It’s hard to believe that 2012 marks the tenth year of ESPN’s Bracketbusters.  What started as a novelty concept has become one of the highlights of the college basketball season.  I have no idea if this was a first or not, but last night ESPU held a “selection show” to reveal the games for this year’s edition in mid-February.  Last year, two so called mid-majors made the Final Four with Butler and VCU making an appearance.  This year, it’s unbeaten Murray State and #12 Creighton leading the way.  The marquee matchup of Bracketbusters will certainly be Murray State hosting #16 St. Mary’s and ESPN can only hope the Racers stay perfect until then.  Here’s the full schedule…

Date Time Game Network(s)
Fri, Feb 17 7 p.m. Northern Iowa at Virginia Commonwealth ESPN2 / ESPN3
9 p.m. Valparaiso at Loyola-Marymount ESPNU
Sat, Feb 18 11 a.m. Drexel at Cleveland State ESPNU
noon Wichita State at Davidson ESPN / ESPN2 / ESPN3
1 p.m. Buffalo at South Dakota State ESPNU
2 p.m. Akron at Oral Roberts ESPN / ESPN2 / ESPN3
3 p.m. Drake at New Mexico State ESPNU
4 p.m. Nevada at Iona ESPN / ESPN2/ ESPN3
5 p.m. Old Dominion at Missouri State ESPNU
6 p.m. No. 16 Saint Mary’s at No. 9 Murray State ESPN / ESPN2 / ESPN3
7 p.m. UNC-Ashville at Ohio ESPN3*
8 p.m. Texas-Arlington at Weber State ESPN3*
10 p.m. Long Beach State at No. 12 Creighton ESPN2 / ESPN3

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