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.