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CBI Tournament 2011: Creighton Tops UCF, Oregon Beats Boise State To Reach Finals

Creighton and Oregon will meet in the Championship Series of the College Basketball Invitation (CBI) after both teams won semifinal round match-ups Wednesday night. Creighton defeated UCF, 82-64, and Oregon outlasted Boise State, 79-71.

The CBI finals feature a best-of-three series, with each game being televised by HDNet. The schedule is as follows:

— Game 1 (March 28): Oregon at Creighton, 8 p.m. ET
— Game 2 March 30): Creighton at Oregon, 10 p.m., ET
— Game 3, if necessary (March 31): Creighton at Oregon, 10 p.m. ET

Here are recaps of Wednesday’s semifinal games:

Creighton 82, UCF 64: The Creighton Bluejays broke open their semifinal game against UCF with a tremendous first half, running out to a 44-23 lead and cruising to the victory. Gregory Echenique scored 19 points and Antoine Young had 16 points and 10 assists for Creighton (22-14).

Oregon 79, Boise State 71: Oregon’s hot shooting helped the Ducks reach the Championship Series. Oregon shot 26-of-52 from the field Wednesday, including 12-of-25 from 3-point range. Joevan Catron’s double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds led the way for Oregon (19-17), and E.J. Singler added 18 points.