ESPN's Bracket Busters Schedule Released

Monday, February 11, 2008

I think I'm at the point in the College Basketball Season where I can't even stand to watch any of the major conferences. It happens every year without failing. First it's the Big Ten (50-45 games are never fun), then the Big XII, then the Pac 10, and finally the ACC (I don't even think I start watching SEC teams until the tourney). That's why ESPN's Bracket Busters Weekend+ is coming at the perfect time.

Here's the schedule that they released today, and I'm ready for it to be February 22nd already....

Fri., 2/22

7 p.m. Davidson at Winthrop ESPN2

9 p.m. UC Santa Barbara at Utah State ESPNU

Sat., 2/23

11 a.m. Virginia Commonwealth at Akron ESPN2

1 p.m. George Mason at Ohio ESPN2

3 p.m. Creighton at Oral Roberts ESPN2

4:30 p.m. Nevada at Southern Illinois ESPNU

5 p.m. #15 Drake at #10 Butler ESPN2

6 p.m. Miami (Ohio) at Valparaiso ESPN Classic

6:30 p.m. Marist at Cleveland State ESPNU

9 p.m. Rider at Cal State Northridge ESPNU

9 p.m. UW Milwaukee at Bradley

10 p.m. Siena at Boise State

11:59 p.m. Kent State at #21 Saint Mary’s ESPN2

Sun., 2/24

6:30 p.m. Wright State at Illinois State ESPNU

The teams you should watch besides Drake and Butler are Siena and Ohio. I've seen Siena play twice this year and they're more exciting than half the teams in the Top 25, and Ohio put a whooping on the Terps (my team) back in December. Should be a great three days.

(Source ESPN PR)


Davidson/Winthrop will be a classic between two teams who easily could win their first round matchups in the tourney.

Cam Jones said...
Feb 11, 2008, 4:21:00 PM  

I agree with what you said about the major conferences. The only major conference worth watching all the way through is the Big East, those games are always nail-biters. IMO, the best conference in the nation.

Anonymous said...
Feb 11, 2008, 4:42:00 PM  

Yeah the Big East is by far the most exciting conference these days, but I can't stand their tourney format. They need to drop some teams.

Feb 11, 2008, 4:43:00 PM  

GO REDHAWKS!!! Beat Valpo!

GMoney said...
Feb 12, 2008, 8:57:00 AM  

Drake/Butler should be on ESPN in my opinion. And yes Davidson and Winthrop should be an excellent game to watch.

Nate Gonner said...
Feb 12, 2008, 10:12:00 AM  

I'm not that excited about Drake vs. Butler as one of your other posters. Drake has lost two of its last three games, including a home game on Wednesday to Bradley(!)

Still, one thing's for sure: the Bulldogs will definitely win.:)

Desmond said...
Feb 21, 2008, 12:59:00 PM  

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