Possible BracketBuster Opponents

They will be announced on Feb. 2nd & the Sycamores go on the road but will get a regular season return game next season. If it was based strictly on rpi which it is not exactly, we would trip to Wisc-Green Bay of the Horizon League (Sycamores are the 13th ranked road team & Wisc-GB is the 13th ranked home team). Somebody either on this board or the other ISU board was saying we would play Valpo, but that does not look like a possibility as they are carrying a #6 rpi ranking at the moment. :sycamores:

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IndyTreeFan

The Nicks Level
Supporter
I wouldn't mind a trip to play Holy Cross. At this point, they're paired up at about the same RPI as us, and they are a high quality program. If we keep winning, we'll get a better opponent than we usually do...here's hoping that happens!!!

:sycamores::sycamores::sycamores:
 
OK.......................nobody else wanted to chart it out. Looks like we would matchup now with Austin Peay, Appalachian State or Utah St?

Still time for change in the next couple of weeks.
 
Latest update:

Most likely opponents now would seem to be Valpo (they have slipped back to the pack from their earlier lower rpi). Other possibles: Winthrop, App. St., Wisc.-Green Bay.

Saturday is when they book it.

:sycamores:
 

ISUCC

The Odum Level
Moderator
thanks for these updates! we appreciate it!

Latest update:

Most likely opponents now would seem to be Valpo (they have slipped back to the pack from their earlier lower rpi). Other possibles: Winthrop, App. St., Wisc.-Green Bay.

Saturday is when they book it.

:sycamores:
 
As it looks today we might be one of the featured games..........albeit on ESPN 360. I have heard of it but don't really know what or where it is found:

ESPN2 (6)
Drake at Butler
Kent St at St. Mary's
Creighton at Ohio
George Mason at Ill St
VCU at Oral Roberts
Nevada at Akron

ESPN Classic (1)
Davidson at Utah St

ESPNU (5)
Marist at Cleveland St
Miami-OH at Valparaiso
Wright St at Winthrop
UC-Santa Barbara at SIU
Siena at Missouri State

ESPN360 (2)
GA Southern at CS-Northridge
Indiana St at Appalachian St

I also saw where these things are set in stone on Feb. 4, not Feb. 2.
 

Little Eddie

The All-MVC Level
I hope it's against a team in an area where ISU recruits...I know that's what CU usually prefers. You can kinda kill 2 birds w/ one stone while down there...plus you can tell the kid they'll be playing against their home town team next season as well. So I'm guessing a midwest matchup would suit ISU best.
 
My last guess as they start announcing them tomorrow evening:

We go to: Utah State, Appalachian State, Wisc.-Green Bay or Winthrop. I think we should pack the cold gear for a trip north, at least it won't be outside vs. the Packers?
 
Here are the tv games that will be announced @5:30 tonite:
(Unfortunately, we played our way out of one of them in the last couple of weeks)

Friday, Feb. 22
Marist at Cleveland State
Davidson at Winthrop

Saturday, Feb. 23
VCU at Akron
Siena at Boise State
UW-Milwaukee at Bradley
Drake at Butler
Rider at Cal State Northridge
George Mason at Ohio
Creighton at Oral Roberts
Kent State at Saint Mary's
Nevada at Southern Illinois
UC Santa Barbara at Utah State
Miami (OH) at Valparaiso

Sunday, Feb. 24
Wright State at Illinois State
 
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