CBI Basketball Tournament 2012: Schedule, TV Info, Dates and Game Time

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterMarch 12, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 08:  Adrick McKinney #24, Connell Crossland #2 and Nate Butler #21 of the Texas Christian Horned Frogs wait for a teammate to shoot a technical free throw against the Colorado State Rams during a quarterfinal game of the Conoco Mountain West Conference Basketball tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center March 8, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Colorado State won 81-60.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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The CBI Tournament kicks off this week, and it will be just as mad as any of the other fine college basketball tournaments. 

The College Basketball Invitational will feature a number of marquee teams fighting for one last shot of redemption this season. 

Past winners include teams like Oregon and VCU that have amazed on the biggest of stages. It's now time for a select few programs to fight and claw their way to the coveted final—played as a best of three, true-playoff scenario. 

If you want a classy alternative to the slew of basketball this month, you can't do much better than the fine play in the CBI. 

When: March 13th-March 30th, 2012

Watch: HDNet 

Featured Teams: Butler, Oregon State, Princeton and Pittsburgh

Other Participating Teams: Milwaukee, TCU, Western Illinois, Washington State, San Francisco, North Dakota State, Wyoming, Delaware, Quinnipiac, Penn, Evansville, and Wofford

Format: There are 16 teams that will fight in what is a regular bracket from tournament. The caveats we are not used to is the travel and championship round. 

Home teams will play in their own arenas and the final will be a best of three playoff. Played on March, 26, 28th and possibly 30th. 

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 09:  The Oregon State Beavers band performs before the Beavers take on the Arizona Wildcats in the semifinals of the 2012 Pacific Life Pac-12 men's basketball tournament at Staples Center on March 9, 2012 in Los Angeles, California
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Full Schedule at Official Website Here

Bracket Can Be Found At Official Website Here

3/13/12 Princeton @ Evansville Evansville, Ind. 8:00 p.m. HDNet
3/13/12 Washington State @ San Francisco San Francisco, Calif. 10:00 p.m. HDNet
3/13/12 Milwaukee @ TCU Fort Worth, Texas 8:00 p.m.  
3/14/12 Delaware @ Butler Indianapolis, Ind. 8:00 p.m. HDNet
3/14/12 Western Illinois @ Oregon State Corvallis, Ore. 10:00 p.m. HDNet
3/14/12 Wofford @ Pittsburgh Pittsburgh, Pa. 7:00 p.m.  
3/14/12 Quinnipiac @ Penn Philadelphia, Pa. 7:30 p.m.  
3/14/12 North Dakota State @ Wyoming Laramie, Wyo. 9:00 p.m.  

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 06:  Lamar Patterson #21 of the Pittsburgh Panthers in action against Phil Greene #1 of the St. John's Red Storm during their first round game of the 2012 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 6, 2012
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The next rounds will be determined based on which teams win. 

3/19/12 Game 1 TBD TBD TBD
3/19/12 Game 2 TBD TBD TBD
3/19/12 Game 3 TBD TBD TBD
3/19/12 Game 4 TBD TBD TBD
3/21/12 Game 1 TBD TBD HDNet
3/21/12 Game 2 TBD TBD HDNet
3/26/12 Game 1 TBD TBD HDNet
3/28/12 Game 2 TBD TBD HDNet
3/30/12 Game 3 TBD (If Necessary) TBD HDNet