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Savannah State University, Tennessee State University and Chicago State University have accepted invitations to play in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament (CIT).  SSU and TSU received at-large bids while CSU received the only automatic bid to the tournament as Great West Conference Tournament Champion.CollegeInsider.com Tournament

Savannah State will travel to Greenville, North Carolina to play East Carolina on March 19 at 7:00pm. The contest will be played inside Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum.
 
It will be the first ever meeting between SSU and the Pirates.

Tennessee State will play in the CIT for the second time in as many seasons facing Evansville, Tuesday night at 8:00pm ET. The Tigers fell to the Mercer Bears last year in the tournament's opening round.

By capturing its first men's basketball championship as an NCAA Division I program, Chicago State's Great West Conference title earned them an automatic bid into the CIT.

The Cougars will face cross-town rival Illinois-Chicago Wednesday, March 20 at 8:00 pm.

The UIC-Chicago State rivalry dates back to the 1947-48 season, but Wednesday's game will mark the first time the two teams have gone head-to-head since 2005. The Cougars lead the all-time series, 34-28.

The CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament was established in 2009. The CIT was created because of the great number of programs that continued to receive no consideration for postseason play. In 1985 when the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams, there were 282 Division I programs. Combined with the NIT, 96 teams participated in postseason basketball. Today the number of Division I programs has grown to nearly 350 and yet the number of teams participating in the NCAA and NIT has increased by only 4.

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