Duke vs. Arizona at MSG: Two of the three anointed freshmen, Dukeís Jabari Parker and Arizonaís Aaron Gordon, meet.
Northeastern at VCU: The Rams havenít been playing well; NU has been surprising, would be a great win for the Huskies.
SMU vs. Virginia in Corpus Christi, Texas: I keep hearing SMU is really good, Iíve got to see myself. Virginia projects to be on the bubble, canít afford a loss here.
Florida State at Florida: Great rivalry game.
San Diego State vs. Creighton in Anaheim: This is a matchup you donít see often; itís the blessing of these early-season tournaments. Both teams project into the tournament.
Green Bay vs. Harvard in Alaska: OK, Iíll never make it, Iíll fall asleep. Harvard needs to pay attention and bring home the Great Alaska Shootout title.
Pitt at Duquesne: Pitt should win easily but itís still a city rivalry and I want to see if thatís enough to make this close.
Rhode Island at George Mason: I want to see how much Danny Hurleyís URI team has improved.
Wichita State at Saint Louis: Two of the best defensive teams in the country; should be tense, half-court basketball.
VCU at Belmont: The opposite of the game listed above; this will be two teams running, pressing and chucking up threes.
Kentucky vs. Providence in Brooklyn: The Friars can win this game; big resume builder.
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- Nancy Marrapese-Burrell