Monday, February 4, 2008

Davidson-Butler a Bracketbuster game?

Davidson has won 11 straight games and the Wildcats will find out this afternoon whether that hot streak helped them get another nationally televised game.

Davidson will likely find out its opponent for the ESPN BracketBuster event, when the televised games for the Feb.22-23 event are announced. Davidson (15-6) is expected to get a televised game, to showcase guard Stephen Curry and the streaking Wildcats.

Davidson will be a road team no matter who it plays, but the Wildcats could end up with St. Mary's (Calif.) Butler, or a team from the Mid-America Conference. Davidson needs a high-profile opponent, because a win against a team with a strong RPI would boost Davidson's chances of getting an at-large NCAA tournament bid.

ESPNU will officially announce the pairings tonight at 7 p.m., but the guess here is that the Wildcats head to Butler for an ESPN2 game. That game would feature Curry and Butler guard A.J. Graves, and would be the most appealing for ESPN.


Anonymous said...

Davidson/Butler...guess not.