Happening Hoops CBI/The Basketball Classic Bracketology #10

By: Ethan Hennessy

Welcome to Selection Sunday! If you are new here welcome. I predict the fields of the College Basketball Invitational and Basketball Classic Postseason Tournaments which are postseason college basketball tournaments for teams that do not get invited to the NCAA Tournament or National Invitation Tournament (NIT). This is my fifth season doing this. I have a career 87% accuracy rate (111/128) of correctly predicting the fields of these tournaments.

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)

2022: TBD

*Teams that captured the one seed in their conference tournament are not included in the CBI/Basketball Classic Bracketology because they receive their league’s automatic NIT bid in the event they do not win their conference tournament.

College Basketball Invitational (16 Teams Daytona Beach Florida March 19-23)

  • Missouri State (23-10 MVC)
  • UNC Asheville (16-14 Big South)
  • UNC Wilmington (23-9 CAA)
  • Middle Tennessee State (23-10 CUSA)
  • Rice (16-16 CUSA)
  • Florida Atlantic (19-14 CUSA)
  • Fort Wayne (21-11 Horizon)
  • Northern Colorado (20-15 Big Sky)
  • Troy (20-11 Sun Belt)
  • Drake (24-10 MVC)
  • Boston (21-12 Patriot)
  • VMI (16-15 SoCon)
  • UNC Greensboro (17-14 SoCon)
  • California Baptist (18-14 WAC)
  • Abilene Christian (22-9 WAC)
  • Stephen F Austin (22-9 WAC)

Basketball Classic (32 Teams Campus Sites)

East

  • UMBC (18-14 America East)
  • Howard (16-13 MEAC)
  • Wagner (21-6 NEC)
  • Cornell (15-11 Ivy)
  • Morgan State (13-14 MEAC)
  • LIU (16-14 NEC)
  • Drexel (15-14 CAA)

Midwest

  • Youngstown State (18-14 Horizon)
  • Detroit Mercy (14-15 Horizon)
  • Ohio (24-9 MAC)

South

  • Bellarmine (20-13 ASUN)
  • Wofford (19-13 SoCon)
  • USC Upstate (14-16 Big South)
  • Southeastern Louisiana (19-14 Southland)
  • Appalachian State (19-14 Sun Belt)
  • Coastal Carolina (16-13 Sun Belt)
  • South Alabama (19-11 Sun Belt)
  • NC Central (16-15 MEAC)
  • Florida Gulf Coast (21-11 ASUN)
  • Sam Houston State (19-14 WAC)
  • New Orleans (18-13 Southland)
  • Furman (22-12 SoCon)
  • Louisiana Tech (21-10 CUSA)

West

  • Southern Utah (20-11 Big Sky)
  • UTEP (19-13 CUSA)
  • Portland (18-14 WCC)
  • UC Riverside (16-12 Big West)
  • Stanford (16-16 Pac 12)
  • Washington (17-15 Pac 12)
  • Seattle (23-9 WAC)
  • Utah Valley (20-12 WAC)
  • Washington State (19-14 Pac 12)

I strive to predict these brackets as accurately as possible if you are associated with a program and have information about a team’s status regarding the CBI or The Basketball Classic feel free to DM me on Twitter @HappeningHoops or email me at HappeningHoops@gmail.com All tips are considered off the record.

1 Comment

  1. Bryce Chauvin says:

    Has bracket come out for The Basketball classic yet. Okay thanks if so email them

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