CRAIG ROBINSON WAS succinct following the Beavs' 79-54 loss to UCLA -- great first 10 minutes,…
Beavs to Host First Round of CBI
The Beavers, who own three top 50 RPI wins this season, were picked to finish last in the Pac-10 Conference in the media poll. Oregon State enters postseason play with a record of 13-17 on the year after finishing Pac-10 Conference play in eighth-place with a 7-11 mark.
The postseason appearance will be the 21st in school history. The Beavers last earned a postseason bid with a berth in the National Invitation Tournament following the 2004-05 campaign.
The CBI will be played under a single-elimination format, up until the Championship Series which is best two of three.
Students will be admitted to the Beavs' first round game for free and can begin picking up tickets on Monday at 8:30 a.m. Tickets for the first round of the CBI will go on sale Monday, March 16 at 8:30 a.m. The price will be $25 for a chairback and $15 for a bench seat.
To order tickets, purchase in person at the Oregon State ticket office or by calling 1-800-GO-BEAVS. Fans can also order online at the official website of Oregon State athletics, www.osubeavers.com.
The full field for the second year of the CBI will be announced Sunday. Tulsa beat Bradley in the "best of three" championship for the inaugural title last year.
HDNet will televise as many as eleven of the tournament games, including all games of the "Best of Three" Championship Series. HDNet is scheduled to broadcast live two games each night at 5:00 PM and 7:00 PM ET on Tuesday and Wednesday.
"We are very excited to have the opportunity to continue our season and play a first round game in front of our home crowd," coach Craig Robinson said. "I'm very proud of the way the team has grown throughout the year and the selection is a great reward for our seniors who have worked so hard over the past few seasons. The chance to play in a postseason tournament will give our guys valuable experience as we continue to build the program."
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