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The fourth tournament down the line, the one that ends with a three-game series to determine the champion, has released its field of 16.
The sixth CBI field has been released featuring a number of mid-majors who seasons got away from them. Some lost to injuries; some just couldn't keep up with the hot starts that they had. The best of the field by the numbers look to be North Dakota State and Santa Clara, but this field appears to be wide open, especially with Lehigh and Houston in the field.
Here is the complete CBI field and schedule, plus the bracket that will lead to the best-of-three game series for the title.
George Mason at Charleston, Tues., Mar. 19, 7 p.m.
Texas at Houston, Wed., Mar. 20, 9 p.m.
Western Illinois at Purdue, Wed., Mar. 20, 7 p.m.
Vermont at Santa Clara, Tues., Mar. 19, TBA
Tulsa at Wright State, Wed., Mar. 20, TBA
Richmond at Bryant, Wed., Mar. 20, TBA
Lehigh at Wyoming, Tues., Mar. 19, 9 p.m.
North Dakota State at Western Michigan, Wed., Mar. 20, TBA
QUARTERFINALS, Mar. 25
SEMIFINALS, Mar. 27
FINALS, April 1, 3, 5*
Games will be shown on Axs.tv. All times Eastern.