Happening Hoops CBI Bracketology

By: Ethan Hennessy

March 13th 2021 Noon EST

The 2021 CBI will be held at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach Florida. The tournament I’m told will be between eight and twelve teams this year.

One day from Selection Sunday here is how the field looks

College Basketball Invitational (12 teams)

  • Southern Utah (20-4 Big Sky)
  • Jackson State (12-6 SWAC)
  • Coastal Carolina (16-7 Sun Belt)
  • Bellarmine (13-7 ASUN)
  • Army (12-9 Patriot)
  • Stetson (11-14 ASUN)
  • Longwood (12-16 Big South)
  • North Alabama (13-11 ASUN)
  • California State Bakersfield (15-11 Big West)
  • Eastern Kentucky (22-7 OVC)
  • Utah Valley (11-11 WAC)
  • Mercer (18-11 SoCon)

Next out of the field from closest to furthest (Top to bottom)

  • Montana State (12-9 Big Sky)
  • Texas State (18-7 Sun Belt)
  • Missouri State (17-7 Missouri Valley)
  • UAB (22-7 CUSA)
  • Jacksonville State (18-9 OVC)
  • Chattanooga (18-8 SoCon)
  • NC A&T (11-10 MEAC)

Reminder: Regular season conference champions are not guaranteed a spot in the 16 team National Invitational Tournament field this season.

My CBI and CIT prediction rate per year

2018: 75% (27/36)

2019: 93% (39/42)

*2020: Minimum of 88% It was later determined three days from selection Sunday (at the time of the cancelations) I had correctly predicted what would have been 37 of the 42 teams confirmed in the fields. I have reason to believe over those next three days I could have predicted even more of what would have been the eventual fields.

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