Monday, March 17, 2014

Quinnipiac Draws "Neighbor" Yale In CIT Event

Here's another in the series looking at national post-season opportunities for MAAC teams.


The Bobcats, of the conference's newest members, will be in a national post-season event for the fourth time in the last five years.

Quinnipiac, 20-11 overall, have accepted a bid to the Tournament (CIT) and won't have to travel far for its first game, meeting cross-town rival Yale of the Ivy League on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the John J. Lee Amphitheater in New Haven, Conn.

"On behalf of our entire men's basketball program, I'd like to thank the people at for offering us a bid," said Quinnipiac head coach Tom Moore, in a statement released by the school. "We are thrilled to be participating ... it is a fitting reward for the hard work and commitment of our seniors ... Our first-round matchup at Yale should be a terrific game and great for college basketball fans in the greater New Haven area."

This is the second time Quinnipiac will be playing in the CIT (it also participated in 2011). The Bobcats have also been to the 2010 NIT and the 2012 CBI events.

The CIT features a 32-team field of non-BCS programs that are not participating in the NCAA or NIT. All of its games are played on campus sites. Future round opponents are determined after results of the previouw round.

Yale, 15-13 this season, features 6-foot-8 sophomore forward Justin Sears (17.1 points, 7.2 rebounds per game) and 6-4 junior guard Javier Duren (12.4 ppg.).

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