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Tigers to host Delaware State in ESPN BracketBusters


Courtesy: Tennessee State Sports Information  
Release: 02/01/2011
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Nashville, Tenn. - The Tigers of Tennessee State University will match-up against the Delaware State Hornets in the annual ESPN BracketBusters.

The game is scheduled for Saturday, February 19, at the Gentry Center with tip-off time to be announced on a later date. The match-up will broadcast on OVCSports.tv.

The 2011 ESPN BracketBusters match-ups were named Monday evening and for the sixth-straight year every school in the Ohio Valley Conference will participate.

The Tigers (10-11) will meet Delaware State for the second time in the program's history. In the first meeting, TSU walked away with a, 75-69, win during the 2004-05 season.

Before hosting DSU, TSU will play five games, all OVC contests, beginning with Murray State on Thursday, Feb. 3, on ESPNU.

The Hornets (8-12) will play in four conference games against MEAC opponents including two on the road before stopping in Nashville.

TSU has been successful against teams currently in the MEAC posting an overall record of 54-23. Since participating in the BracketBusters, TSU is 2-3 overall after dropping last year's contest at Central Michigan, 79-73.

In its ninth year, BracketBusters is an ESPN television property that was tremendously successful with its first eight events in February of 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.

The event has allowed Division I conferences to participate in a cutting-edge format that involves "wild card" pairings from the pool of participating teams, with half of the BracketBusters teams pre-designated as "home" and the remaining half as "road" teams.


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