January 27, 2023

PRINCETON, NJ – The 15th College Basketball Invitational will take place March 18-22, 2023 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach. The Semifinals and Championship game will be broadcast on ESPN2. The Opening and Quarterfinal Rounds will be broadcast on FloHoops.

The 2023 CBI will be a single-elimination, fully-bracketed men’s basketball postseason tournament featuring 16 teams from across the country competing for a championship in Florida. The field will consist of teams not selected for the NCAA Tournament.

“We are excited to return to Daytona Beach”, says Gazelle Group President Rick Giles.” It’s the perfect destination for a great Post-Season tournament with the hotel being on the beach and the arena right across the street.”

Last year, UNC Wilmington won the 2022 CBI in a 96-90 double OT thriller over Middle Tennessee in the championship game.

Here is how UNC Wilmington Head Coach Takayo Siddle described his CBI experience, “It was a well-organized event with excellent competition. Everyone associated with our program enjoyed the tournament and the amenities of Daytona Beach. It was a great reward to a memorable season for our program.”

“Whether you’re in the NCAA Tournament, the NIT, or the CBI, you still have the opportunity to play for a championship. We made the decision to treat the CBI as our NCAA Tournament that year. The experience definitely helped our program grow,” said Porter Moser, the former coach of 2015 CBI Champions — Loyola Chicago.

Tickets for the 2023 College Basketball Invitational will go on sale beginning January 27th at TicketMaster.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the Ocean Center box office on CBI game days.

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