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Championship Week Preview: Day 3

Day 3 of Championship Week is today, and with that brings the 2nd Round of the Big East Tournament, the Big Sky Championship Game, and the Pac-10 Tournament Play-In-Game.

You guys are welcome to make your picks in the Comments Section if you like.

Picks for Day 3 (Record 9-2)

Big East Tournament 2nd Round: South Florida vs Georgetown, 9:00 AM Pacific, ESPN


No question here. The well rested Hoyas should easily take care of the Bulls who had trouble putting away DePaul yesterday. Gerogetown Hoyas

Big 12 Tournament 1st Round: Texas Tech vs Colorado, 9:30 AM Pacific

In the 1st Game of the Big 12 Tournament, 8th Seeded Colorado takes on #9 Texas Tech. The Red Raiders will be looking for revenge after being killed against the Buffaloes earlier this week. Prediction: Texas Tech Red Raiders

Big East Tournament 1st Round: St. John's vs Marquette, 11:20 AM Pacific, ESPN

Could St. John's be this year's Big East Tournament Cinderella Team? Probably not, but don't be surprised if they follow up their win against Connecticut with another one against the Golden Eagles. Prediction: Marquette Golden Eagles

Big 12 Tournament 1st Round: Nebraska vs Missouri, 12:00 PM Pacific

The struggling Cornhuskers take on the hot Missouri Tigers in the 5-12 game. Prediction: Missouri Tigers

Big 12 Tournament 1st Round: Oklahoma vs Oklahoma State, 4:00 PM Pacific

The game will be closet than the experts think, but I still like the Cowboys in this one. Prediction: Oklahoma State Cowboys

Big East Tournament 2nd Round: Seton Hall vs Notre Dame, 4:00 PM Pacific, ESPN

A HUGE game for NCAA Tournament Berths. The way I see it, Notre Dame needs to win to clinch a spot in the tourney, and Seton Hall needs to win two more games. If you are a fan of Bubble Games, this is a must see. With that being said, the Fighting Irish are on FIRE right now, and I see that continuing. Prediction: Notre Dame Fighting Irish

Northeast Tournament Championship Game: Robert Morris vs Quinnipiac, 4:00 PM Pacific, ESPN2

The most under-rated game of the day in my mind. Both teams are fun to watch and will be a tough out in the NCAA Tournament because of their high tempo pace. Prediction: Quinnipiac Bobcats

Big East Tournament 2nd Round: Cincinnati vs Louisville, 6:00 PM Pacific, ESPN

If you're looking for an upset, then Cincinnati might not be a bad choice. But I'm going to go with the rested and more talented Cardinals. Louisville Cardinals

Big Sky Tournament Championship Game: Montana vs Weber State, 6:00 PM Pacific, ESPN2

A total toss up in this one. Both teams can shoot the ball, and both teams have been playing well as of late. Just because they are at home, I'm going with the Wildcats. Prediction: Weber State Wildcats

Big 12 Tournament 1st Round: Iowa State vs Texas, 6:30 PM Pacific

The 11-6 game finds the Cyclones matched up with the struggling Longhorns. Despite their recent problems, Texas should win this one easily. Prediction: Texas Longhorns

Pac-10 Tournament 1st Round: Washington State vs Oregon, 8:00 PM Pacific, FSN

The Pac-10 Tournament Play-In-Game finds one team that seems to have given up on their season, while the other team seems to think that they have a shot at winning it. At least the Ducks have confidence. Prediction: Oregon Ducks