter Moser (1st title)
MVPEarl Peterson (Loyola-Chicago)
Attendance30,963
College Basketball Invitational Tournaments
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The 2015 College Basketball Invitational (CBI) was a single-elimination tournament of 16 NCAA Division I teams that did not participate in the NCAA Tournament or the NIT. The opening games and the quarterfinals were held in mid-March on the home courts of participating teams. After the quarterfinals, the bracket were reseeded. A best-of-three championship series between the two finalist teams was held,[1] with Loyola-Chicago winning the title with a two-game sweep. One change from this year's CBI Tournament was the use of a 30-second shot clock (instead of a 35-second clock).

Participants[edit]

The following teams were announced as participants Sunday, March 15 after the NCAA Selection Show.

Team Conference Overall record Conference record
Colorado Pac-12 15–17 7–11
Delaware State MEAC 18–17 9–7
Eastern Michigan MAC 21–13 8–10
Gardner–Webb Big South 20–14 10–8
Hofstra CAA 20–13 10–8
Louisiana–Monroe Sun Belt 21–12 15–7
Loyola-Chicago MVC 19–13 8–10
Mercer SoCon 18–15 12–6
Oral Roberts Summit 18–14 10–6
Pepperdine WCC 18–13 10–8
Radford Big South 21–11 12–6
Rider MAAC 21–11 15–5
Seattle WAC 16–15 7–7
Stony Brook America East 23–11 12–4
UC Santa Barbara Big West 19–13 11–5
Vermont America East 18–13 12–4

Declined invitations[edit]

The following programs declined to participate in the 2015 CBI:[2]

Schedule[edit]

Source:[3]

Date Time* Matchup Television Score Attendance
First round
March 17 8:00 pm Rider at Loyola–Chicago ESPN3 59–62 1,105
March 18 7:00 pm Vermont at Hofstra 85–81 958
7:00 pm Stony Brook at Mercer ESPN3 70–72 2,432
8:00 pm Radford at Delaware State 78–57 1,038
8:00 pm Eastern Michigan at Louisiana–Monroe 67–71 3,003
8:00 pm UC Santa Barbara at Oral Roberts 87–91 1,687
9:00 pm Gardner–Webb at Colorado P12 Digital 78–87 1,280
10:00 pm Pepperdine at Seattle WAC Digital 45–62 999
Quarterfinals
March 23 7:00 pm Louisiana–Monroe at Mercer ESPN3 71–69 2,677
7:00 pm Radford at Vermont NSN 71–78 2,252
8:00 pm Oral Roberts at Loyola-Chicago ESPN3 78–86 1,225
10:00 pm Colorado at Seattle WAC Digital 72–65 999
Semifinals
March 25 8:00 pm Vermont at Louisiana–Monroe 65–71 3,368
8:00 pm Seattle at Loyola-Chicago ESPN3 48–63 1,265
Championship series
March 30 8:00 pm Louisiana–Monroe at Loyola-Chicago CBSSN 58–65 2,215
April 1 8:00 pm Loyola-Chicago at Louisiana–Monroe CBSSN 63–62 4,460
All game times in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Winning team in bold.

Bracket[edit]

  First round
March 17–18
Quarterfinals
March 23
Semifinals
(reseeded)
March 25
Finals (Best-of-three)
March 30, April 1
                                         
UC Santa Barbara 87  
Oral Roberts 91  
    Oral Roberts 78  
 
    Loyola-Chicago 86  
Rider 59
Loyola-Chicago 62  
    Seattle 48  
    Loyola-Chicago 63  
Gardner–Webb 78  
Colorado 87  
    Colorado 65
 
    Seattle 72  
Pepperdine 45
Seattle 62  
    Loyola-Chicago 65 63
    Louisiana–Monroe 58 62
Eastern Michigan 67  
Louisiana–Monroe 71  
    Louisiana–Monroe 71
 
    Mercer 69  
Stony Brook 70
Mercer 72  
    Vermont 65
    Louisiana–Monroe 71  
Radford 78  
Delaware State 57  
    Radford 71
 
    Vermont 78  
Vermont 85
Hofstra 81  

Home teams listed second.
Loyola-Chicago hosted game 1, Louisiana–Monroe hosted game 2.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gazellegroup.com 2015 CBI Tournament Archived 2015-04-04 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ Felts, Andrew (March 17, 2015). "Declining CBI Bid was the Right Decision for TCU". SB Nation. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  3. ^ CBS Sports CBI Scores