Salukis draw Ball State for BracketBusters

By Joe Ragusa

ESPN’s BracketBusters paired the Salukis and Ball State to play against each other when the match-ups were announced Monday.

SIU will take on Muncie, Indiana’s Ball State Feb. 18 at 1 p.m. according to the Saluki Athletics website. The match-ups for ESPN’s tenth annual BracketBusters event are based on region and Ratings Per Index (RPI), where Ball State ranks 220 and SIU stands at 232, according to Real Time RPI.

The Salukis are 7-4 all-time against Ball State, and the Salukis defeated Ball State 93-80 in their last meeting Nov. 25, 2000.