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    Bracket Buster game

    How do they decide who plays in these? Obviously we have two poor losses early in the season that I dont think will hurt us but is there a chance we could get into a Bracket Buster game to help us out? I know it would be one more game and could hurt in the fatigue if its crunched between other B12 games but if it gets us one more quality win outside the B12 could it hurt? I never paid much attention to the games before so I dont know who has ever played in one. Maybe an SEC or ACC bubble team? I know we have a bracketology thread but I think this is something a little different. If it needs to be combined, so be it.



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    Re: Bracket Buster game

    It's the smaller conferences they get scheduled around.



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    Re: Bracket Buster game

    Yeah, we won't get invited because our conference schedule is tough enough.



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    Re: Bracket Buster game

    I guess they already have been decided. Missed it on ESPN site. Why would Creighton be in there? They are ranked 12 but need this? Somebody is brilliant. Maybe McDermott wasnt paying attention to the rankings and figured they needed some help



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    Re: Bracket Buster game

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I guess they already have been decided. Missed it on ESPN site. Why would Creighton be in there? They are ranked 12 but need this? Somebody is brilliant. Maybe McDermott wasnt paying attention to the rankings and figured they needed some help
    I think it mainly consists of mid-major conference teams, and Creighton is that.



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    Re: Bracket Buster game

    Why Creighton? You want some decent teams so games are worth watching. St. Mary's nor Gonzaga normally needs help and they almost always play bracket busters. Murray State doesn't need help to get in but is playing.



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    Re: Bracket Buster game

    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I guess they already have been decided. Missed it on ESPN site. Why would Creighton be in there? They are ranked 12 but need this? Somebody is brilliant. Maybe McDermott wasnt paying attention to the rankings and figured they needed some help
    Dude, the ESPN BracketBusters is a creation for MID-MAJORS and MID-MAJORS only. The MAC, MVC, WAC, WCC, Colonial, Horizon, Summit. They set aside that Saturday for a BracketBuster date. It's not like they just cram it into an already-filled schedule.

    You seriously don't know this? It was easier to let your post slide until you came back with what should be nominated for the Ironic Post of the Year.



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    Re:Bracket Buster game

    Mid majors, plus the teams are picked ahead of time for scheduling purposes. They select the matchups a couple weeks ahead of time to match up teams based on how their season is going



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    Re: Bracket Buster game

    Don't they highlight mid-majors since they usually bust your bracket in March? Which explains Creighton.



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