UNCG to face UNCW in BracketBusters
GREENSBORO, NC – Pairing for the remaining 37 games in the BracketBusters series were announced Tuesday and UNC Greensboro will face sister-school UNC Wilmington in a BracketBuster series matchup over the weekend of Feb. 16-17 at Fleming Gym.
UNC Wilmington is out of the Colonial Athletic Association. The Seahawks (5-15) are coming off a 65-58 win over George Mason at Trask Coliseum in Wilmington on Monday night. The win snapped a five-game losing streak for UNC Wilmington, an NCAA Tournament team last year. Junior center Vladimir Kuljanin led the way with 17 points off the bench.
UNCG (12-9) is on a five-game winning streak, the latest coming last night in a 65-62 win over Georgia Southern at home. Kyle Hines had a game-high 20 points and eight rebounds in the win.
The two teams have not met since November 1991 when UNCG was new to the NCAA Division I level. The Spartans were competing in their first season as an independent before joining the Big South two season later. UNCG won that meeting, 68-66, at Fleming Gym for its first win as a Division I program. UNCW won the year before when UNCG was a Division II program, 69-51, at Trask Coliseum.
As a part of the BracketBusters series agreement, UNCG will travel to Trask Coliseum during the regular season next year. Last year, UNCG lost at St. Peter’s in overtime during the BracketBusters series. UNCW has not played in BracketBusters since a loss at Illinois-Chicago in Feburary 2004.
The game will be played either Feb. 16 or 17 at Fleming Gym. The exact date and time will be announced later this week. Tickets will go on sale after that information is determined.
In other series match-ups involving Southern Conference teams,
Elon will visit Georgia State, Chattanooga will host Jacksonville
State and, in the main bracket for ESPN, Appalachian State will
travel to Wichita State.
2007 O’Reilly ESPNU BracketBusters Matchups
All games to be played Feb. 16, 17 or 18
Southern Illinois at Butler
Northern Iowa at Nevada
Drexel at Creighton
Winthrop at Missouri State
Bradley at VCU
Appalachian State at Wichita State
Holy Cross at Hofstra
Ohio at New Mexico State
Albany at Boise State
Old Dominion at Toledo
Utah State at Oral Roberts
Miami-Ohio at Indiana State
Kent State at George Mason
Austin Peay at Akron
Hawaii at Long Beach State
UW-Milwaukee at Drake
CS-Fullerton at Wright State
Sam Houston State at Fresno State
Evansville at Samford
Towson at Bucknell
James Madison at Siena
Eastern Illinois at Loyola-Chicago
Ball State at Illinois State
Colgate at Marist
Valparaiso at Western Michigan
Northwestern State at Tennessee Tech
Eastern Washington at UC Santa Barbara
Eastern Kentucky at Youngstown State
UC Irvine at San Francisco
Murray State at Rider
Detroit at Buffalo
Maine at Northeastern
Cleveland State at CS-Northridge
Pacific at Montana
Central Michigan at Illinois-Chicago
UNC Wilmington at UNC Greensboro
Liberty at Niagara
San Jose State at Northern Arizona
Portland State at Cal Poly
Loyola-MD at Tennessee State
Canisius at Coastal Carolina
Jacksonville State at Chattanooga
Elon at Georgia State
William and Mary at Fairfield
Manhattan at Eastern Michigan
UC Riverside at Idaho
Iona at Delaware
Louisiana Tech at SE Missouri St.
Bowling Green at Morehead State
UW-Green Bay at Northern Illinois
Saint Peter's at Tennessee-Martin
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