CBI Tournament 2012 Day 1 Schedule And Full Bracket

The 2012 College Basketball Invitational begins on Tuesday, with a slate of three games featuring the TCU Horned Frogs, Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers, Evansville Aces, Princeton Tigers, Washington State Cougars and San Francisco Dons. The other five first round matchups are set for Wednesday, and that's when the Western Illinois Leathernacks will begin their march to the championship game.

The most interesting aspect of the CIB tournament is that the championship round is set up as a best two-out-of-three series, which takes some of the randomness out and ensures the winner is most deserving. Here's a look at the 2012 CIB Tournament Bracket.

Here's the full CBI first round schedule for Tuesday:

TCU vs. Milwaukee, 7 p.m. CT
Winner plays Oregon State-Western Illinois winner on March 19

Evansville vs. Princeton, 7 p.m. CT (HDNet)
Winner plays Pittsburgh-Wofford winner on March 19

San Francisco vs. Washington State, 9 p.m. CT (HDNet)
Winner plays Wyoming-North Dakota State winner on March 19

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