The Seattle University men’s basketball team, which accepted a bid to the College Basketball Invitational, is looking to build on last year’s surprising and successful run in the 16-team tournament.

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The Seattle University men’s basketball team, which accepted a bid to the College Basketball Invitational, is looking to build on last year’s surprising and successful run in the 16-team tournament.

The Redhawks (14-16) will host Idaho (21-12) Wednesday at 7 p.m. at newly renovated Connolly Center.

Seattle U won two home games at its on-campus gymnasium in 2015 while advancing to the CBI semifinals. The Redhawks lost 63-48 at Loyola Chicago, which won the tournament title.

SU enters Wednesday’s game after a disheartening 72-47 defeat to Cal State Bakersfield in Friday’s WAC semifinals in Las Vegas.

SU is 2-2 in its past four games and 6-4 in the previous 10 contests.

Accepting the postseason invitation gives Jack Crook at least one more game in front of the Redhawks fans. The 6-foot-11 center from Manchester, England, is the only senior who has played this season.

Idaho finished third in the 12-team Big Sky Conference at 12-6. The Vandals had a four-game winning streak snapped in the conference tournament semifinals with an 81-72 loss to Montana.

Sophomore guard Victor Sanders (16.2 points per game) and junior guard Perrion Callandret (13.9) lead Idaho in scoring.

Seattle U owns a 16-14 record against Idaho, including two wins in the 2013-14 season.

The Redhawks will make their 16th appearance in a postseason nonconference tournament, including 11 NCAA tournaments, two NITs, two CBIs and the 1951 National Catholic Tournament.