Penn State accepts CBI bid, will host Hampton

Matthew O'Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Matthew O’Haren-USA TODAY Sports

Penn State has accepted an invitation to compete in the seventh annual College Basketball Invitational Tournament. The Nittany Lions (15-17, 6-12 B1G) will host Hampton (18-12, 13-3 MEAC) in the first round of the CBI on at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Bryce Jordan Center.

[ MORE: View the official CBI bracket (PDF) ]

The PSU-Hampton winner will advance to the CBI Quarterfinal Round to play the winner of the Stony Brook vs. Siena winner next Monday, March 24.

“We are looking forward to the opportunity to play in the CBI,” Patrick Chambers said. “The team is grateful for chance to continue practicing together and ultimately having a chance to compete for a championship.”

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