South Florida wins the 2019 Roman CBI Finals Defeating DePaul 2-1 and DePaul’s Max Strus has Division 1’s Best Postseason Run in 30 Years

South Florida wins the 2019 Roman CBI Finals Defeating DePaul 2-1 and DePaul’s Max Strus has Division 1’s Best Postseason Run in 30 Years

By: Ethan Hennessy Chicago Illinois Going into Friday’s pivotal winner take all game three of the CBI finals at McGrath Phillips Arena both teams knew their season would be over at the conclusion of the game, however, one would be a champion, and one would not. When it was all said and done South Florida […]

A Depleted DePaul Roster Wins Game Two of the CBI Finals Against USF

A Depleted DePaul Roster Wins Game Two of the CBI Finals Against USF

By: Ethan Hennessy DePaul was already down to essentially a seven man rotation going into game two of the CBI finals with Devin Gage out with a concussion since the quarterfinal round (the four remaining bench players have played a total of 31 combined seconds in the entire tournament). The Blue Demons would suffer another […]

Blue Demons Beat Costal Carolina to Advance to the CBI Finals

Blue Demons Beat Costal Carolina to Advance to the CBI Finals

By: Ethan Hennessy DePaul topped the Chanticleers of Costal Carolina by a score of 92-87 inside McGrath Phillips Arena on Wednesday night. A big key to the game was their ability to control the glass. The Blue Demons used their size advantage out rebounding Costal 36 to 24. Femi Olujobi had eight rebounds while Strus […]

Strus Scores 38 to Push DePaul Past Longwood in CBI Second Round

Strus Scores 38 to Push DePaul Past Longwood in CBI Second Round

By: Ethan Hennessy Shabooty Phillips and the Longwood Lancers rolled into Chicago looking to spring one of the biggest upsets in the 2019 CBI by stealing a road win at Big East member DePaul. Head coach Griff Aldrich preached in the morning shootaround leaving everything out on the floor saying they did not want to […]

DePaul Overcomes Slow Start to Beat CMU 100-86 in CBI First Round

DePaul Overcomes Slow Start to Beat CMU 100-86 in CBI First Round

By: Ethan Hennessy On Wednesday night DePaul did something they had not done in a dozen years. That was take the basketball court for a postseason tournament game. DePaul at 15-15 going into the game accepted a bid to the CBI Tournament. They faced a tough first round test against a Central Michigan squad led […]

CIT/CBI Bracketology Number 10 March 17th 2019 (10:00 PM Central)

CIT/CBI Bracketology Number 10 March 17th 2019 (10:00 PM Central)

By: Ethan Hennessy Happy Selection Sunday! I am in my second season doing CIT/CBI bracketology for Happening Hoops. I do this because I genuinely enjoy following these tournaments, and believe they do not get a ton of coverage despite some good teams playing in them each year. In both 2017 and 2018 I was the […]

CIT/CBI Bracketology Number 8 March 12th 2019

CIT/CBI Bracketology Number 8 March 12th 2019

By: Ethan Hennessy We are in the middle of conference tournament season. A handful of NCAA tournament bids have already been decided. My Loyola Greyhounds as usual like they have done over the past half decade plus were one of the first 20 or so teams in the country to bow out of contention for […]

CIT/CBI Bracketology Number 7 March 4th 2019

CIT/CBI Bracketology Number 7 March 4th 2019

By: Ethan Hennessy March has arrived! Conference tournaments begin tonight (Monday March 3rd) with the Atlantic Sun. I am in my second season doing CIT/CBI bracketology for Happening Hoops. I do this because I genuinely enjoy following these tournaments, and believe they do not get a ton of coverage despite some good teams playing in […]

CIT/CBI Bracketology Number 6 February 27th 2019

CIT/CBI Bracketology Number 6 February 27th 2019

By: Ethan Hennessy It is late February people! The regular season is wrapping up, and conference tournaments start as early as five days from now with the ASUN. I am in my second season doing CIT/CBI bracketology for Happening Hoops. I do this because I genuinely enjoy following these tournaments, and believe they do not […]

CIT/CBI Bracketology Number 5 February 21 2019

CIT/CBI Bracketology Number 5 February 21 2019

By: Ethan Hennessy We have finally arrived at late February. Only a handful of games remain in the regular season, and conference tournaments are right around the corner. Prospective teams have started to get contacted by both tournaments. I myself have also done some contacting as I reached out to dozens of programs across the […]