Hoops: Beavs play Radford in CBI opener

THE BEAVS' BASKETBALL season isn't done yet. Oregon State (16-15) will host Radford (21-12) on Wednesday in Gill Coliseum in the opening round of the College Basketball Invitational. The game will not be televised.

It will be the Beavs' fourth appearance in the CBI, which is holding its seventh tournament. OSU won the CBI in 2009.

The CBI is a 16-team, single-elimination tournament until the final round, when it becomes a best-of-three.

Ticket sales will begin on Monday at noon for current season ticket holders who call 800-GO-BEAVS or stop by Gill Coliseum. At 6 p.m. on Monday all unsold inventory will be released for sales online at beavertickets.com and continue when the ticket office opens at 9 a.m. on Tuesday. Fans are encouraged to print their tickets at home due to the short turnaround.

Ticket prices are $30 for VIP seats, $25 for premium chairback, $20 for regular chairback, $15 for lower bench and $10 for upper bench.

The first 1,000 Oregon State students, with OSU student ID, will be admitted for free. After the first 1,000 tickets are issued, the OSU student ticket price will be $5.

The Beavers will be making their 24th postseason trip in school history with 16 NCAA Tournament, four NIT and four CBI appearances.

The CBI first round games will be played on Tuesday and Wednesday. The quarterfinal round will take place on Monday, March 24 with semifinal games being played on Wednesday, March 26. The Championship Series begins on Monday, March 31 and continues on Wednesday, April 2. Should a third game be necessary, it will be played on Friday, April 4.

Few of the games are scheduled to be televised. CBS Sports Network will serve as the television home for the CBI, airing two quarterfinal round games and the best-of-three Championship Series. CBS Sports Network is available across the country through local cable, video and telco providers and via satellite on DirecTV Channel 221 and Dish Network Channel 158.

For the CBI bracket,

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