Horizon League playing field for Sears BracketBusters on ESPN

Horizon League playing field for Sears BracketBusters on ESPN

The Horizon League will be well represented this weekend in Sears BracketBusters X on ESPN, having all ten teams in the conference slated with games. Some match ups will have NCAA tourney implications while others, Ramblers at Bradley for example, are not breaking any brackets this year. Regardless, being apart of this showcase is good for the Horizon League and Loyola. The Ramblers travel to Bradley University in Peoria Saturday for a downstate Illinois battle.

Here are the full pairings of all teams in the Horizon playing in BracketBuster. Courtesy of HorizonLeagueHoops.com :

ESPN just announced the pairings for all 142 teams in the latest edition of the BracketBusters annual mid-majors only games. All 10 Horizon League teams are participating. Opponents, times, and TV info is all below.

(147 Pomeroy ranking) Valparaiso (15-8) at (134) Loyola Marymount (13-9), Fri. Feb. 17, 9 p.m. ET, ESPNU

(43) Drexel (17-5) at (64) Cleveland State (18-4),  Sat. Feb. 18., 11 a.m., ESPNU

(145) Indiana State (13-9) at (157) Butler (12-11)

(220) James Madison (10-12) at (154) Detroit (12-11)

(280) Eastern Michigan (10-11) at (190) Green Bay (9-12)

(128) Fairfield (11-10) at (114) Milwaukee (14-9)

(296) Loyola (5-16) at (229) Bradley (6-17)

(270) UIC (6-15) at (288) Eastern Illinois (9-11)

(216) Wright State (11-12) at (243) UMKC (9-15)

(176) Youngstown State (11-9) at (194) Austin Peay (9-14)

Here are the televised games. Highlighted are Horizon League members Valparaiso and Cleveland State both of which will have their games aired on ESPNU.

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 Asheville 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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