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Bracket Buster game to be announced

By mrasor Published: January 29, 2006

Men's basketball

This isn't like the NCAA or NIT tournaments. In your Feb. 18 Bracket Buster game, you want the best opponent possible.

A win won't help your RPI that much unless it's against a top-50 RPI team. Another bonus of playing in one of the top five games: national TV coverage on ESPN or ESPN2.

Here's what predicts for the top five games.

  • Bucknell @ Northern Iowa

  • George Mason @ Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  • Northwestern State @ Southern Illinois

  • Oral Roberts @ Montana

  • Akron @ Utah State

Other MAC teams...

  • Delaware @ Ball State

  • Youngstown State @ Bowling Green

  • Buffalo @ Bradley

  • Eastern Michigan @ Canisus

  • Morehead @ Central Michigan

  • Toledo @ Hawaii (lucky bastards)

  • Fairfield @ Miami

  • Northern Illinois @ Nevada (should be a good game)

  • Illinois State @ Kent State

  • Samford @ Ohio

  • UNC Greensboro @ Western Michigan

Remember, these are just predictions. Another site mentioned the possibility of Akron playing at No. 28 RPI Creighton. Akron's RPI is 73. The pairings will be announced Monday.


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