As March Madness and the NCAA Tournament roll on, the other, smaller tournaments are also in progress. The Washington State Cougars continue to roll in the NIT and in the CBI, Oregon and Boise State are still alive. On Wednesday, the Ducks and Broncos will meet again, this time on the basketball court in the CBI semifinals.
Oregon finds itself in the CBI semifinals after a nine-point first round win over Weber State and a two-point win over Duquesne. Under first-year head coach Dana Altman, Oregon is gaining valuable postseason experience while keeping its season alive in the CBI. Now, the Ducks are one step away from the three-game CBI finals, set to take place over the final week of March.
Boise State has also been on a roll, knocking off Austin Peay in the first round and handling Evansville in the quarterfinals. But on Wednesday, it’s an Oregon and Boise State grudge match on the hardwood, with tip-off set for 7 p.m. on HDNet.
For more on the Oregon and Boise State, check out Addicted to Quack and One Bronco Nation Under God. Check out the latest news from the tournament in our 2011 CBI bracket StoryStream.