In addition to the big NCAA Tournament unveiling, the field for the 2012 College Basketball Invitational (pdf) also was announced. Western Illinois made the cut for the CBI along with 15 other schools, including Pittsburgh, Butler, Wyoming and Western Illinois' first round opponent, Oregon State.
Western Illinois and Oregon State will tip off on Wednesday, March 14 at 9:00 p.m. CT. Oregon State is the home team.
The winner of that matchup will advance to play the winner of the Milwaukee vs. TCU game. The quarterfinal round will begin on March 19, and the semifinals will be held on March 21. The championship round, which begins on March 26, is best two-out-of-three.
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