The 2012 CBI Tournament begins on Tuesday, in case you needed something to distract you from the 2012 NCAA Tournament. One of four basketball tournaments taking place over the next few weeks, the CBI offers an opportunity for more teams to experience potential postseason glory. There are no Arizona teams taking part in this year's CBI, but the tournament is not lacking in big names, including a pair of Pac-12 teams that will be all too familiar to Arizona fans.
Here are the full matchups for the first round of play.
Tuesday, March 13:
Milwaukee vs. TCU Horned Frogs, time TBA
Washington St. Cougars vs. San Francisco Dons, 7:00 p.m. PT (HDNet)
Princeton Tigers vs. Evansville Aces, 5:00 p.m. ET (HDNet)
Wednesday, March 14:
Western Illinois Leathernecks vs. Oregon St. Beavers, 7:00 p.m. PT (HDNet)
North Dakota St. Bison vs. Wyoming Cowboys, time TBA
Delaware Blue Hens vs. Butler Bulldogs, 5:00 p.m. ET (HDNet)
Quinnipiac Bobcats vs. Penn Quakers, time TBA
Wofford Terriers vs. Pittsburgh Panthers, time TBA
The quarterfinals will be held on Monday, March 19. The semifinals will air on HDNet on Wednesday, March 21. The Championship series will also air on HDNet and will be a best-of-three series on March 26, March 28 and, if necessary, March 30.
You can click here to find the full CBI Tournament bracket.
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