DISCOUNT TIRE COLLEGE BASKETBALL INVITATIONAL ANNOUNCES 2023 FIELD
March 12, 2023
PRINCETON, N.J. – The 16-team field for the 2023 Discount Tire College Basketball Invitational is finalized.
The 2023 Discount Tire CBI tips off with four First Round games on Saturday, March 18 with the remaining four First Round games on Sunday, March 19. The Quarterfinal Round is on Monday, March 20, followed by the Semi-final Round on Tuesday, March 21. The Championship Game takes place on Wednesday, March 22. All games will be played at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla.
The entire 2023 Discount Tire CBI bracket can be accessed at this link: CBI BRACKET
ESPN2 and Flo Hoops will broadcast all of the games. Flo Sports will broadcast the first three days of the tournament and ESPN2 will air the Semi-finals and Championship game.
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
Follow @CBITourney on Twitter and Instagram for updates all tournament long and check out the CBI Website for scores, game stories and more CBI coverage.
Here is the schedule and corresponding seeds for First Round games (all times Eastern):
Game 1 – Saturday, March 18 (11:00am)
No. 1 Indiana State vs. No. 16 USC Upstate
Game 2 – Saturday, March 18 (1:00pm)
No. 4 Southern Utah vs. No. 13 North Alabama
Game 3 – Saturday, March 18 (3:30pm)
No. 2 San Jose State vs. No. 15 Southern Indiana
Game 4 – Saturday, March 18 (5:30pm)
No. 3 Charlotte vs. No. 14 Western Carolina
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
UNC Wilmington won the 2022 CBI Championship after defeating Middle Tennessee 96-90 in double overtime.
Tickets for the Discount Tire CBI are now available at TicketMaster.com. Tickets may also be purchased at the Ocean Center box office on CBI game days.
For more information, log onto www.CollegeBasketballInvitational.com.
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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