CBI Bracketology Selection Sunday

By: Ethan Hennessy

Wow! Another year in the books! A big thank you to everybody that has read and followed the bracketology. This year my final result was fifteen correct teams predicted out of sixteen. The one miss was Tarleton State (I had Middle Tennessee in instead). This year was probably the most challenging in terms of not having very many sources willing to talk, so I was having to do the majority of the heavy lifting. I got an assist from a source at the very end allowing me to swap in USC Upstate (who was completely off my radar) one minute before the bracket release. It felt like I worked my tail off trying to figure out the teams this year, so I am pleased with fifteen! My overall six year record is 162 correct teams out of 181 for a 90% accuracy rate.

We have made it to Selection Sunday! Be sure to check this post throughout the day as it will be updated throughout Selection Sunday to reflect the most accurate up to the minute prediction. Thank you everyone for following another season of my bracketology I am truly humbled by the amount of people who enjoy and find the bracketology helpful.

10:26 P.M. EST

College Basketball Invitational (16 Teams Daytona Beach Florida)

  • Duquesne (20-12 A-10)
  • Cleveland State (21-13 Horizon)
  • Charlotte (18-14 CUSA)
  • Eastern Kentucky (20-13 ASUN)
  • Indiana State (22-12 MVC)
  • Middle Tennessee State (19-14 CUSA)
  • Milwaukee (21-11 Horizon)
  • North Alabama (18-14 ASUN)
  • Radford (19-14 Big South)
  • Rice (18-15 CUSA)
  • San Jose State (20-13 MW)
  • Southern Indiana (16-16 OVC)
  • Southern Utah (22-12 WAC)
  • Stetson (17-13 ASUN)
  • USC Upstate (16-15 Big South)
  • Western Carolina (18-15 SoCon)

Yearly Breakdown

2023 94% (15/16)

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)

If you have any information regarding a team and the CBI you can email me anonymously at happeninghoops@gmail.com or direct message me on twitter @HappeningHoops


  1. Tom James says:

    Ethan – CBI Bracketology is 🔥.
    Especially since I’m TV PxP for the tournament mext wknd! 😃 My trust us in you!

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  2. Ryan Cronin says:

    You had Charlotte in yesterday but not today but other sources have them in? Did they back out?


  3. Peter Hopkins says:

    Do you know whether there was any consideration given to inviting Merrimack? I feel like what they did in winning the NEC regular-season and tournament titles deserves to be rewarded. As a long suffering St. Francis Brooklyn fan, I’m aware of how weak the NEC is, but I still think Merrimack is more deserving of a CBI bid than Southern Indiana. No offense intended to a team that had a great first D-I season.


  4. Peter Hopkins says:

    Merrimack not being in this field is why we need TBC.


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