2021 NIT and CBI schedule and results

Like everything else in sports, men’s college basketball’s postseason tournaments were forced to take on a different look during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Returning after a one-year hiatus, National Invitational Tournament has been halved from its usual 32-team bracket to just 16 teams. The reduction meant all schools selected were from an at-large pool. No automatic berths were given to teams that won their regular-season conference titles and then lost in their respective conference tournaments. The entire single-elimination tournament will be played in the Dallas metropolitan area.

The College Basketball Invitational, typically a 16-team event played on college campuses, will have eight teams and be played during three consecutive days in Dayton Beach, Florida.


First round

Richmond 76, Toledo 66

At Comerica Center, Frisco, Texas

Western Kentucky 69, Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 67

North Carolina State 75, Davidson 61

At Comerica Center, Frisco, Texas

Boise State 85, SMU 84

Colorado State 75, Buffalo 73

At Comerica Center, Frisco, Texas

Louisiana Tech 70, Mississippi 61

Saturday, March 20

At UNT Coliseum, Denton, Texas

Memphis 71, Dayton 60

At Comerica Center, Frisco, Texas

Mississippi State 74, Saint Louis 68


At Comerica Center, Frisco, Texas

Thursday, March 25

Colorado State vs. North Carolina State, 7 p.m.

Boise State vs. Memphis, 9 p.m.

Mississippi State vs. Richmond, 6 p.m.

Western Kentucky vs. Louisiana Tech, 10 p.m.


Saturday, March 27

Colorado State-North Carolina State winner vs. Boise State–Memphis winner, noon or 3 p.m.

Mississippi State–Richmond winner vs. Western Kentucky-Louisiana Tech winner, noon or 3 p.m.


Sunday, March 28

Semifinal winners, noon

College Basketball Invitational


Monday, March 22

Stetson 53, Bowling Green 52

Coastal Carolina 93, Bryant 82

Pepperdine 80, Longwood 66

Bellarmine 77, Army 67


Tuesday, March 23

Pepperdine 82, Bellarmine 71

Coastal Carolina 77, Bryant 72


Wednesday, March 24

Pepperdine 84, Coastal Carolina 61

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: March Madness: NIT, CBI college basketball tournament results

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