Campbell finished the regular season 16-15 overall and in fourth place in the Big South at 10-8. It was the Camels highest finish in the league in six years and its most league wins since 2012. The Camels are led by junior guard Chris Clemons. He averages 24.5 points per game, which ranks fourth in the nation.
The winner of the Miami/Campbell matchup will take on the winner of UTRGV (University of Texas Rio-Grande Valley) and New Orleans on Monday, March 19 at a site to be determined.
This is Miami’s 26th postseason appearance all-time and first since 2011. It is the third time the RedHawks have been selected to the CBI, they also went to the event in 2008 and 2011.
The CBI is a 16-team tournament. All first round games will take place on Wednesday, with the second round taking place on Monday, March 19. The final four will be reseeded geographically with the semifinals taking place Wednesday, March 21. The championship is a best-of-three series with game one on Monday, March 26, game two on Wednesday, March 28 and if necessary, game three on Saturday, March 30. All games will take place on campus sites.
Miami is 16-17 overall and finished seventh in the Mid-American Conference with an 8-10 record. The RedHawks made significant strides under first year head coach Jack Owens and several newcomers. Freshman guard Nike Sibande is Miami’s leading scorer at 14.7 points per game and was honored by the league as MAC Freshman of the Year. Junior guard Darrian Ringo averages 9.8 points per game. He ranks seventh in the nation with 229 total assists (6.9 per game) and fifth in the country with 89 total steals (2.70 per game).