The Coronavirus is spreading and athletic commissions and offices are taking actions. The College Basketball Invitational has been canceled for its 2020 edition.
The CBI is considered a third option behind the NCAA Tournament and NIT in terms of the postseason tournaments for D1 programs. This is significant because Mid-Major programs, including HBCUs, make up most of the bracket.
This has included Howard in 2019, Hampton in 2017 & 2014, and Delaware State in 2015. With this, programs will be looking at the CIT as a postseason option if the NCAA Tournament or NIT is not in reach.