2015 College Basketball Invitational
The 2015 College Basketball Invitational (CBI) was a single-elimination tournament of 16 NCAA Division I teams that did not participate in the NCAA Tournament or the NIT. The opening games and the quarterfinals were held in mid-March on the home courts of participating teams. After the quarterfinals, the bracket were reseeded. A best-of-three championship series between the two finalist teams was held, with Loyola-Chicago winning the title with a two-game sweep. One change from this year's CBI Tournament was the use of a 30-second shot clock (instead of a 35-second clock).
|2015 College Basketball Invitational Tournament|
|Finals site||Joseph J. Gentile Arena|
|Champions||Loyola-Chicago Ramblers (1st title)|
|Runner-up||Louisiana–Monroe Warhawks (1st title game)|
|Winning coach||Porter Moser (1st title)|
|MVP||Earl Peterson (Loyola-Chicago)|
The following teams were announced as participants Sunday, March 15 after the NCAA Selection Show.
|Team||Conference||Overall record||Conference record|
|Stony Brook||America East||23–11||12–4|
|UC Santa Barbara||Big West||19–13||11–5|
|March 17||8:00 pm||Rider at Loyola–Chicago||ESPN3||59–62||1,105|
|March 18||7:00 pm||Vermont at Hofstra||85–81||958|
|7:00 pm||Stony Brook at Mercer||ESPN3||70–72||2,432|
|8:00 pm||Radford at Delaware State||78–57||1,038|
|8:00 pm||Eastern Michigan at Louisiana–Monroe||67–71||3,003|
|8:00 pm||UC Santa Barbara at Oral Roberts||87–91||1,687|
|9:00 pm||Gardner–Webb at Colorado||P12 Digital||78–87||1,280|
|10:00 pm||Pepperdine at Seattle||WAC Digital||45–62||999|
|March 23||7:00 pm||Louisiana–Monroe at Mercer||ESPN3||71–69||2,677|
|7:00 pm||Radford at Vermont||NSN||71–78||2,252|
|8:00 pm||Oral Roberts at Loyola-Chicago||ESPN3||78–86||1,225|
|10:00 pm||Colorado at Seattle||WAC Digital||72–65||999|
|March 25||8:00 pm||Vermont at Louisiana–Monroe||65–71||3,368|
|8:00 pm||Seattle at Loyola-Chicago||ESPN3||48–63||1,265|
|March 30||8:00 pm||Louisiana–Monroe at Loyola-Chicago||CBSSN||58–65||2,215|
|April 1||8:00 pm||Loyola-Chicago at Louisiana–Monroe||CBSSN||63–62||4,460|
|All game times in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Winning team in bold.|
March 30, April 1
|UC Santa Barbara||87|
Home teams listed second.
In the Finals, Loyola-Chicago hosted game 1, Louisiana–Monroe hosted game 2.
- "2015 CBI Tournament" (PDF). Gazellegroup.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 4, 2015.
- Felts, Andrew (March 17, 2015). "Declining CBI Bid was the Right Decision for TCU". SB Nation. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
- CBS Sports CBI Scores