Duke’s will participate in the finals of the “O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic” tonight. But what does the name actually mean?
The “O’Reilly Auto Parts” aspect of the name is quite clear, because what would a preseason tournament be without a conspicuous sponsorship? But the “CBE” actually means something, as Chronicle photographer Michael Naclerio and I found out while “exploring” Kansas City today (and by exploring we mean walking a square-block radius around the Sprint Center).
The CBE stands for the College Basketball Experience, an interactive museum located adjacent to the Sprint Center that includes the College Basketball Hall of Fame. As one enters the building a billboard warns: “This is not a museum. YOU WILL SWEAT.”