RICHMOND, Va. (Sept. 23, 2009) - All 12 CAA men's basketball teams will participate in the eighth annual BracketBusters for the fourth consecutive year. The two-day event, which is set for February 19-20, 2010, will feature 11 nationally televised contests on ESPN2 and ESPNU.

The CAA has had tremendous success in BracketBusters, with the league posting an 11-5 record in televised contests over the past five years. CAA teams have registered several impressive victories in the event, including George Mason's triumph at Wichita State in 2006, Drexel winning at Creighton in 2007, VCU posting a road victory at Akron in 2008 and Northeastern topping Wright State on the road in 2009.

"No conference has benefitted more from BracketBusters than the CAA," CAA Commissioner Tom Yeager said. "Having the opportunity to participate in late-season national television games has dramatically helped position our teams for post-season consideration."

A pool of 98 teams from 13 different conferences will participate in the 2010 BracketBusters. The field includes teams with 89 appearances in the last six NCAA Tournaments, including a team in the Final Four - George Mason (2006); one in the Elite Eight - Davidson (2008) and six Sweet Sixteen squads - Butler (2007), Southern Illinois (2007), Bradley (2006), Wichita State (2006), UW-Milwaukee (2005) and Nevada (2004).

Delaware, George Mason, Georgia State, Hofstra, Northeastern and VCU will play home games, while Drexel, James Madison, UNC Wilmington, Old Dominion, Towson and William and Mary are road teams.

ESPN2 will televise six games in the event. ESPNU, the 24-hour college sports network, will air five BracketBusters contests.  The 11 BracketBusters matchups will be announced February 1, while game times and network assignments will be announced February 8.

BracketBusters, named because of the success of the teams in NCAA Tournament play, will provide the 22 televised teams an opportunity to play other top non-conference opponents three weeks prior to Selection Sunday.  The 76 teams not selected for BracketBusters will compete against each other over the same two days.

The 98-team field will feature 12 teams from the CAA and the Mid-American; 11 from the Ohio Valley, 10 from the Missouri Valley, Horizon League and Metro Atlantic Athletic ; nine from the Western Athletic and Big West; four from the Big South and Southern; three from America East, two from the MEAC and one from the Big Sky and Summit.

As part of the agreement, all 11 of the BracketBusters home teams, as well as the remaining 38 home squads, will play a "return" game at the home facility of their opponent in November or December of the following season.

HOME TEAMS                                                                                                   ROAD TEAMS

CAA                                                                                                                       CAA

Delaware                                                                                                             Drexel

George Mason                                                                                                  James Madison

Georgia State                                                                                                    UNC Wilmington

Hofstra                                                                                                                 Old Dominion

Northeastern                                                                                                    Towson

VCU                                                                                                                       William and Mary

America East                                                                                                      America East

Vermont                                                                                                              Boston University

                                                                                                                              New Hampshire

Big Sky

Montana State

Big South                                                                                                             Big South

Gardner-Webb                                                                                                 Presbyterian

Radford                                                                                                            Winthrop

Big West                                                                                                              Big West

Cal State Fullerton                                                                                           Cal Poly

Cal State Northridge                                                                                       Long Beach State

UC Irvine                                                                                                             UC Davis

UC Riverside                                                                                                      UC Santa Barbara

Pacific

Horizon                                                                                                                               Horizon

Butler                                                                                                                    Loyola (Ill.)

Cleveland State                                                                                                Illinois-Chicago

Detroit                                                                                                                  Valparaiso

Green Bay                                                                                                           Wright State

Milwaukee                                                                                                         Youngstown State

Metro Atlantic                                                                                                  Metro Atlantic

Canisius                                                                                                                Fairfield

Iona                                                                                                                       Marist

Loyola (Md.)                                                                                                      Niagara

Manhattan                                                                                                         Rider

Saint Peter's                                                                                                      Siena

Mid-American                                                                                                  Mid-American

Ball State                                                                                                             Akron

Bowling Green                                                                                                  Buffalo

Central Michigan                                                                                              Eastern Michigan

Kent State                                                                                                           Northern Illinois

Miami (Ohio)                                                                                                     Toledo

Ohio                                                                                                                      Western Michigan

                                                                                                                                Mid-Eastern Athletic

                                                                                                                                Morgan State

                                                                                                                                South Carolina State

Missouri Valley                                                                                                Missouri Valley

Bradley                                                                                                                 Drake

Creighton                                                                                                            Indiana State

Evansville                                                                                                            Wichita State

Illinois State

Missouri State

Southern Illinois

Ohio Valley                                                                                                        Ohio Valley

Austin Peay                                                                                                        Morehead State

Eastern Illinois                                                                                                   SIU-Edwardsville

Eastern Kentucky                                                                                             Southeast Missouri

Jacksonville State                                                                                             Tennessee State

Murray State                                                                                                     Tennessee Tech

                                                                                                                                Tennessee-Martin

Southern                                                                                                             Southern

Appalachian State                                                                                            College of Charleston

                                                                                                                                Elon

                                                                                                                                Western Carolina

                                                                                                                                Summit

                                                                                                                                Oral Roberts

Western Athletic                                                                                             Western Athletic

Boise State                                                                                                         Louisiana Tech

Fresno State                                                                                                      Nevada

Hawaii                                                                                                                   New Mexico State

Idaho                                                                                                                    San Jose State

Utah State