Monday, January 31, 2011

BU to square off against Canisius in Bracketbusters

By Craig Meyer/DFP Staff

The Boston University men's basketball team has been selected to play against Canisius College for the annual BracketBusters weekend, the network announced Monday night.

The Terriers (10-13, 5-4 America East) will be participating in a BracketBusters game for the third year in a row, with the previous two games resulting in wins over Iona University and the University of Delaware.

The Golden Griffins (10-10, 4-6) of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference currently rank 211th in the Ratings Percentage Index (RPI), a tool used in the process of selecting and seeding teams for the NCAA Tournament. BracketBuster matchups commonly aim to match-up teams with similar RPIs. BU is 207th in the rankings.

The game, which will take place on Feb. 19 at Agganis Arena, was not selected as one that an ESPN network will televise.

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