The first round of The Basketball Classic tipped off on Tuesday night. The tournament, which replaced the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT), was originally scheduled to include 32 teams, but only 21 teams were present when the field was unveiled on March 13.
All first-round games will be played on campus sites and streamed on ESPN+. In lieu of a traditional bracket, matchups are set after each round. Future round hosts are determined at least in part by the first-round game attendance. The Wofford Terriers have received a first-round bye and will host an undetermined opponent in the second round on March 18. The tournament’s semifinals are scheduled for March 29, and the championship game will be played on March 31.
Here’s a look at the full schedule for the first round of The Basketball Classic. We’ll add odds for each of these games once they’re available from DraftKings Sportsbook.
2022 The Basketball Classic first-round matchups
USC Upstate 80, Appalachian State 74
Florida Gulf Coast 95, Detroit 79
Coastal Carolina 66, UMES 42
Merrimack (14-16) @ UMBC (18-14): Canceled
Youngstown State 70, Morgan State 65
South Alabama 70, Southeastern Louisiana 68
Southern Utah 83, Kent State 79
Eastern Washington 74, Fresno State 83
Western Illinois 54, UTEP 80
New Orleans 73, Portland 94