College Basketball Invitational Update!! Beavers to Miners: You're Going Down

Max Jet FanContributor IMarch 26, 2009

LOS ANGELES - MARCH 11: The Oregon State Beavers mascot performs during the 2005 Pacific Life Pac-10 Men's Basketball Tournament semi final Game 1 against the University of Arizona Wildcats at Staples Center on March 11, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.  The Wildcats defeated the Beavers 90-59.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Good Morning CBI fans and all fans of superior athletic competition. If you've been following the CBI as closely as I have, you know that in the best of three final, UTEP will be battling against their arch rival Oregon State.

The series begins Mar. 30, and I just don't think I can wait that long. How dare the Gazelle Group keep us rabid CBI fans waiting this long.


Semifinal Wrap-up

Oregon State 65, Stanford 62

Oregon state barely squeaks by Stanford in a upset victory 65 -62 in overtime. Oregon State was so upset that they still have to play at this college basketball joke, and by joke I mean extremely tough competition.

The game was tied at some point, which by rule at the end of the game sends them into OT. Donovan McNabb was in the crowd and cheered both times on at the end, he is still confused about OT rules in sports.

After the tie , Oregon State at some point must have taken the lead because in the end they did win by three. Exciting stuff huh, GO BEAVS!! This is great news for all Oregonians because we all know they love there Beavers up there.

Not only is Oregon the home of Roloff Farms, now it's the home of college basketball's greatest tournament finalists.


UTEP 81, Richmond 69

In their third season under Coach Barbee they have finally reached the promise land. Coach Barbee and assistant Coach Ken left the rockers at home because all they needed was a stellar performance from Stefon Jackson.

Jackson dropped in 34 points over the Spiders eight-armed defense defense, don't ask what happened to the other two arms. The Miners pick axed their way through the Spiders defensive web all night and in the end they won by twelve, which in this case Donovan doesn't require any OT.

The Miner boys celebrated their victory all night , Coach Barbee and Coach Ken didn't want to party so they started the trip home in their hot pick convertible.


UTEP will be traveling to Oregon State first and they will begin the epic battle for CBI supremacy. Obviously, the Beavers would love for the Miners to go down, with Coach Barbee and Coach Ken on their side I don't see how the Miners don't just smash those Beaver out.

Ironically both teams are expected to lose but that it's impossible, so by Apr. 3, a new CBI champ will be crowned and the chain net will be the winners.

Here is the complete schedule, you must tune in, if you don't they may not have this next year and we need the CBI. If you don't tune in the teams might have to pay more to get in to this tourney next year, and that's just not fair.

Mar. 30, Utep at Oregon
Apr. 1, Oregon at Utep
Apr. 3 (if necessary), Oregon at Utep. I sure hope it's necessary, I don't know if I can wait until next year for this rock-'em sock-'em tourney again.