Summit League race more important than Bracketbusters to Oakland coach Greg Kampe
But what if the Bracketbusters series was at a different time of the season? Kampe’s stance softened just a little bit, but he pointed out an earlier date might lessen the importance of a “bracket buster,” as the games are designed.
“I’d be more interested in it then, but they can’t do that,” he said. “That’s all part of putting good teams against each other so they can get an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament or whatever. I’m sure the purpose is good, but to me, it’s not important. What’s important to me is our league and getting ready for March.”
Kampe also said previously if the Golden Grizzlies were matched with Detroit as an opponent, he would refuse the game because he feels the Titans owe Oakland a rematch at the O’rena. As it stands, the Grizzlies are traveling 403 miles (Google estimate) to play an untelevised game that isn’t likely to have any bearing on Oakland’s at-large status in the NCAA tournament.