Tampa – It is not the NCAA Tournament but after seven years of basketball futility, the University of South Florida Bulls are more than happy to be the College Basketball Invitation a 16 team tournament.
The Bulls had a very solid year and with a 19-13 record, there is plenty of good things to build on. Wednesday night they will host a Stony Brook team that finished 24-8 at 7 pm and the game can be heard on Sports Talk Florida the Flagship station for all Bulls sports WWBA 820 AM.
“We’re excited to have the opportunity to play in the postseason and continue to build upon what we’ve already accomplished this year,” USF coach Brian Gregory said in a school news release.
“Our players have worked extremely hard from the outset of the season to compete in postseason play. This tournament is a quality step in our process and will provide our team with valuable experience that we can use in years to come, and we can’t wait to get back in front of our fans on Wednesday at the Yuengling Center.”
This is the 11th year for College Basketball Invitational (CBI) and it is a single-elimination men’s college basketball tournament consisting of 16 Division I teams that did not participate in the 2019 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament or the NIT.
— College BBall Invit. (@CBITourney) March 18, 2019
DePaul University, the University of West Virginia, University of Alabama Birmingham, University of Southern Mississippi, Cal State Northridge, Utah Valley, from the IVY League comes Brown, Howard University, Coastal Carolina, Grand Canyon University, California Baptist, Central Michigan University, Loyola Marymount (California) and Longwood University are members of this year’s class of the CBI class of 2019.
it is a very interesting mix of new programs in Division 1 like Gand Canyon and Utah Valley along with such long time basketball powers like DePaul, UAB, as well as the gang at West Virginia.