KANSAS CITY, Mo. – For the first time in the 30-year Division I history of the program, UMKC men’s basketball has been selected to play in a postseason tournament. The Roos will compete in the College Basketball Invitational Presented by FIVE FOUR.
UMKC will host Green Bay Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. CT at Swinney Recreation Center on the UMKC campus.
“We are thrilled to participate in the CBI, our program’s first postseason tournament,” head coach Kareem Richardson said. “Playing in a postseason was a team goal of ours. This is a huge accomplishment for our team, the university and the city of Kansas City.”
To purchase tickets, call the UMKC Athletics ticket office at 844-UMKC-FAN.
The CBI presented by FIVE FOUR is a single-elimination tournament up until the best-of-3 finals, with all games played at campus sites. After the first round games, the quarterfinal round will take place on Monday, March 20, followed by the semifinals on Wednesday, March 22. Prior to the semifinals, the remaining teams will be re-bracketed. The finals series is best-of-3 in which one team will host two of the three games. Those games will be played on March 27, March 29 and March 31.
Past CBI champions include Tulsa, Oregon State, VCU, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Santa Clara, Siena, Loyola Chicago and Nevada. Teams from nearly every conference have participated in the event. In all, 28 teams have used the CBI to springboard to the NCAA Tournament the following year, while another 17 have gone on to the NIT.
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