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Central Michigan accepts bid to CIT

CMU entered the season as heavy favorites to win the MAC and will accept their invite to participate in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament for postseason play.

Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

Central Michigan won't be heading to the NIT like last year after they entered the MAC Tournament as a 2-seed dropping the championship game to Buffalo, but they will still be participating in postseason action. This year, after posting a 17-15 record, 10-8 against MAC foes, CMU has accepted an invite to play in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament.

The Chippewas, 13-3 at home, have announced that they will host their first round game on Wednesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. With conference tournaments still going on, no bracket has been finalized, let alone an opponent for CMU to be lined up yet. Ball State has accepted their CIT bid yesterday.

NYCBuckets.com's tracker includes two opening round CIT match-ups: Grand Canyon will host HBCU and Fordham will play at home against Boston University. No matchups have been set up for Army, Ball State Coastal Carolina, Furman, Mercer NJIT, or Tennessee State.

Returning just about everybody from last year's team, extending Keno Davis' contract through 2020 in early April, CMU was expected by most of the media to win the MAC this season. CMU entered the MAC tournament as a 4-seed to receive a first round bye, but would lose their first matchup against 12-seed Bowling Green after they opened up their tournament action with an upset on the road against 5-seed Kent State.