2014 CollegeInsider.com Tournament Coverage

The MAC's run came to an end Wednesday night when Ohio fell to VMI 92-90 in the 2014 CIT quarterfinals.

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Ohio's Season Comes to an End in Loss to Keydets

Ohio hosted its third straight CIT game but fell to the Virginia Military Institute Keydets in a barn burner.


Ohio vs. VMI: 2014 CIT Quarterfinals Preview

With three players averaging more than 18 points a game and one of the fastest full-court offenses out there Ohio's going to have its hands full against the VMI Keydets tonight.


Ohio To Host VMI Wednesday In CIT Quarterfinals

The Ohio Bobcats advanced to the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Tournament Quarterfinals Saturday afternoon wih a 56-54 win over Wright state in round 2, Sunday evening the Bobcats found out their next opponent. Ohio will host the Virginia Military Institute (21-12) in the CIT Quarterfinals on Wednesday, March 26 at 7 p.m. in the Convocation Center.

VMI beat IPFW 106-95 Saturday afternoon. The Keydets feature the nation's highest-scoring offense, averaging 87.7 points per game, and also own the glass, pulling down an average of 42.2 boards per game. They run a break-neck full court offense that could pose problems for the slower more traditional 'Cats.

The winner of this game will move on to the 2014 CIT Semifinals.


The Eagles Season Ends In Manhattan

The Eagles first postseason journey in 16 years comes to a close in sloppy fashion.


Ohio Survives Sloppy Start to Beat Wright State

The "Cardiac 'Cats" struck again, surviving an awful offensive output and a painfully slow start to grind out a thrilling victory and advance to the 2014 CIT quarterfinals.


How To Watch EMU vs. Columbia, CIT 2nd Round

The EMU Eagles head to the Big Apple to take on some Ivy Leaguers today in the second round of the 2014 CIT. Here's how you can watch.


How To Watch Ohio vs. Wright State, 2nd Round CIT

Ohio opens the 2nd round of the 2014 CIT today with another in-state rivalry game. Here's how you can watch.


CIT CHANGE: Ohio To Host Wright State Now

After originally deciding that Ohio would host IPFW in the second round of the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Tournament, the people at the CIT decided to switch things up. On Thursday they announced they had altered the second round schedule slightly to appease travel issue.

The result? Ohio will face another inter-state foe, this time Wright State. The game vs the Raiders is still set for 2 p.m. Ohio's original opponent, IPFW, will face VMI on Saturday.

We'll have a full preview later.


EMU To Face Columbia In CIT Round 2

After downing Norfolk State in an exciting defensive battle (that almost no one bothered to watch) the EMU Eagles have advanced on to the second round of the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Tournament. This time out the Eagles are hitting the road (undoubtedly because of how miserable home attendance was) and will face Columbia University in Round 2. The game is scheduled for Saturday, March 22 at 7 p.m. inside Levien Gymnasium in New York City.

Because of the way the CIT is set up EMU will not know who it will face next (should it win) until Round 2 is completed.


Ohio To Play IPFW In CIT Round 2

After beating Cleveland State in the opening round of the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Tournament the Ohio Bobcats have advanced on to Round 2 and will host the Indian-Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons on Saturday, March 22 in Athens at 2 p.m.

IPFW knocked out Akron 97-91 Wednesday night cutting the MAC's representatives down to two. Eastern Michigan beat Norfolk State 54-51 Tuesday.


Mastadons Shoot The Lights Out Move On Over Zips

Zips shoot the ball well, but the Mastodons shot it even better in this offensive juggernaut.


Ohio Downs Cleveland State 64-62 In CIT 1st Round

Without one of their starters, and with subpar performances from a pair of All-MAC teams, Ohio relied upon a freshman to lead it to victory Wednesday.


The CIT Rap Just Killed Hip-Hop

I'm sitting here in press row of the first round CollegeInsider.com Tournament matchup between the Cleveland State Vikings and Ohio Bobcats in the Convocation Center in Athens, and I caught something blarring over the PA system.

"It's the C I T on C B S" a man raps over the rhythmical boom baps of a hip hop instrumental.

That's right, everyone's favorite 4th tier college basketball tournament has it's own rap song, and it goes hard.

It's called "To The Top" and it's by an artist named Rick Chyme, a guy with a Willie Nelson-beard.. You can listen to it here.

Hip-hop is dead.


Get to Know Cleveland State

Get to know the Cleveland State Vikings with help from MidMajorMadness' Benjamin Miraski.


How To Watch Akron vs. IPFW CIT Action

Akron takes on IPFW in the 1st round of the CIT tonight. Here's the details.


Akron Zips Look to Make Noise in CIT

Can Akron make a postseason splash in the CIT? The Zips take on the IPFW Mastadons Wednesday March 19th at 7:00 PM ET in their opening match-up.


How To Watch Ohio vs. Cleveland State

The Ohio Bobcats and Cleveland State Vikings square off tonight on the hardwood, here's how to watch.


Line Drills: Vikings Invade Athens

Science: Bobcats eat Vikings.


Line Drills: Zips & Mastodons in the CIT

Impress your friends by saying, "I've got action on the Zips and Mastodons."


EMU Fans, Students, Alumni: Where's Your Pride?

Fewer than 400 people showed up to Eastern Michigan's postseason tournament game. Glenn Bryant showed his frustrations via Twitter. Thanks for being my spark plug, because I've been holding back on this blog post for way too long. Time to let loose.


CIT: Eastern Michigan 58, Norfolk State 54

Though they blew numerous chances to put Norfolk State away early, Eastern Michigan was able to hold on for a narrow four point victory in the first round of the CIT.


373 People Went to EMU's CIT Game Tuesday Night

Today, for the first time in 16 years, the Eastern Michigan men's basketball team participated in a postseason tournament game beating Norfolk State 58-54 at home in the first round of the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Tournament. The win marked the Eagles first postseason victory in 18 years, and gave the team its 22nd victory, marking the best total since the 1995=1996 season.

So how many people were there to witness it? According to the official numbers, 373.

Less than 400 people showed up to witness a home postseason tournament game. Something that hasn't happened at the Convocation Center (for the men's team) since well before the average student was in middle school, let alone rooming the EMU campus.

The Eagles, which routinely rank among the bottom tier teams in the nation in attendance, averaged 901 fans per home game when factoring in tonight. 901 for a team that just won it's 22nd game. The Eagles are dead last in the MAC, and out of 350 plus Division I programs are probably in the bottom 20 in the nation. Well, EMU senior forward Glenn Bryant, who may have just played his last game every in the Convocation Center, has had enough.

Bryant took to Twitter after Tuesday night's win to share his frustrations with the lack of support from the fans:


Ohio Does Battle With the Cleveland State Vikings

Ohio extends its season into the CollegeInsider.com Tournament with a first round matchup with the Cleveland State Vikings.


CIT: Norfolk State vs. Eastern Michigan Preview

Norfolk State busted everyone's brackets two years ago in the NCAA Tournament. This year, the Eagles face them in the CIT.


EMU Set to Host Norfolk State Tomorrow

The EMU Eagles begin play in the 2014 CIT Tuesday night against Norfolk State. Here are the details.


Zips Tangle With IPFW Mastadons In CIT First Round

After a disappointing loss in the semifinals of the MAC Tournament, the Akron Zips get an invite to the CIT...but they'll have to start on the road.


The 2014 CIT Features Some Good Competition

The CIT may not be the NCAA Tournament, but it features a healthy roster of competitive mid-major squads this season


Eagles Host Norfolk State In CIT First Round

Eastern Michigan used their strong push through the MAC Tournament and parlayed it into a 2014 CIT bid. The Eagles will host a first round game against Norfolk State -- just their second-ever postseason game ever at home.


Ohio to Host Cleveland State In CIT Opening Round

The Ohio Bobcats will host an opening round game in the 2014 CIT on Wednesday, against in-state rival Cleveland State.

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