Happening Hoops CBI/CIT Bracketology #4 2022

By: Ethan Hennessy

February is upon us! Most of the teams situating themselves in a good position to make a postseason appearance have amassed 13-15 wins already, but there is still a month left for teams to be improving their resumes. 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)

*Teams that are currently ranked first in their respective conference standings are not included in the CBI/CIT Bracketology because if the season were to end today they would receive their league’s automatic NIT bid in the event they do not win their conference tournament.

The CBI announced the entirety of their 16 team tournament will take place in Daytona Beach Florida at the Ocean Center from March 19th – 23rd. This was the site of last year’s College Basketball Invitational.

CBI (16 teams) Daytona Beach Florida

  • Grand Canyon (14-5 WAC)
  • San Diego (13-9 WCC)
  • Ole Miss (12-10 SEC)
  • Akron (13-6 MAC)
  • Monmouth (13-7 MAAC)
  • Middle Tennessee (14-6 CUSA)
  • Delaware (15-7 CAA)
  • James Madison (12-7 CAA)
  • Minnesota (11-8 Big Ten)
  • Montana (15-6 Big Sky)
  • Bellarmine (13-10 ASUN)
  • Jacksonville (13-7)
  • Air Force (10-10 MW)
  • Bryant (12-8 NEC)
  • Utah Valley (14-6 WAC)
  • Navy (14-8 Patriot)

CIT (26 teams usually… give or take) Campus Sites

East

  • Loyola MD (13-9 Patriot)
  • Army (13-10 Patriot)
  • Manhattan (11-7 MAAC)
  • Towson (16-6 CAA)
  • Fordham (10-10 A10)
  • Stony Brook (13-8 AE)
  • Boston (15-9 Patriot)

Midwest

  • Kansas City (13-9 Summit)
  • Northern Iowa (12-9 MVC)
  • Northern Kentucky (11-9 Horizon)

South

  • Arkansas State (14-5 Sun Belt)
  • South Alabama (15-6 Sun Belt)
  • Abilene Christian (15-7 WAC)
  • Samford (14-8 SoCon)
  • South Carolina State (11-11 MEAC)
  • Winthrop (13-8 Big South)
  • Sam Houston State (13-10 WC)
  • VMI (13-10 SoCon)

West

  • Santa Clara (14-8 WCC)
  • CSU Fullerton (12-6 Big West)
  • UC Riverside (11-7 Big West)
  • Southern Utah (13-6 Big Sky)
  • Montana State (16-5 Big Sky)
  • UTEP (13-8 CUSA)
  • California Baptist (12-9 WAC)
  • Dixie State (11-10 WAC)

If you have information about a team’s status regarding the CBI or CIT feel free to DM me on Twitter @HappeningHoops or email me at HappeningHoops@gmail.com

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