State College, PA - Centre County - Central Pennsylvania - Home of Penn State University

Penn State Basketball: Nittany Lions Set To Play In CBI Tournament

by on March 16, 2014 10:30 PM

Penn State basketball's season isn't over just yet.

The Nittany Lions are set to play in the College Basketball Invitational Tournament (CBI) this Wednesday against Hampton.

"We are looking forward to the opportunity to play in the CBI," Coach Patrick Chambers said on Sunday "The team is grateful for chance to continue practicing together and ultimately having a chance to compete for a championship."

If the Nittany Lions win this week they will advance to the CBI Quarterfinal Round to play the winner of the Stony Brook vs. Siena game next Monday, March 24.

The CBI consists of 16 teams that must win three-consecutive games to advance to the CBI Championship Series. A best-of-three series will decide the tournament champion. Participating schools include Fresno State, Hampton, Illinois State, Morehead State, Old Dominion, Oregon State, Princeton, Radford, Siena, South Dakota State, Stony Brook, Texas A&M, Tulane, UTEP and Wyoming.

While perhaps not the most prestigious of the post season tournaments, the invitation allows the Nittany Lions an extended practice period and at least one extra game to continue the growth and development of the team. If the Nittany Lions were to win the final game of the championship series, the five wins would bring Penn State's win total to 20 on the year with six additional contests having been played following the end of the regular season.

Tickets for Wednesday's game go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. Monday for $15 (adults) and $5 for youth and PSU students. Season ticket holders are able to purchase $12 tickets.

CBS Sports Network will televise a pair of Quarterfinal Round games on Monday, March 24, as well as the entire Championship Series.

Popular Stories:

Penn State Football: Franklin Practice Day 1, NCAA Sanctions Day 601

Penn State Football: Nittany Lions With Plenty Of Questions In Need Of Answers This Spring

Penn State Hockey: Nittany Lions Close Out Regular Season With 4-2 Victory Over Ohio State

CATA Buses Turn Into Rolling Billboards

Opponent Challenging Jay Paterno's Nominating Petitions in Race for Lt. Governor

Penn State Objects to Paterno Family's Subponea Request in NCAA Lawsuit

Digital Currency Creates Bitcoin Drama

Hills Plaza McDonald’s Enjoys One Last Art Exhibit Before Demolition



Ben Jones covers Penn State football and basketball for StateCollege.com. He's on Twitter as @Ben_Jones88.
Next Article
Students Designing Car that's High on Performance, Low on Emissions
March 16, 2014 3:45 PM
by Centre County Report
Students Designing Car that's High on Performance, Low on Emissions
Related Articles
Comments
Disclaimer: Copyright © 2014 StateCollege.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

order food online