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College Basketball Experience Classic

The College Basketball Experience Classic (formerly known as the Guardians Classic) is an annual season-opening college basketball tournament founded in 2001. The tournament is currently sponsored by O'Reilly Auto Parts and is held in mid-November. Sixteen invited teams, representing 16 different athletic conferences, are divided into groups of four. The initial two rounds are played at regional sites on back to back days and are hosted by a participating team. Each regional site winner then moves on to the championship round in Kansas City, Missouri, with the games played at Sprint Center. The championship round takes place one week after the initial round. In 2006, the event was renamed the College Basketball Experience Classic (CBE) after the college basketball fan interactive facility. The event is organized by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) and produced by the Gazelle Group.

Marquette has participated in the 2006 and 2010 College Basketball Classic Tournaments. In 2006, Marquette defeated Hall of Fame coaches Bobby Knight and Mike Krzyzewski in back-to-back nights to take home the 2010 crown.

Marquette Results

Game Date Opponent Location Results Television Notes
2006 CBE Classic Tournament
1 November 13, 2006 Idaho State Milwaukee, WI W 59-56 Overtime, #13 Marquette
2 November 14, 2006 Detroit Milwaukee, WI W 87-45 #13 Marquette
3 November 20, 2006 Texas Tech Kansas City, MO W 87-72 tv_espnu.jpg #13 Marquette
4 November 21, 2006 Duke Kansas City, MO W 73-62 #9 Duke, #13 Marquette
2010 CBE Classic Tournament
5 November 14, 2010 Bucknell Milwaukee, WI W 72-61 tv_twc3.jpg
6 November 17, 2010 UW-Green Bay Milwaukee, WI W 89-69 tv_twc3.jpg tv_espn_fc.jpg
7 November 22, 2010 Duke Kansas City, MO L 77-82 #1 Duke
8 November 23, 2010 Gonzaga Kansas City, MO L 63-66 tv_espnu.jpg #18 Gonzaga

Logos

2006 CBE Classic 2010 CBE Classic

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