2022-23 CBI/Basketball Classic Bracketology #2 1-7-23

By: Ethan Hennessy

Conference play is upon us! Here is my latest look at how I see the CBI and Basketball Classic Fields looking going into the first Saturday in January.

Last year was a record year for accuracy and audience reached with the bracketology here on HappeningHoops.com. If you find this type of content interesting please like and share it with others so it can reach a broader audience. If you have information different programs please feel free to send me an email happeninghoops@gmail.com or DM me on twitter @ happeninghoops. My goal this year is to continue to put out the most accurate product I can.

College Basketball Invitational (16 teams Daytona Beach Florida)

  • Air Force (9-7 MW)
  • Army (9-7 Patriot)
  • Brant (10-5 America East)
  • California Baptist (9-7 WAC)
  • Duquesne (12-4 A10)
  • JMU (11-5 Sun Belt)
  • Loyola Marymount (12-5 WCC)
  • Ohio (8-6 MAC)
  • Princeton (11-4 Ivy)
  • Rice (11-4 CUSA)
  • San Jose State (11-5 MW)
  • Southern Indiana (8-8 OVC)
  • UIC (9-7 MVC)
  • UMBC (10-6 America East)
  • UNC Asheville (10-6 Big South)
  • Yale (10-5 Ivy)

The Basketball Classic (32 teams campus sites)

  • Charlotte (11-4 CUSA)
  • Denver (10-7 Summit)
  • Drexel (8-7 CAA)
  • FIU (7-7 CUSA)
  • Georgia State (8-7 Sun Belt)
  • Grambling State (8-6 SWAC)
  • Harvard (10-6 Ivy)
  • High Point (8-7 Big South)
  • Hofstra (9-7 CAA)
  • Kennesaw State (10-6 ASUN)
  • Maryland Eastern Shore (7-7 MEAC)
  • Montana State (9-7 Big Sky)
  • Murray State (9-6 MVC)
  • Niagara (9-5 MAAC)
  • Northwestern State (8-7 Southland)
  • Old Dominion (9-6 Sun Belt)
  • Pacific (9-9 WCC)
  • Queens (12-4 ASUN)
  • Quinnipiac (11-5 MAAC)
  • Saint Thomas (12-6 Summit)
  • Sacramento State (9-6 Big Sky)
  • SIUE (11-5 OVC)
  • Southern Miss (13-3 Sun Belt)
  • Southern Utah (10-6 WAC)
  • Toledo (10-5 MAC)
  • Troy (10-6 Sun Belt)
  • Utah Tech (9-7 WAC)
  • UTEP (8-6 CUSA)
  • UTRGV (8-7 WAC)
  • Western Carolina (9-7 SoCon)
  • Western Illinois (8-7 Summit)
  • Youngstown State (11-5 Horizon)

Yearly breakdown

2022: 97% (36/37) Perfect CBI

2021: 100% (8/8) Perfect CBI

*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.

2019: 93% (39/42)

2018: 75% (27/36)

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