BracketBusters TV schedule and listing of every game

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source: AP

One ESPN announced the TV portion of its BracketBuster event for Feb. 17 and 18, a few things immediately became apparent:

  • Fans got at least two killer matchups in St. Mary’s-Murray State and Long Beach State-Creighton. They should be great games and they also provide each team with a chance to help their at-large NCAA tournament résumé. (A loss won’t sink them, either.)
  • Why out Valpo-Loyola-Marymount on Friday? Couldn’t one of the two killer matchups have been slotted there?
  • The rest of the lineups are hit-and-miss. Wichita State either adds a mostly meaningless W or its profile takes a hit with a loss at Davidson (not sure ESPN had any other options, though). ODU-Missouri State and UNI-VCU are decent matchups, but lack a little sizzle.
  • Travel’s gonna be a bear (as always). Nevada heads across the country to face Iona. St. Mary’s does almost the same thing. Valpo and Wichita State aren’t in much better shape.

Anyway, here’s the rest of the TV schedule. Rob’s doing a complete breakdown later.

Friday, Feb. 17 (all times ET)
Northern Iowa at VCU, 7 p.m. (ESPN2)
Valparaiso at Loyola Marymount, 9 p.m. (ESPNU)

Saturday, Feb. 18
Drexel at Cleveland State, 11 a.m. (ESPNU)
Wichita State at Davidson, noon (ESPN or ESPN2)
Buffalo at South Dakota State, 1 p.m. (ESPNU)
Akron at Oral Roberts, 2 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)
Drake at New Mexico State, 3 p.m. (ESPNU)
Nevada at Iona, 4 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)
Old Dominion at Missouri State, 5 p.m. (ESPNU)
St. Mary’s at Murray State, 6 p.m. (ESPN or ESPN2)
UNC Asheville at Ohio, 7 p.m. (ESPN3)
UT-Arlington at Weber State, 8 p.m. (ESPN3)
Long Beach State at Creighton, 10 p.m. (ESPN2)

The non-TV games (courtesy of @BIAHTroyMachir) are below:

Binghamton (A-East) @ Radford (Big South)
Boston (A-East) @ Loyola-MD (MAAC)
Cal-Poly (Big West) @ Northern Colorado (Big Sky)
Campbell (Big South) @ Northwestern State (Southland)
Central Arkansas (Southland) @ Louisiana Tech (WAC)
Central Michigan (MAC) @ Texas A&M-Corpus Cristi (Southland)
College of Charleston (SoCon) @ Kent State (MAC)
Delaware State (MEAC) @ Gardner-Webb (Big South)
Eastern Michigan (MAC) @ UW-Green Bay (Horizon)
Eastern Washington (Big Sky) @ UC-Irvine (Big West)
Fairfield (MAAC) @ UW-Milwaukee (Horizon)
Fresno State (WAC) @ Cal State-Northridge (Big West)
Georgia State (CAA) @ UT-San Antontio (Southland)
Hampton (MEAC) @ Deleware (CAA)
Hartford (A-East) @ St. Peter’s (MAAC)
Hawaii (WAC) @ Montana (Big Sky)
High Point (Big South) @ Stephen F. Austin (Southland)
Hofstra (CAA) @ Siena (MAAC)
Idaho State (Big Sky) @ Pacific (WCC)
Illinois-Chicago (Horizon) @ Eastern Illinois (OVC)
Indiana State (MVC) @ Butler (Horizon)
IPFW (Summit) @ Eastern Kentucky (OVC)
IUPUI (Summit) @ Nicholls State (Southland)
James Madison (CAA) @ Detroit (Horizon)
Lamar (Southland)@ George Mason (CAA)
Liberty (Big South) @ Morgan State (MEAC)
Loyola-Chicago (Horizon) @Bradley (MVC)
Marist (MAAC) @ Maine (A-East)
Montana State (Big Sky) @ Cal State-Fullerton (Big West)
Morehead State (OVC) @ Bowling Green (MAC)
Northern Illinois (MAC) @ SIU-Edwardsville (OVC)
Niagara (MAAC) @ Vermont (A-East)
Oakland (Summit) @ Illinois State (MVC)
Portland State (Big West) @ Idaho (WAC)
Presbyterian (Big South) @ Jacksonville State (OVC)
Rider (MAAC) @ Albany (A-East)
San Jose State (WAC) @ Sacramento State (Big Sky)
Southeast Missouri (OVC) @ McNeese State (Southland)
Southern Illinois (MVC) @ Ball State (MAC)
Southern Utah (Summit) @ UC-Riverside (Big West)
Stony Brook (A-East) @ Northeastern (CAA)
Tennessee-Martin (OVC) @ Southeastern Louisiana (Southland)
Tennessee State (OVC) @ Miami (MAC)
Tennessee Tech (OVC) @ Coastal Carolina (Big South)
Texas State (Southland) @ South Dakota (Summit)
Toledo (MAC) @ Sam Houston State (Southland)
Towson (CAA) @ New Hampshire (A-East)
UC-Davis (Big West) @ Northern Arizona (Big Sky)
UC-Santa Barbara (Big West) @ Utah State (WAC)
UMBC (A-East) @ Canisius (MAAC)
UNC-Wilmington (CAA) @ Manhattan (MAAC)
Western Illinois (Summit) @ Evansville (MVC)
Western Michigan (MAC) @ North Dakota State (Summit)
William & Mary (CAA) @ VMI (Big South)
Winthrop (Big South) @ Appalachian State (SoCon)
Wofford (SoCon) @ Charleston Southern (Big South)
Wright State (Horizon) vs. UMKC (Summit)
Youngstown State (Horizon) @ Austin Peay (OVC)

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