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It's College Hoop Night in Philly

NIT, CBI give 4 Philly teams a postseason shot all around the same time Wednesday night



    It's College Hoop Night in Philly

    Philly is ground zero Wednesday night for the other college basketball tournaments as four of the City 6 host opening round games.

    Drexel was one of the biggest snubs of the NCAA Tournament as a dreadful Strength of Schedule likely cost the Dragons an at-large bid to the Dance.

    At least Drexel (27-6) is still getting a chance at postseason play as they open the third-seeded Dragons NIT host Central Florida at 7:15 p.m.

    At the same time No. 2 seed Saint Joe’s (20-13) host No. 7 seed Northern Iowa (19-13) across West Philly on Hawk Hill.

    Fifteen minutes earlier third-seed La Salle (21-12) hosts No. 6 Minnesota at Tom Gola Arena. 

    In the CBI Tournament -- considered a step below the NIT (yes, it’s possible) -- Penn (19-12) hosts Quinnipiac (18-13) at 7:30 at the Palestra.

    Also noting Delaware (18-13) opens CBI action at back-to-back NCAA Tournament runner-up Butler (20-14) and Princeton (20-11) already advanced with a 95-86 win over Evansville (16-16) Tuesday night.

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