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The 2011 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT) was a postseason single-elimination tournament of 24 NCAA Division I teams. The CIT began with 12 first round games. Four of the teams that won first-round games advanced to the quarterfinals, while the other eight teams played for the right to advance to the quarterfinals in the second round March 18–19. The announcement of the 2011 field was made on March 13, 2011.

23 of the participants were selected from teams that were not invited to the 2011 NCAA Tournament or the 2011 National Invitation Tournament. [1] The winner of the 2011 Great West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, North Dakota, received an automatic bid to the CIT.

The tournament was won by Santa Clara who defeated Iona in the championship game 76–69. Santa Clara was not one of the four teams to receive a second-round bye thus becoming the first team to win five games to win the tournament championship.

Participating teamsEdit

The following teams have accepted a bid to the 2011 CIT:

School Conference Overall
Record
Conference
Record
Air Force[2] MWC 15–15 6–10
Buffalo[3] MAC 17–13 9–9
East Carolina[4] C-USA 18–15 8–8
East Tennessee State[5] Atlantic Sun 22–11 16–4
Furman[6] SoCon 20–9 12–6
Hawai'i[7] WAC 18–12 8–8
Idaho[8] WAC 18–13 9–7
Iona MAAC 22–11 13–5
Jacksonville[9] Atlantic Sun 19–11 13–7
Marshall C-USA 22–11 10–8
North Dakota[10] Great West 19–14 8–4
Northern Arizona[11] Big Sky 19–12 9–7
Northern Iowa[12] MVC 19–13 10–8
Ohio MAC 18–15 10–8
Oral Roberts[13] Summit 19–15 13–5
Portland[14] WCC 20–11 7–7
Quinnipiac[15] NEC 22–9 13–5
Rider[16] MAAC 23–10 13–5
San Francisco[17] WCC 17–14 11–4
Santa Clara[18] WCC 19–14 8–6
Southern Methodist[19] C-USA 17–14 8–8
Tennessee Tech[20] OVC 20–12 12–6
Western Michigan[21] MAC 20–11 11–5
Valparaiso[22] Horizon 23–11 12–6

FormatEdit

Twelve teams advanced from the first round games. Of the twelve remaining teams, four received byes into the quarterfinals. RPI, strength of schedule, conference ranking and geographic location determined the byes and seeding of the remaining twelve teams.[23]

BracketEdit

Home teams are listed second.
* – Denotes overtime

  • East Tennessee State, Iona, Northern Iowa and Ohio received byes to the quarterfinal round following their first round victories.
  First Round
March 14, 15 and 16
Second Round
March 18 and 19
Quarterfinals
March 21 and 22
Semifinals
March 25 and 26
Championship
March 30
 North Dakota 67  
 Air Force 77      Air Force 75  
 Northern Arizona 63      Santa Clara 88  
 Santa Clara 68        Santa Clara 95  
 Idaho 73      San Francisco 91  
 San Francisco 81      San Francisco 77  
 Portland 64      Hawaiʻi 74  
 Hawaiʻi 76        Santa Clara 72  
 Jacksonville 71*      Southern Methodist 55  
 East Carolina 66      Jacksonville 62  
 Oral Roberts 57      Southern Methodist 63  
 Southern Methodist 64*      Southern Methodist 57
          Northern Iowa 50  
          BYE  
 Rider 50      Northern Iowa  
 Northern Iowa 84        Santa Clara 76
 Buffalo 75      Iona 69
 Quinnipiac 68      Buffalo 49
 Tennessee Tech 66      Western Michigan 48  
 Western Michigan 74      Buffalo 63
          Iona 78  
          BYE  
 Iona 85      Iona  
 Valparaiso 77      Iona 83  
          East Tennessee State 80  
          BYE       
 Ohio 65      Ohio       
 Marshall 64      Ohio 73
 Furman 63      East Tennessee State 82  
 East Tennessee State 76      BYE
          East Tennessee State  
      

ReferencesEdit

  1. [1]. Retrieved on January 26, 2009
  2. AFA reaches agreement to host CollegeInsider.com tourney game. Retrieved on March 10, 2011
  3. UB Accepts Postseason invite. Retrieved on March 12, 2011
  4. ECU Men Headed to CIT. Retrieved on March 13, 2011
  5. ETSU Buccaneers Invited to the CollegeInsider.com Tournament: Will They RSVP?. Retrieved on March 13, 2011
  6. "Furman Basketball Accepts Bid To CollegeInsider.com Tournament". March 10, 2011. http://www.furmanpaladins.com/sports/m-baskbl/2010-11/releases/201103106k06ye. Retrieved March 10, 2011. 
  7. UH will host Portland in CIT. Retrieved on March 10, 2011
  8. Idaho Vandals knocked out of WAC Tournament, invited to play in CollegeInsiders.com Tournament. Retrieved on March 10, 2011
  9. JU travels to face East Carolina in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Retrieved on March 13, 2011
  10. West Conference Tournament champions!. Retrieved on March 13, 2011
  11. Men’s Basketball Accepts CIT Berth, Plays at Santa Clara Tuesday Night. Retrieved on March 12, 2011
  12. Logue, Andrew (March 7, 2011). "UNI men to CIT, coach will pay for student tickets". http://blogs.desmoinesregister.com/dmr/index.php/2011/03/07/uni-mens-basketball-to-play-host-game-in-collegeinsider-com-tournament/. Retrieved March 7, 2011. 
  13. ORU Accepts invite to CollegeInsider Tournament. Retrieved on March 10, 2011
  14. Portland Pilots to play at Hawaii in CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Retrieved on March 10, 2011
  15. Quinnipiac men to host CIT game Monday. Retrieved on March 10, 2011
  16. Broncs in CIT. Retrieved on March 12, 2011
  17. USF Men's Basketball Accepts Bid to CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament. Retrieved on March 8, 2011
  18. College basketball: Santa Clara to host postseason game. Retrieved on March 8, 2011
  19. March Madness Is Back In Moody:SMU Men's Basketball Accepts Post-Season Bid. Retrieved on Retrieved on March 11, 2011
  20. TTU MEN'S BASKETBALL: Season continues for Golden Eagles. Retrieved on Retrieved on March 13, 2011
  21. Western Michigan men's basketball team accepts CIT bid, will host first-round game Wednesday night. Retrieved on Retrieved on March 13, 2011
  22. Valpo Accepts Bid to CollegeInsider.com Tournament; Will Host Iona Wednesday. Retrieved on Retrieved on March 13, 2011
  23. http://www.collegeinsider.com/tournament/results.html

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