2019 College Basketball Invitational
The 2019 College Basketball Invitational (CBI) was a single-elimination men's college basketball tournament consisting of 16 National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I teams that did not participate in the 2019 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament or the NIT. It was held from March 19 through April 5, 2019 in various arenas. This event marked the 12th year the tournament has been held.
|2019 College Basketball Invitational Tournament|
|Finals site||Yuengling Center|
|Champions||South Florida (1st title)|
|Runner-up||DePaul (1st title game)|
|Winning coach||Brian Gregory (1st title)|
|MVP||David Collins (South Florida)|
|Team||Conference||Overall record||Conference record|
|Cal State Northridge||Big West||13–20||7–9|
|Coastal Carolina||Sun Belt||15–16||9–9|
|Loyola Marymount||West Coast||20–11||8–8|
|Southern Miss||Conference USA||20–12||11–7|
|Stony Brook||America East||24–8||12–4|
|West Virginia||Big 12||14–20||4–14|
The following programs declined an invitation to play in the CBI.
The 2019 CBI had 16 teams organized into four regional brackets of four teams. The four teams that advanced to the semifinals were reseeded. The finals were a best-of-three series.
|March 19||9:00 pm||Cal State Northridge at Utah Valley||WAC DN||84–92||375|
|March 20||7:00 pm||Grand Canyon at West Virginia||Frontier||63–77||5,313|
|7:00 pm||Howard at Coastal Carolina||ESPN+||72–81||779|
|7:00 pm||Stony Brook at South Florida||Bullvision||79–82OT||1,705|
|7:00 pm||Southern Miss at Longwood||ESPN+||68–90||1,372|
|7:00 pm||UAB at Brown||ESPN+||78–83||683|
|8:00 pm||Central Michigan at DePaul||86–100||1,173|
|10:00 pm||Loyola Marymount at California Baptist||WAC DN||56–55||2,346|
|March 25||7:00 pm||Coastal Carolina at West Virginia||109–91||6,775|
|7:00 pm||Utah Valley at South Florida||Bullvision||57–66||1,679|
|8:00 pm||Longwood at DePaul||NBCSN Chicago+||89–97||1,040|
|10:00 pm||Brown at Loyola Marymount||TheW.tv||63–81||657|
|March 27||8:00 pm||Coastal Carolina at DePaul||87–92||939|
|March 28||7:00 pm||Loyola Marymount at South Florida||47–56||1,658|
|Championship series (Best of 3)|
|April 1||7:00 pm||DePaul at South Florida||ESPNU||61–63||2,375|
|April 3||8:00 pm||South Florida at DePaul||96–100OT||1,704|
|April 5||7:00 pm||South Florida at DePaul||77–65||1,876|
|*Game times in ET|
April 1, 3, 5
|Cal State Northridge||84|
* Denotes overtime period.
Home teams listed first.
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