Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Re-Shuffling the Minor Tourneys

Richmond and Oregon State both won last night in the CBI, and remain on a collision course -- but thanks to the haphazard nature of small tourneys, that confrontation will be put off for one more round.

The CBI, which is 'broadcast' on the low-distribution HDNet, apparently reshuffled its brackets yesterday, to lighten the travel load for the four remaining schools.

Oregon State will play (at home) against Pac-10 rival Stanford for the fourth time this year. Richmond will host UTEP.

Both games are on Thursday night, with the finals to take place early next week in a best 2-of-3 format.

Meanwhile, in the NIT, a confrontation of two of the best guards in the country was won by St. Mary's over Davidson. Stephen Curry had 26; Patty Mills, 23, with 10 assists.

Next interesting NIT matchup: Notre Dame hosting Kentucky, in a game that neither coach wants to lose. At all.

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