CBI Tournament 2011 Bracket: Oregon Drops First Game Of CBI Finals

The Oregon Ducks are in the CBI Championship, set to take place over the next five days. Oregon will face Creighton in a best-of-three series, beginning on Monday at 5 p.m.

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CBI Tournament 2011 Bracket, Schedule: Oregon, Creighton Battle For CBI Championship

The 2011 CBI Championship begins on Monday as the Oregon Ducks and Creighton Bluejays face-off in a best of three game series. Unlike the NIT and NCAA Tournament, the CBI features a series for the championship, with the two finalists trading home courts. Creighton has the hosting duties on Monday, with Oregon hosting the second and, if necessary, third games on Wednesday and Friday.

Oregon made its way through the CBI bracket with wins over Weber State, Dusquesne and Boise State, all at Matt Court in Eugene. The Ducks breezed through the first round with a 68-59 win over Weber State before hanging on for a 77-75 win over Dusquesne in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, Oregon took down Boise State, 79-71, to advance to the championship series.

Creighton rolled through the CBI with wins over San Jose State, Davidson and UCF, taking each game by 10 points or more. In the first round, the Bluejays secured an 85-74 win over San Jose State, followed by a 102-92 win over Davidson to advance to the semifinals. Marcus Jordan and Central Florida proved to be no problem for the Bluejays in the semifinals as Creighton breezed to an 82-64 win to advance to the finals.

The CBI finals tip-off on Monday night at 5 p.m. as Oregon and Creighton hit the hardwood in Omaha on HDNet. For more on the game, head on over to SB Nation’s Oregon blog, Addicted to Quack. Check out the full CBI bracket and stay with our 2011 CBI StoryStream for the latest on the tournament.

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CBI Tournament 2011 Bracket, Scores: Boise State Defeats Austin Peay, 83-80

The Boise State Broncos are moving on in the CBI after an 83-80 win over Austin Peay on Tuesday night. Boise State's win is bitter-sweet as Austin Peay's rallying cry, "Let's go Peay!," fell silent for the year as the Governors' season ended in Boise. In a back-and-forth game, Boise State was able to hang on down the stretch to secure the three-point win after taking a one-point lead into halftime.

Statistically, Boise State and Austin Peay were about dead-even. The Governors held a slight edge in shooting percentage -- 52.6 percent to 47 percent -- but Boise State was better from three-point range, connecting on 7-20, a 35 percent clip. Turnovers were the name of the game, though, as Austin Peay turned the ball over 19 times to Boise State's seven.

The Broncos had four players in double-figures on the night, led by Daequon Montreal's 14 points. Jeff Elorriaga added 12 points, with La'Shard Anderson and Paul Noonan each chipping in 10. Boise State was slaughtered on the boards, losing the rebounding battle 42-20. But, again, it was all about the turnovers and the Broncos' defense was up to the task, forcing Austin Peay into plenty of mistakes.

Caleb Brown and Josh Terry shouldered the scoring load for Austin Peay, finishing with 24 and 23 points, respectively. Justin Blake was also in double-digits, adding 11 points. The Austin Peay bench, however, was near non-existent, with Melvin Baker's four points the only scoring from the Governor reserves.

The Broncos move on to face Evansville in the next round, to be played on March 21. For the full bracket, head on over to the CBI website. For more on the tournament, check out our 2011 CBI Tournament StoryStream.

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