CBI 2016: Final Round 1 Scores, Updated Bracket and Quarterfinals Schedule

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured ColumnistMarch 17, 2016

The CBI rounded up its first-round schedule with seven games Wednesday night after Morehead State and Siena started the tournament Tuesday.        

With just 16 teams in the field, the CBI will have its quarterfinals set as we take a look at the scores from Wednesday's action:

2016 CBI Scores: Wednesday, March 16
Nebraska Omaha112-120Duquesne
Western Carolina74-79Vermont
Houston Baptist65-69NC Greensboro
Pepperdine72-79Eastern Washington

This is what the updated bracket looks like after Wednesday's results:

2016 CBI Updated Bracket
1st Rd.QFSFFinalSFQF1st Rd.
vs.Morehead St.Nevadavs.
Morehead St.Montana
DuquesneEastern Washington
Houston BaptistWestern Carolina
All quarterfinal games are scheduled for Mar. 21


Duquesne 120, Nebraska Omaha 112

No, your eyes are not deceiving you. That is the final score of a college basketball game decided in regulation. 

Omaha was bounced out of the CBI despite having scored 80 second-half points and getting 37 points from Devin Patterson. Unfortunately, a slow first half put it behind the eightball as Duquesne built a 19-point halftime lead at 52-31. 

Five Duquesne players scored 16 or more points on the night, led by Derrick Colter's 28.

Both teams were red-hot from downtown. Duquesne hit 12 of 24 three-pointers, and Omaha went 15-of-35. 

After this showing, offenses have to be wary of Duquesne's firepower, as its offense is going to be tough to stop in this tournament. 


Ohio 94, Albany 90 (OT)

Ohio might have squandered a late lead during its first-round game at the CBI, but the Bobcats pulled out a four-point win against Albany in overtime. 

The Bobcats can thank Treg Setty, who scored 12 of Ohio's 17 overtime points to deliver the win. Setty recorded a game-high 30 points in the win, while the rest of Ohio's starting five also recorded double digits on Wednesday.

Ohio held a 75-71 lead with 27 seconds left in the game, but Albany was able to force overtime in a frantic half-minute. 

Peter Hooley hit a three to make it a one-point game with six seconds remaining, which was the largest of his eight points against Ohio. A pair of free throws a second later from Jaaron Simmons put Ohio back up three. 

But with two seconds left, Evan Singletary tied the game when he banked a three-pointer at the buzzer to give the fans some free basketball. Singletary led Albany with 19 points on the night.


Vermont 79, Western Carolina 74

Vermont is on to the quarterfinals after holding off a pair of Western Carolina comeback efforts on Wednesday night.

Eight Vermont scorers had at least five points on the night, led by Kurt Steidl's 20 points and Trae Bell-Haynes' 16.

The Catamounts trailed just once on the night, when the game was 3-2 and less than two minutes old. A 15-3 run gave Vermont a 12-point lead, one it would hold until halftime. 

Its lead grew to as large as 15 before Western Carolina exploded for a 15-0 run and tied the game at 39. It would never take the lead, though, as Vermont upped its lead back up to double digits, one that would be enough for the win. 


UNCG 69, Houston Baptist 65

Behind its Big Four of Kayel Locker, R.J. White, Diante Baldwin and Francis Alonso, NC Greensboro is off to the quarterfinals with a four-point win over Houston Baptist. 

Alonso led all scorers with 17, while Locker provided 16. White added 15, and Locker had 14. All four of the Spartans' leading scorers had more than anyone on Houston Baptist. 

Regardless, Houston Baptist was very much in this game, but its offense lost its touch in the final nine minutes of the game. With the game tied at 53 with 9:21 to go, UNCG went on a 12-0 run that would put the game away. 


Eastern Washington 79, Pepperdine 72

Eastern Washington overcame a five-point halftime deficit to defeat Pepperdine, a team that defeated St. Mary's twice this season. 

The Eagles' turnaround began by shutting down Pepperdine's Lamond Murray Jr., who scored 20 of Pepperdine's 34 points in the first half. 

In the second half, though, Eastern Washington held Murray to just four points. 

Bogdan Bliznyuk and Austin McBroom combined for almost 70 percent of Eastern Washington's points Wednesday. Bliznyuk put up a game-high 25 points while McBroom added 24 as only one other Eagle scored in double digits on the night. 

While Eastern Washington didn't exhibit the deepest of scoring offenses in the first round of the CBI, as long as Bliznyuk and McBroom are clicking, it doesn't matter. 


Nevada 79, Montana 75

Montana squandered a 10-point halftime to fall to Nevada in the first round of the CBI. 

The lead grew to as large as 12 in the second half, but a 12-4 Nevada run brought the Wolf Pack back to within a two-possession game. 

With 2:28 left in the game, Nevada finally took the lead thanks to a jumper from Lindsey Drew at 67-66, but quickly lost it after a Walter Wright layup. It was Drew again that stepped up and drained a three to put Nevada up two as it was a lead it wouldn't give up. 

Drew put up 16 on the night, but was only Nevada's third-leading scorer as D.J. Fenner recorded 24 and Cameron Oliver added 17. 


Seattle 68, Idaho 63

Luckily for fans attending Seattle and Idaho, there was a second half in this game because the first 20 minutes was anything but entertaining. 

At the halftime buzzer, Seattle held a 22-19 lead as both offenses were sluggish to say the least. 

Things picked up in the final 20 minutes as both teams more than doubled their first half outputs. Seattle outscored Idaho 46-44 in the second half to seal the win. 

While it's a tough ext in the CBI, Idaho put up the 11th-best season in program history and had eight-more wins than last season. 

Stats courtesy of ESPN.com


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