March 11, 2016 at 9:40 pm #26076
I see that Army received a bit to the CollegeInsider.com Post Season Tournament. Any idea if we were offered a spot in the 32 team event?March 11, 2016 at 10:07 pm #26077
Probably. The CIT offers spots to almost every decent team. Of course it’s pay to play and could cost a school a lot of money if it has to host a couple of games.
Word is that Boston U also was offered a spot.March 11, 2016 at 10:10 pm #26078
Where is Army West Point coming up with that kind of moneyMarch 11, 2016 at 10:47 pm #26080
Here’s a good article the explains the money issue.March 12, 2016 at 2:42 am #26091
We played CBI a few years back, perhaps we do that again. They announce their field on 3/13. I’m all for playing in these tournaments, but, of course, it’s not my money.March 12, 2016 at 1:11 pm #26097
CBI is certainly possible. Within the last couple of years, they have taken teams with RPIs as low as #245. You have to be willing to pay out $50,000 per game to host however – more for later rounds. I doubt LU would be chosen to host many games, but you have to be prepared for the possible cost.March 12, 2016 at 1:36 pm #26098
Apparently the Patriot League will be well-reprseneted in post season play.
HC – NCAAs
Bukkcy – NIT
Army – College Insider
BU – College InsiderMarch 12, 2016 at 6:07 pm #26100
[quote quote=26080]Here’s a good article the explains the money issue.
Boston U @ Fordham (CIT)
Even though playing in these tournaments is not an aim at the beginning of the season, they are worthwhile. A few years ago Boston did well in the CBI against schools with future NBA pros. We traveled across the country and beat Oregon State (Jared Cunningham), hosted and beat Morehead State (Kenneth Faried), and lost at VCU (Larry Sanders). Maybe the CBI experience helped because the following season BU won the America East tournament to play in the NCAAs.
And thanks for sharing the article. Very informative.March 12, 2016 at 8:23 pm #26102
I agree that these lesser tourneys can be a springboard for the next season. As Lehigh looks to be favorite preseason next year, it might be an appropriate time for program to get into one of these.March 12, 2016 at 8:44 pm #26103
The College Basketball Insider (CBI) is always a possibility,as Bison 137 points out. And, it wouldn’t be our first rodeo in CBI post season play either. Three years ago, we headed west to Laramie to take on the Wyoming Cowboys in the opening round of the 2013 College Basketball Invitational. We lost on a last-second shot 67-66. For those new to the Board or those just needing a reminder, check-out the box score and sad replay below.
I ran across an interesting story on why teams, in the case Pittsburgh, are happy to play CBI Tournament host.March 12, 2016 at 9:08 pm #26104
I’d rather see any resources devoted to an overseas trip in August that would begin the process of building the squad for 16-17 and (re)incorporating Alston, Holba, and Sedore. I think if the trip is after freshman are enrolled in summer session they can participate as well. Could be a huge boost in folding in all the new guys before next season.March 12, 2016 at 9:41 pm #26105
[quote quote=26104] I think if the trip is after freshman are enrolled in summer session they can participate as well. Could be a huge boost in folding in all the new guys before next season.
Close. Incoming freshmen can participate if they have completed a summer session and earned at least three credits. The two requirements for incoming freshmen to participate in foreign tours are:
a) He or she has earned at least three hours of acceptable degree credit (toward any of the institution’s degree programs) during the summer term at the certifying institution; and
(b) He or she is eligible to represent the institution in intercollegiate competition during the academic year immediately following the tour.March 13, 2016 at 6:15 pm #26113
For those who dream of a chance to see “TK and Company” in action one more time this season, your wait if almost over. The College Basketball Invitational (CBI) is probably our last and best hope. The Princeton-based Gazelle Group will announce their field of 16 teams immediately following the NIT Seclection Show tonight.
Look for them to make an immediate post to their website:
Here’s a look at last year’s field and results of play:
Of course, if invited
we may have chosen not to participate. We may never know.March 13, 2016 at 8:24 pm #26115
Would they possibly host a game or is there a place all games are playedMarch 13, 2016 at 9:10 pm #26118
Not a single site event.
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