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Men's basketball teams from Hampton, Alabama State and Norfolk State have accepted invitations to play in the postseason.

Hampton  will play in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI), traveling to State College, Pa. on Wednesday at 7:00pm ET to take on Penn State.
 
The 16-team field was announced late Sunday night.basketball bounces
 
The Pirates (18-12) had a seven-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday with an 83-77 loss to Coppin State in the quarterfinals of the MEAC Tournament, but they recorded their second winning season in five years under head coach Edward Joyner Jr.
 
Overall, the Pirates have won 10 of their last 12 games.
 
Hampton has never faced Penn State (15-17).

Alabama State and Norfolk State will participate in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament (CIT).

ASU (19-12) was eliminated by eventual Southwestern Athletic Conference Champion Texas Southern in a 73-61 semi-final loss of the SWAC Tournament and will face Sam Houston State (23-10), Tuesday night at 8:00pm

ASU finished third in the SWAC standings in the regular season after being picked to place seventh in the preseason. The Hornets have won four of their last five.

The Hornets are 5-9 on the road and 2-2 in the state of Texas. Sam Houston State finished the season falling to Stephen F. Austin in the Southland Conference final Saturday. The Bearcats have won four of their last five as well.

Norfolk State men’s basketball team will continue its 2013-14 season when the Spartans play at Eastern Michigan at 7:00pm ET on Tuesday night.

The contest will take place at EMU’s Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Mich.

NSU owns a 19-14 record on the year after getting knocked out in the semifinal round of the MEAC tournament at the Norfolk Scope on Friday by eventual champion North Carolina Central. The Spartans finished in a tie for third in the MEAC standings at 11-5 while also finishing with the third-most overall wins in the program’s D-I era.

Eastern Michigan advanced to the Mid-American Conference semifinals, where the Eagles fell to No. 2 seed Toledo. EMU owns a 21-14 overall record on the year and finished third in the MAC West standings at 10-8. Karrington Ward is the only player in double figures for the Eagles at 12.2 points per game, although three other players score at least nine a game for a team that tallies 64 per contest.

NSU and EMU have never met on the hardwood.

It will mark the third straight postseason appearance for NSU and just the third in the Division I era after the Spartans went to the NCAA tournament in 2012 and played in the National Invitational Tournament (NIT) last year as the MEAC regular season champion.

The CIT began in 2009 and expanded to 32 teams in 2012.

 

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