2023 DISCOUNT TIRE COLLEGE BASKETBALL SATURDAY RECAP
March 18, 2023
Saturday, March 18 thru Wednesday, March 22 at the Ocean Center (Daytona Beach, Fla.)
First Round and Quarterfinals can be watched on FloSports:
DAY 1 RESULTS
Game 1 – Saturday, March 18 (11:00am)
No. 1 Indiana State 67
No. 16 USC Upstate 62
Indiana State overcame an early 1st half deficit to take down USC Upstate in the first game of the day. Courvoisier McCauley led the Sycamores with 20 points along with 11 rebounds. Cameron Henry added 19 points and 10 rebounds for Indiana State. The Sycamores advance to the Quarterfinals on Monday where they will play the Eastern Kentucky/Cleveland State winner.
Game 2 – Saturday, March 18 (1:00pm)
No. 4 Southern Utah 72
No. 13 North Alabama 50
A dominant 2nd half propelled Southern Utah to an Opening Round victory. The Thunderbirds outscored North Alabama 38-16 in the 2nd half after the game was tied at 34 at the break. Sophomore Jason Spurgin led SUU with 16 points and 17 rebounds. Flynn Clayman picked up the win in his first game as Interim Head Coach. Southern Utah advances to the Quarterfinals where they will play on Monday vs the winner of Duquesne/Rice.
Game 3 – Saturday, March 18 (3:30pm)
No. 2 San Jose State 77
No. 15 Southern Indiana 52
San Jose State pulled away from the Screaming Eagles of Southern Indiana in the 1st half and didn’t look back. Sophomore guard Alvaro Cardenas dropped 22 points to lead the Spartans. Mountain West Conference Player of Year Omari Moore chipped in 15 points 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Tim Miles squad will meet the winner of Tarleton/Radford game in the Quarterfinals on Monday.
Game 4 – Saturday, March 18 (5:30pm)
No. 3 Charlotte 65
No. 14 Western Carolina 56
Charlotte rallied in the 2nd half after trailing 31-20 at halftime. Junior guard Brice Williams led the 49ers with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Lu’Cye Patterson scored 16 off the bench for Charlotte. The 49ers advance to the Quarterfinals and will meet the winner of Stetson/Milwaukee.
Game 5 – Sunday, March 19 (11:00am)
No. 8 Eastern Kentucky vs. No. 9 Cleveland State
Game 6 – Sunday, March 19 (1:00pm)
No. 5 Duquesne vs. No. 12 Rice
Game 7 – Sunday, March 19 (3:30pm)
No. 7 Tarleton vs. No. 10 Radford
Game 8 – Sunday, March 19 (5:30pm)
No. 6 Stetson vs. No. 11 Milwaukee
Monday, March 21 – Quarterfinal Round
12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm on FloSports
Tuesday, March 22 – Semifinal Round
7:00pm, 9:00pm on ESPN2
Wednesday, March 23 – Championship Game
5:00pm on ESPN2
New to the CBI for 2023:
The Gazelle Group will be distributing $40,000 of NIL funding (consistent with NCAA rules and relevant laws). The NIL funding amounts will be distributed based upon the following:
Runner- Up: $10,000
Each Semi- Finalist: $2,500
Event notes (ADD LINK TO MEDIA PAGE ONCE POSTED), team game notes, event bracket and more can be found at the event website, CollegeBasketballInvitational.com.
Tickets may be purchased in advance at TicketMaster.com (link attached) or at the Ocean Center box office on CBI game days.
About the Gazelle Group
The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm, specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. Gazelle produces numerous nationally-recognized college sports events, such as the Empire Classic, Legends Classic, the Gotham Classic, the Sunshine Slam, the College Basketball Invitational, the Kwik Trip Holiday Face-Off, the Barstool Sports Invitational as well as on-campus events at Duke, Kentucky, Nebraska and other institutions across the country. For more information on the Gazelle Group, please visit www.gazellegroup.com.
About Discount Tire
Discount Tire is a leading independent retailer of tires and wheels. Founded in 1960 by Bruce Halle, the company serves customers at more than 1,100 stores in 37 states. The company does business under the trade name Discount Tire in most of the U.S. and America’s Tire in parts of California. Discount Tire acquired Tire Rack, a direct-to-consumer tire retailer, and distributor, in 2021. Treadwell, Discount Tire’s proprietary online tire-buying guide, uses decades of data and individual driving habits to recommend the right tires for each driver’s unique needs. Discount Tire is a primary sponsor of the No. 2 Ford Mustang in the NASCAR Cup Series. For more information, visit www.discounttire.com.
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