Shockers To Host Detroit In BracketBusters

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By: Go Shockers.com Email

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February 4, 2013

The Shockers are one of 26 teams selected to be a part of the BracketBusters event on the ESPN family of networks. Creighton, Indiana State and Northern Iowa are the other Missouri Valley Conference schools to be selected for a televised game ESPNU's 2013 BracketBusters Selection Show announced on Monday night.

Detroit, who has won three straight games, is 15-8 overall and 7-3 in Horizon League play. They made it to the NCAA Tournament in 2011-12 where they lost to Kansas in the first round, 65-50.

Wichita State first participated in the BracketBusters in 2004 when they defeated Austin Peay, 62-47. Last season, WSU traveled to Charlotte, N.C. for a game against Davidson and won, 91-74.

The 11th annual Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters consists of teams from 13 conferences, including four from the Missouri Valley Conference and three apiece from the MAAC, Mid-American and the Ohio Valley Conference. Akron, Saint Mary's and Wichita State are all receiving votes in the Feb. 4 Associated Press poll, in addition to Creighton's current rank of No. 16.

2012 NCAA Championship participants include 10 teams: Creighton, Detroit, Iona, Long Beach State, Murray State, Ohio, Saint Mary's, South Dakota State, Vermont and Wichita State.

2013 BracketBusters TV Schedule
Time (ET)

Fri, Feb 22

7 p.m.
North Dakota State at Akron
ESPN2 / WatchESPN

9 p.m.
Stephen F. Austin at Long Beach State
ESPNU / WatchESPN

Sat, Feb 23

11 a.m.
Iona at Indiana State
ESPNU / WatchESPN

1 p.m.
Eastern Kentucky at Valparaiso
ESPNU / WatchESPN

Canisius at Vermont
ESPN3

2 p.m.
Pacific at Western Michigan
ESPN3

3 p.m.
Montana at Davidson
ESPNU / WatchESPN

Northwestern State at Niagara
ESPN3

4 p.m.
Detroit at Wichita State
ESPN or ESPN2 / WatchESPN

6 p.m.
No. 16 Creighton at Saint Mary's (Calif.)
ESPN or ESPN2 / WatchESPN

8 p.m.
South Dakota State at Murray State
ESPN2 / WatchESPN

Denver at Northern Iowa
ESPN3

10 p.m.
Ohio at Belmont
ESPN2 / WatchESPN


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