16 March 2015

2015 CBI Predictions

Well if you can't make the NIT, there is always the College Basketball Invitational. It is the eighth edition of this tournament and it is always a fun one especially considering the usual mix of some lower-tier power conference teams and some mid-major clubs. Here are my predictions.

Schedule

First Round 
Gardner-Webb vs. Colorado
Pick: Colorado

Pepperdine vs. Seattle
Pick: Pepperdine

Stony Brook vs. Mercer
Pick: Stony Brook

Eastern Michigan vs. Louisiana-Monroe
Pick: Louisiana-Monroe

Vermont vs. Hofstra
Pick: Vermont

Radford vs. Delaware State
Pick: Radford

UC Santa Barbara vs. Oral Roberts
Pick: UC Santa Barbara

Rider vs. Loyola (IL)
Pick: Loyola (IL)

Quarterfinals 
Pepperdine vs. Colorado
Pick: Pepperdine

Stony Brook vs. Louisiana-Monroe
Pick: Stony Brook

Vermont vs. Radford
Pick: Vermont 

UC Santa Barbara vs. Loyola (IL)
Pick: UC Santa Barbara 

Semifinals
Pepperdine vs. Stony Brook
Pick: Stony Brook

Vermont vs. UC Santa Barbara
Pick: Vermont

Championship (Best of 3)
Stony Brook vs. Vermont
A little America East showdown for the CBI. The Catamounts swept the season series and I think they are the better club, but the Sea Wolves will push it to the full three games.
Pick: Vermont

1 comment:

  1. There seems to be an America East Bias here. I am a Stony Brook fan and the CBI is weak this year, but Colorado should still be the favorite.

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