While we count down the hours until Thursday (and to the play-in games to a lesser extent), we will have some other other tourney action to help pass the time. The College Invitational Tournament (CIT) actually starts today with four opening round matchups, the first of which tips at noon ET. While you were sleeping, I decided to take a look at all four CIT matchups because that seemed like the right thing to do.

As always with these lesser postseason tournaments, it’s all about judging motivation, handicapping coaching angles and determining who will even play. (Some seniors have said “no thanks” when it comes to playing in the CIT and CBI in the past).

  • Hugh Durham Classic: Central Michigan at Fort Wayne (12 p.m. ET)
  • Lou Henson Classic: Abilene Christian at Drake (2 p.m. ET)
  • Jim Phelan Classic: NC A&T at Liberty (8 p.m. ET)
  • Riley Wallace Classic: Hartford at San Diego  (10 p.m. ET)

(I will update this analysis with spreads once they become available. Also, I have no idea why all four games are randomly named after coaching legends).

Follow me on twitter @jorcubsdan for in-game analysis, injury updates, and second half predictions.

Central Michigan at Fort Wayne

12 p.m. ET

I have no idea how many people could possibly show up for a CIT game starting at noon on a Monday in Fort Wayne. Tickets are only $1 and Fort Wayne’s spring break is at least over so maybe a few kids decide to go.

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