Oakland coach Greg Kampe still doesn’t like Bracketbusters
Oakland suffered a four-point loss at Illinois State nearly two weeks ago in the program’s first experience in Bracketbusters. Kampe has long been opposed to entering the series because it falls late in the league race. He didn’t have much influence over his team’s schedule this year, however, as the Summit League entered into a four-year deal to participate, giving each league member two home-and-home series. Commissioner Tom Douple revealed the long-term details in a podcast with the Argus Leader last week.
“The league looks at it like it was a great weekend,” Kampe said. “They’re looking at the exposure and the scheduling favorably. We don’t need help scheduling and I don’t care about that national exposure. I care about Oakland and winning in the conference. That’s the most important thing. That’s why we’re in the conference.
“Now, we have to fly out to the Dakotas (two) weekends in a row and that’s wrong. We’re going to fight through it. … I’m not going to use it as an excuse if we lose.”