Broncos to Host Vermont Tuesday In Sixth Annual CBI
PARKING: Bronco season ticket holders can park for free in the Leavey Center lot. All others can park for free in the main structure on campus.
Santa Clara, Calif. - The 16-team field for the 2013 College Basketball Invitational presented by Buick (CBI) presented by Buick is complete. Santa Clara (21-11, 9-6) will host Vermont (21-11, 11-5) in the first round at the Leavey Center on Tues., March 19 at 7 pm. The Western Illinois at Purdue winner will host the winner of the Vermont at Santa Clara game on Mon., March 25. It is the Broncos first post-season appearance since it won the 2011 CIT by winning its final three games on the road, including a thrilling 76-69 victory at Iona. This season Vermont finished tied for second with Boston University in the America East Conference with Stony Brook winning the regular season title.
Fans can call the ticket office at 408-554-4660 to order tickets. Click here to order tickets for Tuesday's CBI game with Vermont! Season Ticket Holders: As a thank you for all your dedication, this game is included in your season ticket holder package and will be free (one to one ratio). Non-season ticket holder ticket costs: $10 GA, $5 GA Senior/Child, $20 lower reserved/upper chair. Ruff Riders will be admitted for free and non-Ruff Rider student tickets will be $5.
"We are fortunate to be in a position to play in the post-season again this season," said Bronco head coach Kerry Keating. "As we learned with our previous experience, continuing play is both helpful and rewarding. We are excited to be able to have the opportunity to participate this season."
The CBI presented by Buick is a single-elimination tournament up until the "best-of-three" Championship Series, with all games played at campus sites. After the Opening Round games, the Quarterfinal Round will take place on Mon., March 25, followed by the Semifinal Round on Wed., March 27. Prior to the semifinals, the remaining teams will be re-bracketed. The Championship Series is a best-of-three in which one team will host two of the three games. Those games will be played on April 1, April 3, and April 5.
Santa Clara, led by two All-WCC players in Marc Trasolini and Kevin Foster, finished fourth in the West Coast Conference - a league that features 2013 NCAA tournament teams No. 1 seed Gonzaga and No. 11 seed Saint Mary's. Vermont made it to its league finals before the Catamounts fell 53-49 to Albany on their home floor in the finals of the America East Conference Tournament.
Live video and audio of the first round game will be broadcast on www.SantaClaraBroncos.com at a cost of $9.99. Anthony Passarelli is in his sixth season as the Broncos' play-by-play announcer and will have the call courtside. Additionally, SCU will offer FREE live stats courtesy of StatBroadcast.
Sixth Annual CBI Opening Round games March 19 and 20 (those games with an astrick will be broadcast on AXS TV)
George Mason at College of Charleston (7 pm ET) *
Vermont at Santa Clara
Lehigh at Wyoming (9 pm ET)*
Texas at Houston (9 pm ET)*
Tulsa at Wright State
Richmond at Bryant
Western Illinois at Purdue (7 pm ET) *
North Dakota State at Western Michigan
AXS TV is the official broadcast home for the CBI presented by Buick. AXS TV will broadcast up to11 of the tournament's games, including doubleheaders on March 19, March 20, March 25, and March 27, as well as each game of the Championship Series.
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About Gazelle Group
The CBI presented by Buick is produced by the Gazelle Group of Princeton, N.J. The Gazelle Group is a sports marketing firm, specializing in event production and management, client representation, and sponsorship consulting. Gazelle produces numerous nationally-recognized events, such as the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project, Legends Classic, Gotham Classic, and All-American Championship. For more information on the Gazelle Group, please visit gazellegroup.com.