By Nick Veronica
Today’s confirmation comes on the heels on Thursday’s report that Canisius was expected to accept the bid so long as it was not asked to play in the NIT. While the NIT selection show isn’t until tomorrow (after the NCAA selection show), the number of teams automatically qualifying for the NIT gave Canisius enough reason to go ahead with the CIT.
Canisius also had interest from the CBI but that tournament is geared toward schools from major conferences and Canisius wished to stay playing against mid-major opponents.
The opponent for the game, falling in line with CIT protocol, will be a school from this part of the country. Should Canisius win the first game, it will go on the road for the second round and be matched up with a (relatively) nearby opponent. After the second round, teams will enter a bracket and proceed from there.Follow @nickveronica