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CBI Championship 2022: How to watch, date, game time, live stream info, odds, and more

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2022 College Basketball Invitational final.

UAB Blazers guard Quan Jackson is fouled by Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders guard Eli Lawrence during the second half of the men s basketball semi-finals of the USA Conference Tournament at Ford Center at The Star. Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

The matchup for the championship game in the CBI Tournament is set: The UNC-Wilmington Seahawks will face the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders on Wednesday night. The Seahawks coasted past Northern Colorado in Tuesday’s semifinals, 80-64. The Blue Raiders trailed at halftime of their semifinal game versus Abilene Christian but outscored them by 23 in the second half en route to a 85-69 victory.

Here’s a look at the College Basketball Invitational Championship game. Odds come courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.

2022 CBI Championship: UNC-Wilmington vs. Middle Tennessee State

Date: Wednesday, March 23
Tip time: 5 p.m. ET
TV channel: ESPN2
Live stream: WatchESPN

CBI Final Odds

Point spread: MTSU -5
Total: 139

The pick: MTSU -5

Middle Tennessee State has shot better than 40 percent from 3-point range in a couple of its CBI Tournament games thus far, with at least 20 attempts in each. UNC-Wilmington is one of the worst teams in the nation at defending the three ball, allowing 36.2 percent shooting on average. That plus the Blue Raiders’ stronger defense — they rank among Division I’s top 60 in effective field-goal percentage allowed and 3-point defense — should enable them to triumph here.

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