Radford Men’s Basketball Accepts Bid To 2023 College Basketball Invitational

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RADFORD, Va. – The 2022-23 season continues for Radford men’s basketball as the program has accepted a bid to play in the 2023 Discount Tire College Basketball Invitational (CBI).

The 15th installment of the tournament will be held March 18-22, 2023, at the Daytona Beach Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, Fla. Seeding and the Highlanders’ first-round opponent will be unveiled on Sunday, March 12.

This marks the third time in program history that Radford has participated in the CBI, joining the teams from the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. In 2014, the Highlanders defeated Oregon State, 95-92, on its home floor before falling at Old Dominion in the quarterfinals. The following year, Radford made quick work of Delaware State and then was knocked out of the tournament by Vermont.

Radford enters the tournament with a 19-14 record this year, including a 12-6 mark in Big South play that clinched the No. 3 seed in the Big South Championships. The Highlanders defeated Winthrop in the quarterfinals but fell on a last-second shot against Campbell in the semifinals.

Redshirt junior guard DaQuan Smith earned Second Team All-Big South honors while junior guard Bryan Antoine was given an Honorable Mention nod and freshman guard Kenyon Giles made the Big South All-Freshman team.

The Discount Tire CBI, which has been around since 2008, is a single-elimination, fully bracketed men’s basketball postseason tournament featuring 16 teams from across the country competing for a championship in Florida. The field will consist of teams not selected for the NCAA Tournament or NIT.

The opening and quarterfinal rounds will be broadcast on FloHoops (paid subscription required) with the semifinals and championship game slated to be broadcast on ESPN2. Any additional broadcast information will be made available after the seeding is released.

For more information on the 2023 Discount Tire College Basketball Invitational, please visit CollegeBasketballInvitational.com.