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CBA Makes One Playoff Date Change

March 14, 2006 - Continental Basketball Association 1 (CBA 1) News Release

Boise, ID (March 14, 2006) - The Continental Basketball Association has announced a date change for one game in the first round of the league playoffs, which begin tonight when Yakama hosts Rockford (7:10 p.m. PCT).

The home contest for the Idaho Stampede versus the Gary Steelheads, originally scheduled for Monday, March 20, has been changed. The Stampede-Steelheads matchup will now take place in Qwest Arena in downtown Boise on Tuesday, March 21.

Below is a list of the entire CBA first-round schedule. The dates for the CBA Finals, a best-of-three series, will be announced by the league office on Wednesday, March 15.

2006 CBA Playoff Seedings

Eastern Conference Western Conference

1A) Gary (29-19, 197.0 QP) - 4.10 avg. 1B) Yakama (31-17, 195.5 QP) - 4.07 avg.

2B) Rockford (30-18, 192.0 QP) - 3.96 2A) Sioux Falls (30-18, 194.0 QP) - 4.04 avg.

3B) Albany (20-28, 149.0 QP) - 3.10 avg. 3A) Idaho (25-23, 176.5 QP) - 3.68 avg.

Gary (1A) will host Yakama and Sioux Falls, travel to Idaho

Yakama (1B) will host Rockford and Albany, travel to Gary

Sioux Falls (2A) will host Rockford and Albany, travel Gary

Rockford (2B) will host Idaho, travel to Yakama and Sioux Falls

Idaho (3A) will host Gary, travel to Rockford and Albany

Albany (3B) will host Idaho, travel to Yakama and Sioux Falls

2006 CBA Playoff Schedule

Tuesday, March 14

Rockford (2B) at Yakama (1B), 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday, March 15

Albany (3B) at Sioux Falls (2A), 7:05 p.m.

Thursday, March 16

Idaho (3A) at Rockford (2B), 7:05 p.m.

Yakama (1B) at Gary (1A), 7:05 p.m.

Friday, March 17

No games

Saturday, March 18

Idaho (3A) at Albany (3B), , 7:35 p.m.

Sioux Falls at Gary, 7:05 p.m.

Sunday, March 19

No games

Monday, March 20

Rockford (2B) at Sioux Falls (2A), 7:05 p.m.

Tuesday, March 21

Gary (1A) at Idaho (3A), 7:10 p.m.

Albany (3B) at Yakama (1B), 7:05 p.m.

2006 CBA Playoff Format

This season's CBA Playoffs will include the top three teams from both the Eastern and Western Conferences (six total teams). The three highest quarter-point averages in their respective conferences will qualify for the playoffs. The six teams will play three contests each in the first round in a round-robin format versus the three playoff qualifiers from the opposite conference. The three teams from each conference will be seeded one through three based upon their quarter-point averages during the regular season. The two top teams in each conference, along with the second-place team with the better quarter-point finish, will play two home games and one road game. The two third-place teams in each conference and the second-place team with the lower quarter-point finish will play two road games and one home game.

For the first time since the CBA began using quarter points to determine regular-season standings in the 1981-82 season, the league will be using quarter points to decide which teams advance from the first round of the playoffs. The two teams that accumulate the most total quarter points in their respective three first-round games will advance to play in the CBA Finals. Potential ties will be broken first by head-to-head playoff play. If two or more teams are tied, or if two teams that did not play each other in the playoffs are tied, then the team that is the higher seed will advance.

The finals will be a two-out-of-three game series using a (1-2) home-court format, with the lower seed hosting game one and the higher seed hosting games two and three (if necessary). Quarter points will not be used in the CBA Finals.

CBA Quarter Point System

The quarter point system is unique to the CBA. Regular season conference standings are determined by points won, with a team receiving three points for winning a game and one point for winning a quarter (four quarters in each game). If a quarter is tied, teams split the point. No points are awarded for overtime. Therefore, there are seven possible points to win in each game.

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