By: Chris Gates

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.

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“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.

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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).

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