There is more postseason play in college basketball than just the NCAA Tournament, and you can get it on it with the 2018 CBI bracket.
Whenever college basketball fans think about March Madness, undoubtedly the first thing that comes to mind is the NCAA Tournament. However, that’s not the only postseason action that teams will take part in. There is also, obviously, the NIT that has plenty of history and prestige. Meanwhile, there are 16 teams that find their way into the CBI bracket.
The CBI (College Basketball Invitational) doesn’t have the same history or acclaim that the NCAAs or the NIT does. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s short on entertainment and drama for college hoops fans. In fact, you could argue that the CBI last year — particularly the finals — was just as exciting as anything else the basketball world.
It was the Wyoming Cowboys that emerged as the champions in the CBI bracket one year ago. However, it was the unique format of the tournament that really made things interesting down the stretch as the Cowboys took on the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers.
For the finals of the tournament, it’s no longer one-and-done as is the case with every other major tournament throughout. Instead, this ends with a best-of-three series. Thus, Wyoming fell behind by losing the first game last year, but then unfurled two-straight 20-plus point victories to win it all.
That sets a high bar for the 2018 installment to follow. However, with some of the highly talented mid-major teams set to compete, they could live up to the hype.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at the 2018 CBI bracket (for the printable version, simply click on the image below):
With the action tipping off in the 2018 CBI bracket on Tuesday, March 13, you won’t have to wait long for things to get going full-swing. Be ready for one of the most underrated parts of college basketball should you be keeping track.