Thursday, September 24, 2009

More On BracketBusters 2010

ESPN made official the 2010 BracketBusters pool this week. We already knew UWM would get to play a home game in the event, but now we know the full list of possible opponents for that day.

Most UWM fans probably know the drill by now ... ESPN will pick 11 televised matchups and then the rest of the games are set up based on geography, records and other scheduling concerns. So, the road teams that UWM could play, broken down by league, are ...

America East
Boston University; New Hampshire

Big South
Presbyterian; Winthrop

Big West
Cal Poly; Long Beach State; UC Davis; UC Santa Barbara

Colonial Athletic
Drexel; James Madison; UNC Wilmington; Old Dominion; Towson; William & Mary

Metro Atlantic Athletic
Fairfield; Marist; Niagara; Rider; Siena

Akron; Buffalo; Eastern Michigan; Northern Illinois; Toledo; Western Michigan

Missouri Valley
Drake; Indiana State; Wichita State

Mid-Eastern Athletic
Morgan State; South Carolina State

Ohio Valley
Morehead State; Southeast Missouri; Tennessee State; Tennessee Tec; Tennessee-Martin

College of Charleston; Elon; Western Carolina

Summit League
Oral Roberts

Western Athletic
Louisiana Tech; Nevada; New Mexico State; San Jose State

SIU Edwardsville is also a road team in the event, but since UWM already plays SIUE this January that won't be a matchup. And, it is also possible Indiana State and Milwaukee could play in Baton Rouge in the NIT event, so that would mean the Sycamores would be eliminated from the list for UWM, as well.

As a side note, league schools also playing home games are Butler, Cleveland State, Detroit and Green Bay. Those playing road games are Loyola, UIC, Wright State, Valpo and Youngstown State.