The College Basketball Invitational nears the end of its schedule tonight, as semifinal action in college basketball's other other tournament pits UCF vs. Creighton and Boise State vs. Oregon. Both games will be televised live on HDNet beginning at 7:00 CDT; UCF starts the night at Creighton, with Boise State and Oregon coming to you from Eugene at 9:00.
UCF and Creighton found vastly different ways to get out of the quarterfinals; UCF beat Rhode Island by a score of 66-54, while Creighton and Davidson combined to score 194 points in the Bluejays' 102-92 victory. Boise State and Oregon were involved in much closer affairs; the Broncos won a 75-69 victory over the MVC's own Evansville, while Oregon topped Duquesne 77-75 at home.
The winners of tonight's semifinal games will play in the CBI's unique best-of-three championship series, which will air on HDNet beginning March 28 and continuing, if necessary, through April 1. That could cut into HDNet's Andy Richter Controls the Universe rerun time, but I'll try to cope with my standard-def DVD box-set in the meantime.