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Old 01-27-2013, 06:47 AM   #31 (permalink)
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But it also depends how much they are going to try and cut down on travel for these games......

Last year ESPN went down as far as the 17th best home and 17th best away team. Necessarily skipping over teams, including the #10 home team by RPI and the #11 away team
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Looks like we have another week before the pairings come out.....Selection show isn't until NEXT Monday February 4th.

http://espn.go.com/espntv/onair/inde...-04-13-2:00-PM
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Looks like we have another week before the pairings come out.....Selection show isn't until NEXT Monday February 4th.

http://espn.go.com/espntv/onair/inde...-04-13-2:00-PM
That might just be the show ESPN puts together to hype the match-ups, because it says pretty clearly on the ESPN Bracketbusters website that the TV match ups are going to be announced on Jan. 28th.

But, that probably doesn't include UVM so we won't find out opponent until later.
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I'm thinking Canisius. They are in the 14th spot (RPI) for road teams. We are in the 13th spot for home teams. It makes sense geographically. I'd be happy with that opponent.
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It would seem odd to have a selection show a week after we already know what teams are in it. I read on other boards they are actually releasing the teams for TV games on the day of the telecast, so who knows?

I'm thinking Vermont or maybe Albany has a chance for an ESPN3 game based on a couple of teams ahead in RPI with no so hot overall records. Will ESPN showcase teams with .500 records or right around there? I think they usually select teams leading the conference or near the top of the conference standings.
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On the ESPN Bracketbusters website it says the televised match-ups are going to be announced on January 28th. Maybe ESPN has its own website and date wrong, I'm not sure.

http://espnbracketbusters.com/site/about

Additionally, What Vermont has going for it to be selected for a TV game is given it's the final year of the BB and Vermont was the marquee match-up in the inaugural event against Nevada back in 2004-05. Might mean something, might not.

Also, when Vermont played Stony Brook on ESPNU that was a pretty exciting mid-major game and we showed pretty darn good last time on TV.
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On the ESPN Bracketbusters website it says the televised match-ups are going to be announced on January 28th. Maybe ESPN has its own website and date wrong, I'm not sure.

http://espnbracketbusters.com/site/about

Additionally, What Vermont has going for it to be selected for a TV game is given it's the final year of the BB and Vermont was the marquee match-up in the inaugural event against Nevada back in 2004-05. Might mean something, might not.

Also, when Vermont played Stony Brook on ESPNU that was a pretty exciting mid-major game and we showed pretty darn good last time on TV.
That link says feb 4


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It now says Feb. 4th, it did not earlier today and when I posted it.
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January 28th:

http://www.uvmathletics.com/news/201...px?path=mbball

January 28th

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-bask...2012-13-season

It was always the 28th until today. Looks like ESPN decided to change it to the 4th.
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It now says Feb. 4th, it did not earlier today and when I posted it.
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Well, given that both UA and UVM are currently on the outside looking in for a TV game, another week can only help our cause.


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Yep, win for Albany over SBU and UVM win over Hartford on the road would certainly help both schools RPI. If they win, of course.
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Updated RPI rankings of BB teams.

UVM is up to the 12th top RPI slot for home teams.

http://www.rpiforecast.com/bb.html
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I'm starting to like our chances for a TV game again.

Also, from the Bracketbuster site it looks like 9 of the 13 games will actually be one on of the TV stations: ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU
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