ECU begins defense of CIT title

Mar. 17, 2014 @ 09:51 PM

The East Carolina men's basketball team opens play in the College Insider.com Tournament Tuesday at home against Wright State.

ECU defeated Weber State in last season's CIT championship game.

The Pirates (17-16) are making the program's sixth postseason apperance in its 50-year Division I history and third in the last four seasons.

Second-round CIT games will be played March 21-22, quarterfinal games March 25-27 with the semifinal games on April 1 and the championship game to follow on April 3.

CollegeInsider.com Tournament Glance
First Round
Monday, March 17

Holy Cross (19-13) at Brown (15-13), 7 p.m.
Tuesday
VMI (19-12) at Canisius (20-12), 7 p.m.
Wright State (20-14) at East Carolina (17-16), 7 p.m.
Norfolk State (19-14) at Eastern Michigan (21-14), 7 p.m
Chattanooga (18-14) at ETSU (18-15), 7 p.m.
Columbia (19-12) at Valparaiso (18-15), 7:05 p.m.
Alabama State (19-12) at Sam Houston State (23-10), 8 p.m.
Portland State (17-14) at San Diego (16-16), 10 p.m.
Wednesday
Quinnipiac (20-11) at Yale (15-13), 7 p.m.
Towson (23-10) at S.C. Upstate (19-14), 7 p.m.
Cleveland State (21-11) at Ohio (23-11), 7 p.m.
Akron (21-12) at IPFW (24-10), 7 p.m.
Murray State (18-11) at Missouri State (20-12), 8:05 p.m.
North Dakota (17-16) at Nebraska-Omaha (16-14), 8:07 p.m.
Texas A&M Corpus Christi (17-15) at Northern Colorado (18-13), 9 p.m.
Pacific (15-15) at Grand Canyon (15-14), 10 p.m.

College Basketball Invitational Glance
First Round
Tuesday

Stony Brook (23-10) at Siena (15-17), 7 p.m.
Wednesday, March 19
Hampton (18-12) at Penn State (15-17), 6:30 p.m.
South Dakota State (19-12) at Old Dominion (16-17), 7 p.m.
Wyoming (18-14) at Texas A&M (17-15), 8 p.m.
Princeton (20-8) at Tulane (17-16), 8 p.m.
Morehead State (20-13) at Illinois State (16-15), 8:05 p.m.
Fresno State (17-16) at UTEP (23-10), 9 p.m.
Radford (21-12) at Oregon State (16-15), 10 p.m.