The Washington Times - September 4, 2008, 01:01PM

Midnight Madness is still six weeks away – so what better time for the teams (not the pairings) of the February Bracket Busters to come down the chute?

First, the notable national teams. At home will be Davidson, Siena, Creighton, Drake, San Diego, St. Mary’s.

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And a handful of interesting road teams: Butler, Southern Illinois and Utah State.

From a more regional/local angle, George Mason will be on the road for its Bracket Buster this year. So too will UMBC, Liberty, Virginia Commonwealth, Loyola and Morgan State.

The home teams aren’t exactly right around the corner, either: James Madison, Old Dominion, Towson and William & Mary.

So it’s nice to think hoops in early September. But in the D.C. area, it’s going to take quite a commitment from someone to make the latest version of these made-for-TV matchups to create much of a stir.

Patrick Stevens