PRINCETON, N.J. – The 16-team field for the 2012 College Basketball Invitational presented by Zebra Pen is complete. The fifth annual event will begin with eight Opening Round games on Tuesday, March 13, and Wednesday, March 14.
Milwaukee at TCU
Western Illinois at Oregon State
Delaware at Butler
Quinnipiac at Penn
Washington State at San Francisco
North Dakota State at Wyoming
Princeton at Evansville
Wofford at Pittsburgh
Click HERE to view the complete bracket for the tournament.
The CBI presented by Zebra Pen is a single-elimination tournament up until the “best-of-three” Championship Series, with all games played at campus sites. After the Opening Round games, 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 re-bracketed. The Championship 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.
Oregon won the 2011 CBI presented by Zebra Pen. Four participants in the 2011 CBI presented by Zebra Pen won their respective league championships in 2012 and earned berths in the NCAA Tournament: Creighton, Davidson, Montana, and St. Bonaventure.
HDNet is the official broadcast home for the CBI presented by Zebra Pen. HDNet will broadcast up to eleven of the tournament’s games, including doubleheaders on March 13, 14, 19, and 21, as well as each game of the Championship Series. Opening Round matchups to be broadcast are:
Princeton at Evansville (8:00 PM ET)
Washington St. at San Francisco (10:00 PM ET)
Delaware at Butler (8:00 PM ET)
Western Illinois at Oregon St. (10:00 PM ET)
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Zebra Pen Corporation was founded in New York in August 1982 as an independent corporation wholly owned by Zebra Co., Ltd., of Tokyo, Japan. A New Jersey based writing instrument manufacturer, Zebra Pen Corporation’s mission is to distribute products that are of the highest quality, providing value to the customer and meeting their overall writing needs with a wide variety of writing instruments. Zebra Pen Corporation offers a full line of writing instruments including ball point pens, gel pens, roller ball pens, mechanical pencils, and highlighters. Today, with more than 111 years of excellence behind them, Zebra Pen Corporation is leading the way with a wide range of quality writing products. For more information, visit www.zebrapen.com.
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