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American to host CIT game on Wednesday

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American’s basketball season isn’t done quite yet.

The Eagles, who lost in the Patriot League semifinals, will face Buffalo at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

It will be American’s first postseason game since the 2009 NCAA tournament and its first appearance in the CIT.

American went 20-11 while finishing third in the Patriot League. Buffalo finished second in the Mid-American Conference and went 18-10. The Bulls, who played in the CIT last year, also lost in their conference semifinals.

The 24-team CIT doesn’t have a conventional bracket. Instead, it attempts to regionally pair opponents after each round is complete.

The full schedule, courtesy of the CIT website:

TUESDAY MARCH 13
Robert Morris @ Indiana State 7:00
Tennessee State @ Mercer 7:00
Coastal Carolina @ Old Dominion 7:00
Tennessee Tech @ Georgia State 7:00
McNeese State @ Toledo 7:00
Utah Valley @ Weber State 9:00

WEDNESDAY MARCH 14
Manhattan @ Albany 7:00
Yale @ Fairfield 7:00
Bowling Green @ Oakland 7:00
Buffalo @ American 7:30
North Dakota @ Drake 8:00
Rice @ UL-Lafayette 8:00
UC Santa Barbara @ Idaho 9:00
Cal State Bakersfield @ Utah State 10:00
Cal State Fullerton @ Loyola Marymount 10:00

THURSDAY MARCH 15
Kent State @ USC Upstate 7:00

Patrick Stevens

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