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Nittany Lions accept CBI invite

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Penn State to host Hampton Wednesday

Penn State has accepted an invitation to compete in the seventh annual College Basketball Invitational Tournament.

The Nittany Lions (15-17, 6-12 B1G) will host Hampton (18-12, 13-3 MEAC) in the first round of the CBI on Wednesday, March 19 in the Bryce Jordan Center. The tipoff time will be announced Monday.

The PSU-Hampton winner will advance to the CBI Quarterfinal Round to play the winner of the Stony Brook vs. Siena winner next Monday, March 24.

"We are looking forward to the opportunity to play in the CBI," Patrick Chambers, Penn State head coach said. "The team is grateful for chance to continue practicing together and ultimately having a chance to compete for a championship."

The CBI consists of 16 teams. All games are hosted by participating schools. Schools must win three-consecutive games to advance to the CBI Championship Series, which is scheduled as a best-of-three series to decide the tournament champion.

Following the quarterfinals March 24, the semifinal round is scheduled for Wednesday, March 26 with The Championship Series slated to being Monday, March 31 and continue Wednesday, April 2. Should a third game be necessary, it will be played Friday, April 4.

Participating schools include Fresno State, Hampton, Illinois State, Morehead State, Old Dominion, Oregon State, Princeton, Radford, Siena, South Dakota State, Stony Brook, Texas A&M, Tulane, UTEP and Wyoming.

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