Chicago Invitational Challenge

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Chicago Invitational Challenge
Sport College Basketball
Founded 2007
No. of teams 8
Country  United States
Venue(s) Campus Sites (Regional Games)
Sears Centre Arena
Hoffman Estates, Illinois (Championship Rounds)
Most recent
champion(s)
Wisconsin Badgers
TV partner(s) regional networks
Sponsor(s) Basketball Tournaments, Inc.
Official website [1]

The Chicago Invitational Challenge was a Division I college basketball tournament that took place during Thanksgiving week. The first two rounds were played at campus sites, with the semi-final and finals played at the Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, the pre-season tournament was owned and operated by Basketball Tournament, Inc.

The Wisconsin Badgers won the 2011 Challenge with a 73-56 victory over Brigham Young in the championship game,[1] the last time the tournament was held was in 2011.

2011 Tournament[edit]

  Upper Bracket     Championship Game
                 
  1 Nevada 55  
  4 Brigham Young 76    
        Brigham Young 56
        Wisconsin 73
  2 Wisconsin 66    
  3 Bradley 44   3rd Place Game
 
  Nevada 64
    Bradley 59
  Lower Bracket     Final
                 
  1 Prairie View A&M 67  
  4 Longwood 70    
        Longwood 53
        Missouri-KC 93
  2 Missouri-KC 64    
  3 Wofford 58   7th Place Game
 
  Prairie View A&M 49
    Wofford 56
  • 1st and 2nd Rounds at Campus Sites

Bradley 68, UMKC 58
Brigham Young 92, Longwood 60
Brigham Young 90, Prairie View 51
Nevada 60, Prairie View 47
Nevada 80, Longwood 78
Wisconsin 69, Wofford 33
Wisconsin 77, UMKC 31
Wofford 70, Bradley 66
Note: Home team in bold.

2010 Tournament[edit]

  Upper Bracket     Championship Game
                 
  1 Southern Illinois 60  
  4 Purdue 79    
        Purdue 54
        Richmond 65
  2 Wright State 61    
  3 Richmond 71   3rd Place Game
 
  Southern Illinois 56
    Wright State 50
  Lower Bracket     Final
                 
  1 Southern 53  
  4 Oakland 105    
        Oakland 78
        Austin Peay 70 OT
  2 Charleston Southern 64    
  3 Austin Peay 70   7th Place Game
 
  Southern 54
    Charleston Southern 89
  • 1st and 2nd Rounds at Campus Sites

Purdue 82, Oakland 67
Purdue 87, Austin Peay 65
Richmond 82, Charleston Southern 71
Richmond 81, Southern 40
Southern Illinois 72, Austin Peay 65
Southern Illinois 85, Charleston Southern 67
Wright State 66, Southern 43
Wright State 82, Oakland 79
Note: Home team in bold.

2009 Tournament[edit]

  Upper Bracket     Championship Game
                 
  1 St. Louis 54  
  4 Iowa State 65    
        Iowa State 65
        Northwestern 67
  2 Northwestern 72    
  3 Notre Dame 71   3rd Place Game
 
  St. Louis 52
    Notre Dame 64
  Lower Bracket     Final
                 
  1 Kennesaw State 67  
  4 Tennessee State 73    
        Tennessee State 60
        Liberty 63
  2 Mississippi Valley 53    
  3 Liberty 72   7th Place Game
 
  Kennesaw State 85
    Mississippi Valley 68
  • 1st and 2nd Rounds at Campus Sites

Iowa State 96, Mississippi Valley State 55
Iowa State 84, Tennessee State 53
Northwestern 69, Tennessee State 62
Northwestern 69, Liberty 53
Notre Dame 91, Liberty 72
Notre Dame 80, Kennesaw State 62
St. Louis 76, Kennesaw State 66
St. Louis 75, Mississippi Valley State 39
Note: Home team in bold.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wisconsin wins Chicago Invitational". cbssports. Retrieved 3 August 2012. 

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