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Rockets to Host McNeese State on Feb. 23 as Part of ESPNU BracketBuster Event

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TOLEDO - Toledo will host McNeese State on Saturday, Feb. 23 as part of the 11th-annual and final edition of the ESPNU BracketBuster event. The contest will be a rematch of last year's Tournament first-round matchup which saw the Rockets register a 76-63 victory over the Cowboys. The contest is scheduled for a 2:00 p.m. tip-off in Savage Arena.

Toledo is riding a three-game win streak and will host Miami on Wednesday and Eastern Michigan on Saturday this week in Savage Arena.

McNeese State is currently 8-12 overall and 2-8 in the Southland Conference and are led offensively by the tandem of sophomore G Desharick Guidry and senior F Dontae Cannon who are averaging 11.9 and 11.6 points per game, respectively.

Toledo is competing in BracketBusters for a 10th year and holds a 2-7 record in the event following its 59-58 victory at Sam Houston State last year. UT's first BracketBuster contest was at Nevada in 2004 and resulted in a 60-58 defeat. The Rockets then hosted SMU (78-67 win) in 2005, visited Detroit (65-63 loss) in 2006, hosted Old Dominion (73-70 loss) in 2007 and Delaware (77-69 loss) in 2008, traveled to Indiana State (69-62 loss) in 2009 and Cleveland State (87-63 loss) in 2010 and entertained Eastern Illinois (75-58 loss) in 2011.