Postseason Pick: Men's Basketball to Play at Appalachian State in CIT

Pictured: Oliver McNally and the Crimson will join postseason play for the first time since the 1945-46 season.

The Harvard men’s basketball team as accepted an invitation to the Tournament (CIT), marking the Crimson’s first postseason tournament appearance since the 1945-46 NCAA season. The Crimson will travel to Appalachian State for a Wednesday night game in Boone, N.C.

Harvard finished the regular season at 21-7 overall and 10-4 in the Ivy League, setting numerous program records including wins (21), non-conference wins (11), home wins (11) and road/neutral wins (10).  

Appalachian State finished 22-12 overall on the season and 13-5 and first place in the Southern Conference’s Northern division. The Mountaineers lost to Wofford, 56-51, in the championship game of their conference tournament

Both programs will be searching for their first postseason victory. Tickets are on sale at the ASU Athletic ticket office at 828-262-2079 and on

The CIT is in its second year of existence. Old Dominion won the inaugural tournament, defeating Bradley 68-62 last season. A total of 16 teams are scheduled to compete in the tournament with the first three rounds being conducted on campus sites. Following the first round games on March 16-18, the quarterfinals are set for March 22. The semifinals are March 24-25 and the final is on March 30. The format for all rounds is single-elimination and all games will be on campus sites. The championship of the tournament is scheduled to be played at the highest remaining seed.

2010 CIT Pairings:


Tuesday March 16
Fairfield (22-10) @ George Mason (17-14)

Western Carolina (22-11) @ Marshall (23-9)
South Dakota (22-9) @ Creighton (16-15)

Wednesday March 17
Harvard (21-7) @ Appalachian State (22-10)
Middle Tennessee State (19-13) @ Missouri State (20-12)
Portland (21-10) @ Northern Colorado (24-7)
Pacific (20-11) @ Loyola Marymount (18-14)

Thursday March 18
Southern Mississippi (20-13) @ Louisiana Tech (23-10)