PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) — Pitt missed out on both the NCAA Tournament and NIT, but late Sunday night accepted a bid to play in the College Basketball Invitational.
The Panthers (17-16, 5-13 Big East) will host Wofford (19-13, 12-6 Big South) at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Petersen Events Center in the first round of the CBI. The winner will go on to play the winner of Princeton-Evansville.
“We are excited about the opportunity to play and excited to be a host school,” Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said in a statement. “We have a young team and we are looking forward to continue playing.”
There are 16 schools in the CBI: Pitt, Wofford, Butler, Washington State, Oregon State, Milwaukee, TCU, Western Illinois, San Francisco, Wyoming, North Dakota State, Delaware, Quinnipiac, Penn, Princeton and Evansville.
All games are played at the campuses of participating schools. The tournament champion is decided in a best-of-three series.
Second round games take place March 19. The semi-finals are on March 21 and the finals are March 26, 28 and 30 (if necessary).
Chris Gates | Area 4-1-Zoo Blog