2012 College Basketball Invitational Presented by Zebra Pen

PRINCETON, N.J. – The 2012 College Basketball Invitational presented by Zebra Pen will begin on Tuesday, March 13 and end with a best-of-three Championship Series that begins on Monday, March 26.The fifth annual CBI presented by Zebra Pen will again consist of 16 teams vying for a national championship. Two of the eight First Round games will commence on Tuesday, March 13 with the remaining First Round games being played on Wednesday, March 14. The Quarterfinal Round will take place on Monday, March 19 with Semifinal Round games being played on Wednesday, March 21.

A unique feature of the CBI presented by Zebra Pen is its best-of-three Championship Series, which begins on Monday, March 26 and continues on Wednesday, March 28. Should a third game be necessary, it will be played on Friday, March 30.

Every game of the 2012 CBI presented by Zebra Pen will be played on campus, providing fans the opportunity to follow and support their team.
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Once again, HDNet will serve as the primary television outlet for the CBI presented by Zebra Pen. HDNet, which is owned and was founded by Dallas Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban, reaches in excess of 23 million homes.

The CBI presented by Zebra Pen is produced by the Gazelle Group of Princeton, N.J. The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm, specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. Gazelle produces numerous nationally-recognized events, such as the 2K Sports Classic, TicketCity Legends Classic, Gotham Classic, and the All-American Championship. The Gazelle Group is a member of USA Basketball. For more information on the Gazelle Group, please visit www.gazellegroup.com.

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