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Old 11-29-2010, 03:26 AM   #1
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Anyone care to make predictions on how this year's challenge will shake out? Here is how I see it going down:

Monday, November 29
Virginia at Minnesota - 6pm CT on ESPN2 - At Minny, they are playing very well right now and Virginia is nothing special. Gophers run away with it.

Tuesday, November 30
Iowa at Wake Forest – 6 p.m. CT on ESPNU - Toss up. Both these teams are so bad, I'm honestly just picking Wake because they're at home.

Georgia Tech at Northwestern – 6 p.m. CT on ESPN2 - Neither team is anything special, but Northwestern is slightly better and they're playing at home.

Ohio State at Florida State - 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPN - OSU playing very well, should be able to pull out this victory on the road.

Michigan at Clemson – 8 p.m. CT on ESPN2 - Michigan has pulled a few upsets, but I don't see them winning at Clemson.

North Carolina at Illinois - 8:30 p.m. CT on ESPN - UNC has been struggling and the hall should be rocking.

Wednesday, December 1
Indiana at Boston College - 6:15 p.m. CT on ESPNU - Indiana has steadily improved, and though they will probably finish in the bottom half of the big ten, they should have enough to beat a bad BC squad.

NC State at Wisconsin - 6:15 p.m. CT on ESPN2 - They've been struggling, but they protect home court as well as any team in the country.

Purdue at Virginia Tech - 6:30 p.m. CT on ESPN - Purdue isn't the same without Hummel. Will be close, but the Hokies will find a way late.

Maryland at Penn State - 8:15 p.m. CT on ESPN2 - Decent Maryland team should find a way to win against bottom tier Big Ten team, though PSU always has a shot with Talor Battle.

Michigan State at Duke - 8:30 p.m. CT on ESPN - I feel like MSU usually do better as underdogs, but I don't think they will be able to pull the upset in Cameron.

That makes it 6-5 for the Big Ten, winning for the second year in a row. Lots of tough ones to pick, this contest could go down a lot of different ways.
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