SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State men's basketball team will travel to UC Santa Barbara on Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Ramada Worldwide BracketBusters event, it was announced this afternoon. Tip-off time has yet to be announced.
In its 11th and final year of existence, BracketBusters is a two-day men's college basketball event pitting potential NCAA Tournament hopefuls against each other Feb. 22-23. The event will feature 13 nationally televised games across ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.
The 122-team field will feature teams from 15 conferences: 12 each from Big South, Mid-American Conference and Ohio Valley Conference; 11 from the Big Sky; 10 each from Big West, Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, Missouri Valley and Southland Conference; nine each from Horizon and Summit Leagues; six from the Western Athletic Conference; four from the Southern Conference; three from the MEAC; and two each from the America East and West Coast Conferences.
Sacramento State will be playing UC Santa Barbara for just the fifth time in school history, as the Gauchos currently own a 4-0 record in the all-time series. The last time the two teams met was a 64-57 Gaucho victory in Sacramento on Dec. 21, 1992. That also happened to be the second year of Div. I play for Sacramento State. The two teams also played during the 1991-92, 1954-55, and 1953-54 seasons.
UC Santa Barbara will play the Hornets inside the Nest next season as part of the agreement.
Sacramento State (10-9, 5-6 Big Sky) plays the first of a season-long three-game homestand tonight when the team hosts Northern Arizona at 7:05 p.m. UC Santa Barbara (7-14, 3-7 Big West) will play a pair of home games this week against UC Davis and Pacific.
The Hornets are 0-2 in BracketBusters play, including a 67-52 loss at Southeast Missouri in 2010-11, and a 79-67 home loss to San Jose State last year.
Big Sky Conference BracketBusters Games
Montana at Davidson (ESPNU)
North Dakota at Nebraska-Omaha
Northern Arizona at Hawai'i
Northern Colorado at UC Davis
Sacramento State at UC Santa Barbara
Weber State at Oral Roberts
Sam Houston State at Eastern Washington
Idaho at Idaho State
Cal State Northridge at Southern Utah
UC Riverside at Portland State
South Dakota at Montana State
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May 20, 2013 MEN'S HOOPS TO HOST SIGNING PARTY ON MAY 23
February 28, 2013 WEBER STATE USES THE THREE BALL TO DEFEAT MEN’S BASKETBALL, 70-55
February 26, 2013 MEN'S HOOPS HOSTS BIG GAME THURSDAY NIGHT VS. WEBER STATE
February 26, 2013 WHITEOUT PLANNED FOR THURSDAY NIGHT'S MEN’S BASKETBALL GAME
February 23, 2013 LATE VETETO BASKET GIVES MEN'S BASKETBALL A 51-50 WIN OVER UCSB
February 16, 2013 MEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS AT NORTHERN COLORADO
February 15, 2013 MEN'S BASKETBALL TRAVELS TO NORTHERN COLORADO ON SATURDAY
February 14, 2013 ANOTHER ONE-POINT LOSS FOR MEN’S HOOPS, THIS TIME AT NORTH DAKOTA, 49-48
February 13, 2013 MEN'S BASKETBALL BEGINS IMPORTANT ROAD TRIP THURSDAY AT NORTH DAKOTA
February 6, 2013 MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS EASTERN WASHINGTON ON THURSDAY
February 4, 2013 NORTHERN ARIZONA USES LATE RUN TO DOWN MEN’S BASKETBALL, 62-61
February 3, 2013 MEN'S HOOPS BEGINS HOMESTAND MONDAY NIGHT AGAINST NORTHERN ARIZONA
January 30, 2013 MEN'S HOOPS LOOKS FOR THIRD STRAIGHT WIN THURSDAY AT SOUTHERN UTAH
January 23, 2013 MEN'S HOOPS OPENS BIG HOME STRETCH THURSDAY VS. NORTH DAKOTA
January 18, 2013 MEN'S HOOPS CONCLUDES ROAD TRIP SATURDAY AT WEBER STATE
January 17, 2013 MEN’S HOOPS LOSES IN BRUTAL FASHION AT IDAHO STATE, 60-59
January 16, 2013 MEN'S HOOPS TRAVELS TO POCATELLO FOR THURSDAY TILT WITH IDAHO STATE
January 6, 2013 MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS SOUTHERN UTAH ON MONDAY NIGHT
December 19, 2012 MEN’S BASKETBALL OPENS BIG SKY PLAY WITH 62-57 WIN OVER MONTANA STATE
December 12, 2012 Q&A WITH FORMER HORNET BASKETBALL PLAYER JAMEEL PUGH
December 1, 2012 ARIZONA STATE BURIES 11 THREE BALLS, DEFEATS MEN’S BASKETBALL
November 27, 2012 MEN'S BASKETBALL RETURNS HOME TONIGHT FOR GAME AGAINST DOMINICAN
November 21, 2012 MEN'S BASKETBALL TRAVELS TO CENTRAL ARKANSAS ON SATURDAY
November 20, 2012 POINT GUARD DYLAN GARRITY NAMED THE BIG SKY CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
November 19, 2012 TUSTIN HIGH SCHOOL’S NICK HORNSBY SIGNS WITH MEN’S BASKETBALL
November 16, 2012 MEN’S BASKETBALL UPSETS UTAH, OFF TO FIRST 3-0 START SINCE 1999-00
November 15, 2012 MEN'S HOOPS LOOKS FOR 3-0 START ON FRIDAY AT UTAH
November 15, 2012 CLARK’S CORNER TO TELEVISE FRIDAY’S MEN’S BASKETBALL’S GAME AGAINST UTAH
November 14, 2012 MEN’S BASKETBALL SIGNS CASA ROBLE HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCT ERIC STUTEVILLE
November 12, 2012 MEN'S BASKETBALL HOSTS CSU BAKERSFIELD ON WEDNESDAY
November 9, 2012 THIS YEAR’S MULTIMEDIA OPTIONS FOR MEN’S BASKETBALL
November 9, 2012 MEN’S BASKETBALL OPENS SEASON WITH A 96-62 VICTORY OVER UC MERCED
November 5, 2012 2012-13 MEN'S BASKETBALL SEASON OUTLOOK
October 26, 2012 MEN’S BASKETBALL 2012-13 SEASON TICKETS ON SALE
October 19, 2012 MONDAY NIGHT MADNESS KICKS OFF THE MEN’S BASKETBALL SEASON TONIGHT
October 18, 2012 BIG SKY MEN’S BASKETBALL COACHES AND MEDIA PRESEASON POLLS RELEASED
September 20, 2012 MEN’S BASKETBALL TO INDUCT 10 ALUMS INTO COACHES CIRCLE
July 6, 2012 MEN’S BASKETBALL RELEASES 2012-13 SCHEDULE