The first half of the College Basketball Invitation's first round had some solid basketball before some weak crowds.
The tournament's four Tuesday games had margins of victory of one point, two points, three points and six points. However, they also had crowds ranging from a low of 1,169 at Ohio to a high of 4,252 at Nevada.
Here's a good summary of CBI games from last night and the rest of the tournament.
UW officials say they can break even tonight with a crowd of about 5,000 for the 6 p.m. game against Valparaiso. Something over 2,000 were sold yesterday, however, I'm not sure how much that indicates the final crowd since there was little incentive for advanced purchase for a game certain to have good seats available at the box office tonight.