Following Tuesday's victory over North Dakota, we learned that the Air Force Falcons made it to at least the second round of the 2011 CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Under the tournament's setup, four teams bypass the second round and will play their next game in the quarterfinals. Three of those four teams have already been selected: East Tennessee State, Northern Iowa and Ohio. The winner of tonight's Iona-Valparaiso game will be the fourth team.
So far, Air Force is joined by Buffalo, Hawaii, Jacksonville and Santa Clara in the second round. The Falcons, the Colorado Buffaloes and the Northern Colorado Bears remain in any postseason tournament. The Colorado St. Rams lost in the first round of the NIT last night. The Buffs play tonight and the UNC Bears play San Diego St. on Thursday afternoon.
Here is Wednesday's CIT schedule of games (all time MT):
Tennessee Tech @ Western Michigan, 5:00 pm
Iona @ Valparaiso, 6:00 pm
Oral Roberts @ SMU, 6:00 pm
Idaho @ San Francisco, 8:00 pm
The rest of the schedule as follows:
Second round: March 19-20
Quarterfinals: March 20-21
Semifinals: March 25
Championship: March 30