NORFOLK, VA— The Old Dominion University Monarchs (16-17) will host a CBI (College Basketball Invitational) opening round game Wednesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. in the Ted Constant Convocation Center against South Dakota State of the Summit League. ODU students will be admitted free with their ID. All tickets will be general admission for $10.00.
ODU will play the Jackrabbits of South Dakota State 19-12/10-4. South Dakota State is led by 6-8 Senior, forward Jordan Dykstra (16.0 ppg./ 7.7 rpg.,); 6-5, Senior, guard Brayden Carlson( 15.1 ppg); 6-9, Junior forward Larson Cody (13.1 ppg/ 6.9 rpg.). The Jackrabbits averaged 72.6 points per game and tied for second in the Summit League.
The Monarchs finished sixth in Conference USA and after a first round bye advanced to the tournament’s quarterfinals with a win over Marshall. This will be ODU’s second appearance in the CBI. The Monarchs played in the 2007-08 tournament, beating Rider, 68-65 in overtime at the Constant Center, then losing at Virginia, 80-76 in the quarterfinals.
The winner of the ODU-South Dakota State game will play the winner of the Oregon State-Radford game on Marsh 24th. Also in the tournament are Wyoming-Texas A&M; Morehead State-Illinois State; Fresno State-UTEP; Princeton-Tulane; Hampton-Penn State; Stony Brook-Siena.
The semi-finals will be March 26th with the Championship series (best of out of three) will begin March 31st.