2021 NIT and CBI schedule and results

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Like everything else in sports, men's college basketball's postseason tournaments were forced to take on a different look during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Returning after a one-year hiatus, National Invitational Tournament has been halved from its usual 32-team bracket to just 16 teams. The reduction meant all schools selected were from an at-large pool. No automatic berths were given to teams that won their regular-season conference titles and then lost in their respective conference tournaments. The entire single-elimination tournament will be played in the Dallas metropolitan area.

The College Basketball Invitational, typically a 16-team event played on college campuses, will have eight teams and be played during three consecutive days in Dayton Beach, Florida.

NIT

First round

Richmond 76, Toledo 66

At Comerica Center, Frisco, Texas

Western Kentucky 69, Saint Mary’s (Calif.) 67

North Carolina State 75, Davidson 61

At Comerica Center, Frisco, Texas

Boise State 85, SMU 84

Colorado State 75, Buffalo 73

At Comerica Center, Frisco, Texas

Louisiana Tech 70, Mississippi 61

Saturday, March 20

At UNT Coliseum, Denton, Texas

Memphis 71, Dayton 60

At Comerica Center, Frisco, Texas

Mississippi State 74, Saint Louis 68

Quarterfinals

At Comerica Center, Frisco, Texas

Thursday, March 25

Colorado State 65, North Carolina State 61

Memphis 59, Boise State 56

Mississippi State 68, Richmond 67

Louisiana Tech 72, Western Kentucky 65

Semifinals

Saturday, March 27

Memphis 90, Colorado State 67

Mississippi State 84, Louisiana Tech 62

Championship

Sunday, March 28

Memphis 77, Mississippi State 64

College Basketball Invitational

Quarterfinals

Monday, March 22

Stetson 53, Bowling Green 52

Coastal Carolina 93, Bryant 82

Pepperdine 80, Longwood 66

Bellarmine 77, Army 67

Semifinals

Tuesday, March 23

Pepperdine 82, Bellarmine 71

Coastal Carolina 77, Bryant 72

Championship

Wednesday, March 24

Pepperdine 84, Coastal Carolina 61

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: March Madness: NIT, CBI college basketball tournament results