The Washington Huskies will open the tournament vs. Valparaiso at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Hec Edmundson Pavilion. Here's our story from today's paper, which was mostly written before the CBI bracket was released.
The Crusaders went 21-13 this season, and 9-9 in the Horizon League. They feature balanced scoring, with five players averaging between 12.9 and 9.8 points. The high-scorer is 6-foot-7 forward Shawn Huff, while 6-0 guard Jarryd Loyd was recently named to the Horizon League all-tournament team.
Here is a link to the Valparaiso men's basketball Web site.
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The UW-Valpo winner will advance to meet the Houston-at-Nevada winner. That game would be March 24, and if I'm reading the bracket correctly, it would again be at Hec Ed, assuming the Huskies advance.
Other CBI first-round games: Richmond at Virginia, Rider at Old Dominion, Utah at UTEP, Miami of Ohio at Tulsa, Cincinnati at Bradley and Brown at Ohio.