Monday, February 4, 2013

Montana Gets Bracket Busters TV Game

Montana is first in the Big Sky, so naturally they have the highest profile game in Bracket Busters. They will be playing on ESPNU, traveling to Davidson in the marquee game featuring a Big Sky team.

"It's an exciting deal," said Griz head coach Wayne Tinkle. "We get to have a game on ESPNU, which is nationwide coverage, which is great for our program. Obviously it speaks a lot to the success that we've had, and it's going to be a challenge. It's going to be tough travel and it's an early afternoon game at three in the afternoon Eastern time, but it's great exposure for our program and a nice reward for the effort that our team has put in so far this year."
Davidson currently has won eight of nine, and they are in first place in the Southern Conference. In the Mid-Major Top 25, the Grizzlies are ranked 14th while Davidson is sitting at 19th.

The other big game will be Weber State traveling to take on Oral Roberts, who currently sits at 9-1 and tied for first in the Southland Conference (edit: thanks to commenter). On the road, those will be two good chances for the Big Sky to earn some respect nationally and in conference rankings.

Here are the rest of the Bracket Busters matchups:

Saturday, Feb. 23:
North Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha
Northern Arizona at Hawaii
Northern Colorado at UC Davis
Sacramento State at UC Santa Barbara
Weber State at Oral Roberts
Sam Houston State at Eastern Washington
Idaho at Idaho State
Cal State Northridge at Southern Utah
UC Riverside at Portland State

Sunday, Feb. 24:
South Dakota at Montana State

I will have some more analysis when it gets closer to the game... in the meantime, what are all of your thoughts?

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  1. Oral Roberts is in the Southland Conference now, not the Summit League

  2. You are right about that, thank you! I've edited my post to make it accurate.

  3. NAU won the lottery and gets to go to the islands in Feb. Not bad.