Here, then, are all the pairings for BracketBusters 2007. You can click on a matchup to learn more about the two teams and how they, well, match up.Albany at Boise State
(TV)Appalachian State at Wichita State
(TV)Austin Peay at AkronBall State at Illinois StateBowling Green at Morehead StateBradley at Virginia Commonwealth
(TV)Cal State Fullerton at Wright State
(TV)California-Irvine at San FranciscoCalifornia-Riverside at IdahoCanisius at Coastal CarolinaCentral Michigan at Illinois-ChicagoCleveland State at Cal State NorthridgeColgate at MaristDetroit at BuffaloDrexel at Creighton
(TV)Eastern Illinois at Loyola (Ill.)Eastern Kentucky at Youngstown StateEastern Washington at California-Santa BarbaraElon at Georgia StateEvansville at SamfordHawaii at Long Beach StateHoly Cross at Hofstra
(TV)Iona at DelawareJacksonville State at ChattanoogaJames Madison at SienaKent State at George Mason
(TV)Liberty at NiagaraLouisiana Tech at Southeast MissouriLoyola (Md.) at Tennessee StateMaine at NortheasternManhattan at Eastern MichiganMiami (Oh.) at Indiana StateMurray State at RiderNorth Carolina-Wilmington at North Carolina-GreensboroNorthern Iowa at Nevada
(TV)Northwestern State at Tennessee TechOhio at New Mexico State
(TV)Old Dominion at Toledo
(TV)Pacific at MontanaPortland State at Cal PolySaint Peter's at Tennessee-MartinSam Houston State at Fresno StateSan Jose State at Northern ArizonaSouthern Illinois at Butler
(TV)Towson at BucknellUtah State at Oral Roberts
(TV)Valparaiso at Western MichiganWilliam & Mary at FairfieldWinthrop at Missouri State
(TV)Wisconsin-Green Bay at Northern IllinoisWisconsin-Milwaukee at Drake
Here, at last, are the winners of our first annual Bally's BracketBusters Racket. With 51 matchups to pick correctly, it was certainly a puzzle wrapped in an enigma toasted slightly and served on a corn-dusted kaiser roll. Suffice it to say, nobody got them all right. The average was six.
But someone got 15 of them right, and that was good enough for first place among the 93 entries. Your winner is Doug R.
, a Durham, N.C. resident who missed all but one of the TV games but made his primary hay on the non-televised contests. Second place goes to Winthrop afficionado Jeremy D.
from Summerville, SC (who in fact won our Final Exam contest two years ago
), with 10. There were five people with nine correct, but invoking the tiebreaker (time of entry) we pulled out Jonathan E.
from Boone, N.C., who wistfully and wishfully sent his Appalachian State Mountaineers to Butler. Sorry, Jonathan.
And yeah, what's with all the Carolinians? It's like American Idol
and Alabama or something. Just further proof that folks down there know their hoops.
Well, that's it for the Buster contest... thanks to all who entered!
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