The College Insider Tournament, the one that gives an automatic bid to the winner of the ... well, now defunct Great West conference -- congratulations Chicago State --- begins Tuesday with eight games, followed by another eight on Wednesday night.
The class of the field looks to come from the Missouri Valley conference in Evansville (be giddy, watch Colt Ryan) and Northern Iowa. But they are not the only top teams here. Weber State comes out of the Big Sky conference with a lot to prove after narrowly missing the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament against Montana. And teams better not sleep on Green Bay with cadre of talent both on the point (Keifer Sykes) and inside (Alec Brown).
Here is the complete schedule for the opening round of the CIT:
Tuesday, March 19:
Eastern Kentucky at Gardner Webb, 7 p.m.
Savannah State at East Carolina, 7 p.m.
Rider at Hartford, 7 p.m.
Oakland at Youngstown State, 7:05 p.m.
Boston University at Loyola, Md., 7:30 p.m.
Tennessee State at Evansville, 8 p.m.
Wednesday, March 20:
Fairfield at Kent State, 7 p.m. (Moved because of weather issues)
Elon at Canisius, 7 p.m.
North Dakota at Northern Iowa, 8 p.m. (Moved because of weather issues)
Green Bay at Bradley, 8 p.m.
South Alabama at Tulane, 8 p.m.
Chicago State at Illinois-Chicago, 8 p.m.
Oral Roberts at Texas-Arlington, 8:30 p.m.
High Point at UC-Irvine, 10 p.m.
Cal Poly at Weber State, 10 p.m.
Air Force at Hawaii, midnight
All times Eastern