Holy Cross To Face Northeastern In O'Reilly ESPNU BracketBusters

Feb. 4, 2008

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross men's basketball team will face Northeastern University in the 2008 O'Reilly ESPNU BracketBusters on Saturday, February 23, at 4:00 p.m. The Crusaders currently stand 11-9 overall and 2-5 in the Patriot League, while the Huskies are 9-12 overall and 5-6 in the Colonial Athletic Association.

This marks the second straight season in which the Crusaders will take part in the BracketBusters, and the first time they will be a home team in the event. Last year, Holy Cross dropped a close 65-64 decision at Hofstra, in a game which was shown live on ESPNU.

Tickets to the Holy Cross-Northeastern game are currently available from the Holy Cross ticket office at (508) 793-2573 and through www.tickets.com. Reserved bleacher seats and general admission tickets are $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for children and senior citizens.

BracketBusters games will take place from February 22-24. The event includes 100 teams, with 14 games being nationally televised on ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN360.com or ESPN Classic.