In the past the CIT has been a sixteen team reseeding tournament. This year the field has been expended to 24 teams. Typically when you have an off number of teams in a tournament you give a by round right off the bat. The CIT is doing things a bit differently.
The top four seeded teams of the first round will sit out the second round while the rest of the filed will be rearranged and re-seeded. In years past the CIT has tried to pair up schools that are geographically close to help out attendance and keep travel cost down.
UB won't be one of the teams who gets a free pass to round three. RPI and SOS are both figured into the seeding and UB is in the bottom third in both categories. So if the Bulls win they will likely face a north east or Midwest team. Marshall, Iona, Valpo, and ECU are likely going to be the teams who get the bye.
|East Carolina||91||41||Santa Clara||158||167|
|Northern Iowa||112||124||Tenn Tech||189||277|
|San Francisco||120||95||N. Dakota||275||342|
Here is the The First Round:
Round One Games:
Buffalo (18-13) @ Quinnipiac (22-9) 7:00 pm
Ohio (18-15) @ Marshall (22-11) 7:00 pm
Furman (22-10) @ East Tennessee State (22-11) 7:00 pm
Jacksonville (19-11) @ East Carolina (18-15) 8:00 pm
Rider (23-10) @ Northern Iowa (19-13) 8:00 pm
North Dakota (19-14) @ Air Force (15-15) 9:00 pm
Northern Arizona (19-12) @ Santa Clara (19-14) 10:00 pm
Portland (20-11) @ Hawaii (18-12) 12:00 am (midnight)
Tennessee Tech (20-12) @ Western Michigan (20-12) 7:00 pm
Iona (22-11) @ Valparaiso (23-11) 8:00 pm
Oral Roberts (19-15) @ SMU (17-14) 8:00 pm
Idaho (18-13) @ San Francisco (17-14) 10:00 pm