The CIT kicks back into action today with a slate of six Second Round games. Today’s schedule is as follows:
Eastern Kentucky (25-9) @ Evansville (19-14) 1:30 pm
Rider (19-14) @ East Carolina (19-12) 5:00 pm
Canisius (19-13) @ Youngstown State (18-15) 7:05 pm
Tulane (20-14) @ Bradley (17-16) 8:00 pm
Illinois-Chicago (18-15) @ Northern Iowa (19-14) 8:00
Air Force (18-13) @ Weber State (27-6) 9:00 pm
All times are Eastern and all games are streamed live at watchcollegeinsider.com.
Our featured CIT game today is the first game on the slate, Eastern Kentucky at Evansville. Eastern Kentucky was the surprise story in the Ohio Valley Conference this season, putting together a 12-4 conference record that gave them the second best record in the conference (though the tournament #3 seed due to the conference’s divisional format). They even picked up a win at Murray State during regular season play. However, the semifinals of the conference tournament saw them rematched with Murray and falling, 83-71. The Colonels did bounce back in their first round CIT game, scoring a 69-62 road win over Gardner-Webb, and currently sit at 25-9 overall.
Eastern Kentucky’s opponent today is the Purple Aces of Evansville. Evansville, following their first round win over Tennessee State, sits at 19-14 on the season. They finished 10-8 in the Missouri Valley Conference but fell 51-50 in the quarterfinals of the MVC tournament to Indiana State. They will be attempting to secure their second straight win over an Ohio Valley team this afternoon, a win which would advance the Aces to the quarterfinal round of the CIT.