We open up with Oregon State in the first game at Madison Square Garden. Villanova and Purdue are on the other side of the bracket. Those should all be pretty good matchups. I am going to continue my reputation as resident, overly optimistic homer and pick us over Purdue at this point. Of course, I reserve the right to change my prediction as we get into the season. I am going to try to arrange a work trip to NYC for those days.
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