Ocean State Networks (OSN, Cox channels 5 & 1005) will air the 2013 College Basketball Invitational (CBI) first round game between the Bryant University Bulldogs and the University of Richmond Spiders live at 7 pm on March 20. This matchup is being produced locally by Cox Sports; OSN regulars Eric Frede and Vin Parise will handle announcing duties for the game.
Cox Sports will be sending the live feed to WTVR in Richmond. Spider fans in Central Virginia can watch the game live on WTVR Digital Channel 6.3, details are available HERE.
Bryant and Richmond are among 16 teams selected for this year’s CBI. Others playing in the tournament include former champion Tulsa, the University of Texas, and Houston. The CBI is a single-elimination tournament until a best-of-three championship series between the two remaining teams. All games are played at campus sites.
OSN – which features live coverage of local NCAA basketball from Providence College, the University of Rhode Island, along with other Big East and Atlantic 10 games – is exclusively available to Cox video subscribers.
Bryant is coming off a tremendous season under head coach (and NEC Coach of the Year) Tim O’Shea. They will be playing in their first Division 1 post-season tournament after finishing with a record of 19-11 (12-6 in the Northeast Conference). Should they advance, the Bulldogs will face the winner of Tulsa vs. Wright State.
Bryant was led in scoring this season by sophomore guard Dyami Starks while the Spiders were led by senior guard Darien Brothers.