Busting Out Your Luggage…

 The announcements are out. Or are they in? VCU will play at MAC tri-leader Akron, and George Mason is at Ohio University. Both games are Saturday February 23.

See the story here…

Obviously there will be more later, but the quick:

Ohio is 6-2, 15-6 this season and have an RPI of 51 with an SOS of 123. Comparable games: they beat Delaware 78-59 at home before Egerson and Ledsome were eligible, they defeated Kent in-conference (71-59) and Kent mauled Mason.

Akron is also 6-2, 15-6, however its RPI is 75 and SOS is 193. The Zips played Dayton tough at Dayton, dalling in two overtimes. They also beat Temple, but there is no other heavy lifting on their schedule.

“We are excited to be able to showcase two of our top teams against two of the best teams from the Mid-American Conference,” CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager said. “All four teams are battling for NCAA Tournament consideration and it’s great that these matchups will be seen by a national television audience.”

This is the fifth year that the CAA has been involved with BracketBusters and the conference has had great success in the event. CAA teams have a 7-2 record in televised contests over the past three seasons and are a perfect 4-0 in road television games.

Non-televised matchups involving the other 10 CAA teams will be announced later this evening.

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~ by mglitos on February 4, 2008.

2 Responses to “Busting Out Your Luggage…”

  1. This should be a good match-up for Mason. And it’s not going to look good for us, or the CAA, if we lose a 2nd game to a MAC conference team. I saw some of the Ohio/Maryland game, and they looked good. But, it was Maryland…

  2. Go ahead, everyone just keep talkin’ only about Mason and VCU. Then when the finals of the CAA championship is William & Mary against UNCW don’t say I didn’t tell you in advance. I saw the game between W & M and UNCW and that was one of the best games I have seen all year. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if that is the final. UNCW will win at Trask, and the CAA final will be an ESPN instant classic.

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