Happening Hoops CBI/CIT Bracketology #2 2022

By: Ethan Hennessy

It’s mid-January and with conference play well underway let’s take a look at how I see the landscape of the CBI and CIT fields currently. If you are new here I predict the fields of the College Basketball Invitational and CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournaments. This is my fifth season doing this. I have a career 87% accuracy rate (111/128).

Yearly breakdown

2018: 75% (27/36)

2019: 93% (39/42)

*2020: 88% minimum *It was later determined three days from Selection Sunday (at the time of the cancelations) I had already correctly predicted 37 of the would-be 42 teams confirmed in the fields.

2021: 100% (8/8)

CBI (16 teams)

Saint Joe’s Region (East)

  • Saint Joe’s (7-6 A10)
  • Illinois State (8-6 MVC)
  • Harvard (8-5 Ivy)
  • Loyola MD (9-6 Patriot)

Liberty Region (Midwest)

  • Liberty (11-6 ASUN)
  • Coastal Carolina (9-6 Sun Belt)
  • Morehead State (10-5 OVC)
  • Samford (11-4 SoCon)

East Carolina Region (South)

  • East Carolina (10-4 American)
  • Fordham (8-5 A10)
  • Longwood (8-5 Big South)
  • Howard (6-6 MEAC)

Vanderbilt Region (West)

  • Vanderbilt (9-6 SEC)
  • San Jose State (7-6 MW)
  • Utah Valley (11-4 WAC)
  • UC San Diego (7-6 Big West)

CIT (26 teams)

East

  • Merrimack (8-8 NEC)
  • Boston (11-6 Patriot)
  • Towson (11-5 CAA)
  • UMass Lowell (9-6 America East)
  • Army (9-7 Patriot)

Midwest

  • Indiana State (8-7 MVC)
  • SIU (9-5 MVC)
  • Kansas City (8-6 Summit)
  • St. Thomas (8-8 Summit)
  • Western Illinois (10-6 Summit)
  • Wright State (8-7 Horizon)
  • Youngstown State (9-7 Horizon)

South

  • ETSU (10-7 SoCon)
  • Nichols State (10-7 SoCon)
  • Georgia Southern (8-6 Sun Belt)
  • Louisiana Monroe (9-7 Sun Belt)
  • Stephen F Austin (10-5 WAC)
  • College of Charleston (9-5 CAA)
  • Bellarmine (8-8 ASUN)
  • North Alabama (8-8 ASUN)
  • Winthrop (8-6 Big South)

West

  • Air Force (8-5 MW)
  • Portland (9-6 WCC)
  • California Baptist (10-4 WAC)
  • UC Davis (7-4 Big West)
  • UC Riverside (7-5 Big West)

If you have off the record news you wish to tell me regarding a team and one of these tournaments I can be reached by DM on Twitter @HappeningHoops or by email at HappeningHoops@gmail.com

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