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