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Posted by Rachel Margolis on February 25, 2013

Men’s College Hoops: Bracket Builder Week Continues Highlighted by Miami at Duke

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ESPN’s first annual men’s college basketball Bracket Builder Week – highlighting teams attempting to build upon a résumé for a bid to the NCAA Championship or improve their seeding – will continue this weekend. ESPN’s Joe Lunardi projects the seeding for the NCAA Championship as part of his Bracketology on ESPN.com, including his teams on the bubble and his picks for the last four teams in, the first four out and the next four out.

The schedule for Saturday, March 2, is highlighted by:

  • No. 5 Miami at No. 3 Duke in a matchup of the top two programs in the ACC at 6 p.m. Then-No. 25 Miami defeated then-No. 1 Duke 90-63 on January 23.
  • ESPN2 will televise No. 20 Butler at Virginia Commonwealth – the two new members of the Atlantic-10 that joined in 2012, at noon.
  • ESPN will cover No. 21 Notre Dame at No. 22 Marquette in a matchup of ranked BIG EAST teams at 2 p.m., followed by a Big 12 tilt featuring Texas at No. 15 Oklahoma State at 4 p.m.
  • Wichita State at Creighton in a showdown between the top teams in the Missouri Valley Conference on ESPN2 at 2 p.m.
  • ESPN’s Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV telecast will feature No. 11 Arizona at UCLA in a Pac-12 matchup at 9 p.m.

The schedule also includes No. 2 Gonzaga at BYU in a West Coast Conference matchup on Thursday, Feb. 28, at 11 p.m. on ESPN2.

ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3 schedule through March 3

DateTime (ET)Matchup/CommentatorsNetwork
Thu, Feb 287 p.m.North Carolina at Clemson
Mark Jones & Paul Biancardi
ESPN
 7 p.m.No. 16 Ohio State at Northwestern
Joe Tessitore & Sean Farnham
ESPN2
 7 p.m.Morehead State at Tennessee State
Rich Hollenberg & Adrian Branch
ESPNU
 7 p.m.St. Peter’s at Canisius
Bob Huessler & Rob Kennedy
ESPN3
 7 p.m.Detroit at Temple
Scott Graham & John Celestand
ESPN3
 8 p.m.Utah State at No. 25 Louisiana Tech
Trey Bender & Stephen Howard
ESPN3 *
 8:15 p.m.Jacksonville at LipscombESPN3
 8:30 p.m.Central Arkansas at LamarESPN3
 9 p.m.No. 3 Duke at Virginia
Dave O’Brien & Dino Gaudio
ESPN
 9 p.m.Missouri at South Carolina
Rece Davis & Bob Knight
ESPN2
 9 p.m.Utah at California
Roxy Bernstein & Miles Simon
ESPNU
 11 p.m.No. 2 Gonzaga at BYU
Dave Flemming & TBD
ESPN2
 11 p.m.Oregon State at No. 24 Oregon
Tom Hart & Darrin Horn
ESPNU
Fri, Mar 17 p.m.Loyola (Md.) at Iona
Doug Sherman & Dereck Whittenburg
ESPN2
 7 p.m.Harvard at Princeton
Bram Weinstein & Malcolm Huckaby
ESPNU
 9 p.m.Fairfield at Manhattan
Bob Picozzi & Tim McCormick
ESPNU
Sat, Mar 2NoonAlabama at No. 8 Florida
Mark Jones & Jimmy Dykes
ESPN
 NoonNo. 20 Butler at VCU
Carter Blackburn, Stephen Bardo & Andy Katz
ESPN2
 NoonMaryland at Wake ForestESPN3 * & ACC Network
 1 p.m.Jacksonville State at Belmont
Adam Amin & Brooke Weisbrod
ESPNU
 1:30 p.m.Iowa State at Oklahoma
Dave Armstrong & Bryndon Manzer
ESPN3 * & Big 12 Network
 1:30 p.m.Tennessee at Georgia
Dave Baker & Joe Dean
ESPN3 & SEC Network
 2 p.m.No. 21 Notre Dame at No. 22 Marquette
Mike Patrick & Len Elmore
ESPN
 2 p.m.Wichita State at Creighton
Rich Hollenberg & Mark Adams
ESPN2
 2 p.m.Connecticut at Cincinnati
Anish Shroff & Bob Wenzel
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
 3 p.m.Valparaiso at Green Bay
Jim Barbar & Bob Valvano
ESPNU
 4 p.m.Texas at No. 15 Oklahoma State
Jon Sciambi & Fran Fraschilla
ESPN
 4 p.m.UNC Asheville at WinthropESPN3
 4 p.m.TCU at Texas Tech
Mitch Holthus & Dan Hughes
ESPN3 * & Big 12 Network
 4 p.m.LSU at Missouri
Clay Matvick & Jon Sundvold
ESPN3 & SEC Network
 5 p.m.Colorado at California
Dave Flemming & Sean Farnham
ESPNU
 6 p.m.No. 5 Miami (Fla.) at No. 3 Duke
Dave O’Brien, Dick Vitale & Doris Burke
ESPN
 6 p.m.New Mexico State at Denver
Trey Bender & Stephen Howard
ESPN3 *
 7 p.m.No. 13 Kansas State at Baylor
Mark Neely & Bob Knight
ESPN2
 7 p.m.South Carolina at Texas A&M
Tom Hart & Matt Doherty
ESPNU
 8 p.m.Toyota CIAA Tournament: ChampionshipESPN3
 8 p.m.St. John’s at Providence
Eric Frede & Ron Perry
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
 8 p.m.Clemson at Virginia TechESPN3 * & RSN ^
 9 p.m.No. 11 Arizona at UCLA
Dan Shulman, Jay Bilas & Samantha Ponder
ESPN
 9 p.m.Vanderbilt at Auburn
Dave Lamont & Kara Lawson
ESPN2
 9 p.m.Rutgers at No. 7 Georgetown
Lou Canellis & Tim Welsh
ESPNU
 11 p.m.BYU at Loyola Marymount
Roxy Bernstein & Danny Schayes
ESPNU
Sun, Mar 3NoonVillanova at No. 23 Pittsburgh
Kevin Connors & John Celestand
ESPN3 * & RSN
 1 p.m.Purdue at Wisconsin
Bob Wischusen & Dan Dakich
ESPN
 2 p.m.Fairfield at Marist
Doug Sherman & Rob Kennedy
ESPN3
 2 p.m.Albany at Stony Brook
Ed Cohen & Frank Sullivan
ESPN3
 2 p.m.DePaul at South Florida
Rich Hollenberg & Paul Biancardi
ESPN3 * & BIG EAST Network
 4 p.m.Virginia at Boston CollegeESPN3 * & ACC Network
 6 p.m.NC State at Georgia Tech
Carter Blackburn, Jay Williams & Allison Williams
ESPNU

* Local blackout may apply