2022 Roman College Basketball Invitational

Roman College Basketball Invitational Announces 2022 Field

Roman College Basketball Invitational Announces 2022 Field

First Round games begin on Saturday, March 19 at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach.

Mar 14, 2022 by FloHoops Staff
Roman College Basketball Invitational Announces 2022 Field

The 16-team field for the 2022 Roman College Basketball Invitational is finalized.

The 2022 Roman CBI tips off with the first four First Round games on Saturday, March 19 with the remaining four First Round games on Sunday, March 20. The Quarterfinal Round is on Monday, March 21, followed by the Semifinal Round on Tuesday, March 22. The Championship Game takes place on Wednesday, March. 23. All games will be played at the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla.

The top four seeds for the 2022 CBI are Drake, Middle Tennessee, Ohio, and Stephen F. Austin.

First Round

Game 1 – Saturday, March 19 (12:00pm)

No. 1 Drake vs. No. 16 Purdue Fort Wayne

Game 2 – Saturday, March 19 (2:30pm)

No. 4 Stephen F. Austin vs. No. 13 UNC Asheville

Game 3 – Saturday, March 19 (5:00pm)

No. 2 Middle Tennessee vs. No. 15 California Baptist

Game 4 – Saturday, March 19 (7:30pm)

No. 3 Ohio vs. No. 14 Rice

Game 5 – Sunday, March 20 (12:00pm)

No. 8 VMI vs. No. 9 UNCW

Game 6 – Sunday, March 20 (2:30pm)

No. 5 Florida Atlantic vs. No. 12 Northern Colorado

Game 7 – Sunday, March 20 (5:00pm)

No. 7 UNCG vs. No. 10 Boston University

Game 8 – Sunday, March 20 (7:30pm)

No. 6 Abilene Christian vs. No. 11 Troy

(all times Eastern)

The entire 2022 Roman CBI bracket can be accessed at this link: CBI BRACKET

The 14th Roman College Basketball Invitational returns to the Ocean Center in Daytona Beach featuring a new format. Prior to 2021, the CBI consisted of a 16-team field with games played on campus sites. Once the tournament was down to two teams, a best-of-three series was played, moving between the two home campuses, to determine the champion. The 2020 CBI was canceled due to the pandemic but returned in 2021 with eight teams playing a single-elimination tournament in Daytona Beach, with was won by Pepperdine with an 84-61 decision over Coastal Carolina. This year, the CBI is back at the Ocean Center, the field returns to 16 teams, seeded 1-16 for the first time, and it will retain the single-elimination format introduced last year.

ESPN2 and Flo Hoops will be the broadcast home for the Roman CBI. Flo Sports will broadcast the first three days of the tournament and ESPN2 will air the Semifinals and Championship game.

Past CBI champions include Tulsa, Oregon State, VCU, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Santa Clara, Siena, Loyola Chicago, Nevada, Wyoming, North Texas, South Florida, and Pepperdine. Teams from nearly every conference have participated in the event. Thirty-one teams have used the CBI to springboard to the NCAA Tournament the following year, while another 20 have gone on to the NIT.