Tuesday, February 05, 2013

ESPN To Televise DU On Bracket Busters Weekend

The University of Denver men's basketball team was selected by ESPN to participate in a televised game on BracketBusters Weekend.

The Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters concept, named because of the success of participating teams from these conferences in NCAA Championship play through the years, provides programs with an opportunity to play top non-conference opponents roughly three weeks before Selection Sunday.

The purpose of BracketBusters was to give teams outside of the Big Six conferences a chance at a late-season quality game, and more than anything, exposure for programs desperately needing to be seen heading toward March.

Each conference selects its participating teams before the season, and the matchups for the event are determined by ESPN in conjunction with the conferences. Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters is an example of ESPN college basketball franchise programming.

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Feb 22 7 PM North Dakota St. @ Akron ESPN2

9 PM Stephen F Austin @ Long Beach St. ESPNU
Feb 23 11 PM Iona @ Indiana State ESPNU

1 PM Eastern Kentucky @ Valparaiso ESPNU


Canisius @ Vermont ESPN3

2 PM Pacific @ Western Michigan ESPN3

3 PM Montana @ Davidson ESPNU


Northwestern State @ Niagara ESPN3

4 PM Detroit @ Wichita State ESPN or ESPN2

6 PM No. 16 Creighton @ St. Marys-CA ESPN or ESPN2

8 PM South Dakota St. @ Murray St. ESPN2


Denver @ Northern Iowa ESPN3

10 PM Ohio @ Belmont ESPN2

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