Wednesday, February 20, 2008

From Winthrop official website

Winthrop Will Be Televised On ESPN2 On Feb. 22 Against Davidson

ROCK HILL, SC--The Friday night BracketBuster game on Feb. 22 between Winthrop and Davidson will tipoff at 7 p.m. in the Winthrop Coliseum and will be televised nationally on ESPN2.

Game times and telecast outlets for the sixth annual O’Reilly ESPNU BracketBusters – a multi-day men’s basketball event matching NCAA Tournament hopefuls against each other on Friday, Feb. 22 through Sunday, Feb. 24 -- were announced today.

In addition to the Winthrop vs. Davidson matchup, the selections are highlighted by #15 Drake (22-1 record) at #10 Butler (21-2), in a showdown between two teams with the best records and highest rankings in event history, and Kent State at #21 Saint Mary’s (20-3), both on ESPN2 Saturday, Feb. 23, at 5 p.m. ET and 11:59 p.m., respectively.

All 14 ESPNU BracketBusters contests will be available nationally with ESPN2 televising six, ESPNU televising five, offering coverage of two and for the first time, ESPN Classic televising one.

The 28 ESPNU BracketBusters teams were selected from a pool of 100 schools. This year’s event will mark the first time games will be televised over three days. The event began televising games over two days in 2006, while the first three years featured every game on a Saturday.

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