The Great West Conference announced Tuesday that the winner of the league's postseason men's basketball tournament will receive an automatic bid to the CollegeInsider.com tournament.
The CollegeInsider.com tournament made its debut last season, with Old Dominion beating Bradley in the championship game.
The 16-team field for the 2010 CIT will be announced March 14 following the selection of the NCAA and NIT qualifiers. The single-elimination CIT will consists of five rounds, all being played at on-campus sites determined by seeding.
The first round is set for March 16. The title game will be televised by Fox College Sports on March 30.
The Great West tournament is scheduled for Utah Valley State, beginning March 10.
UND, South Dakota, Chicago State, Houston Baptist, New Jersey Tech, Texas-Pan American and Utah Valley will play in the inaugural Great West tournament.