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Crusaders to Host Eastern Kentucky on ESPNU for BracketBusters Matchup
The Crusaders will host Eastern Kentucky on ESPNU. (Hayden O'Shaughnessy)
The Crusaders will host Eastern Kentucky on ESPNU. (Hayden O'Shaughnessy)

Monday, February 04, 2013

The Valparaiso men’s basketball team will host Eastern Kentucky out of the Ohio Valley Conference as part of the Ramada BracketBusters event on ESPNU on Saturday, February 23 at noon, the Crusaders learned Monday evening.

The Crusaders earned the television game, their fourth time being selected for a TV game as part of the event, after ending last weekend with a 17-6 overall record and a 7-2 mark in Horizon League play, good for a half-game lead in the league standings.  Valpo is 2-1 previously in BracketBusters TV appearances, defeating Miami (Ohio) on ESPN Classic in 2008, 99-94 in double overtime, downing Missouri State in 2010, 80-67, on ESPN2, and falling last year at Loyola Marymount on ESPNU, 61-53.

Eastern Kentucky also owns a 17-6 overall record and is currently 7-3 in the OVC.  The Colonels feature a pair of high-scoring guards, as both Mike DiNunno and Glenn Cosey score better than 15 points per game and hit greater than 40% from beyond the 3-point line.  Valpo and EKU have just one common opponent, as both squads earned victories at Murray State earlier this season.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
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Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
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Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler