BUIES CREEK — The 16-team field for the 2018 College Basketball Invitational has been finalized and Campbell will host Mid-American Conference member
Miami (Ohio) on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Tickets are on sale through the Campbell ticket office. For information, call (910) 893-1459.
The 11th-annual CBI begins Tuesday when Eastern Washington travels to Utah Valley. The seven remaining first-round games will be played Wednesday.
The winner of the Campbell vs. Miami (Ohio) game will meet either UT-Rio Grande Valley or New Orleans in the quarterfinals.
The CBI is a single-elimination tournament up until the best-of-three finals, with all games played at campus sites. The quarterfinal round will take place on Monday, March 19, followed by the semifinal round on Wednesday, March 21.
Prior to the semifinals, the remaining teams will be rebracketed. The Finals series is a best-of-three in which one team will host two of the three games. Those games will
be played on March 26, March 28, and March 30.
Past CBI champions include Tulsa, Oregon State, VCU, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Santa Clara, Siena, Loyola Chicago, Nevada, and Wyoming. Teams from nearly every
conference have participated in the event. Twenty-eight teams have used the CBI to springboard to the NCAA Tournament the following year, while another 18 have gone
on to the NIT.
Under the direction of fifth-year head coach Kevin McGeehan, the Camels (16-15, 10-8 Big South) earned their highest seed (fourth) in the league tournament in six years
and posted their best conference victory total since the 2012 squad finished 11-7
(Campbell media services provided the basis for this report)