Tribe Draws Radford in ESPNU BracketBusters
Williamsburg - Playing in ESPNU BracketBusters for the fifth straight season, the William and Mary menís basketball team drew a team a little closer to home than the previous four seasons as the College will host instate foe Radford on Saturday, Feb. 19, as part of the event. Tip-off is slated for 7 p.m. at Kaplan Arena. It will mark the third straight season in which the Tribe and Highlanders have met.
Last year, W&M fell at Iona in a BracketBusters game televised on ESPNU. It marks the third time the Tribe will host during the BracketBusters event also hosted Loyola (Chicago) in 2008 and Manhattan in 2009. The College also competed in the event in 2007, traveling to Fairfield. The ninth annual BracketBusters event featured a selection pool of 114 teams across 15 conferences, including all 12 teams in the Colonial Athletic Association.
W&M holds 4-2 advantage in the all-time series with Radford, including a 3-1 record in games played in Williamsburg. Last season, the Tribe defeated the Highlanders, 70-68, in Radford. This season, Radford is 4-17 overall this season, including a 1-10 mark in the Big South.
The Tribe hits the road to play its next two CAA contests. The Green and Gold treks to Harrisonburg, Va., to face James Madison on Wednesday, Feb. 2, for a 7 p.m. tip-off at the Convocation Center. The game will be televised on Comcast SportsNet-Mid Atlantic and The Comcast Network Philadelphia. W&M fans can catch the action on the Tribe Radio Network with Jay Colley, Bill McDonald and Charlie Woollum on the call. The Tide 92.3 FM in Williamsburg is the flagship station of the Tribe Radio Network, and the live audio feed will be available at TribeAthletics.com.