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March 16, 2010 at 6:00 AM

Morning links: Plenty of love for UW in experts’ brackets

SI.com Stewart Mandel describes Washington as a bracket buster and labels Marquette a “suspect team.”
Mike DeCourcy at Sporting News picks the Golden Eagles to beat the Huskies and advance to the Sweet 16, but he says the UW-MU game is the best first-round matchup in the East and caution don’t be surprised if Washington redeems the Pac-10’s honor by making a Sweet 16 charge.
In the brackets of the ESPN’s fantasy college basketball experts: Christopher Harris has UW making it to the Sweet 16 and losing to West Virginia while Keith Lipscomb and AJ Mass thinks they’ll get past MU, but lose to New Mexico in the regional quarterfinals.
Andy Katz at ESPN gives UW the blueprint to a victory. He writes: “If the Huskies can get out and run against Marquette’s stingy defense, they’ll win. If it’s a low-scoring, half-court game, give the edge to Marquette.”
Accuscore.com, which has powered more than 10,000 simulations and calculates how each team’s performance changes in response to game conditions and opponent’s abilities, tabs UW as a slight 53.7 percent favorite.
The simulator at PredictionMachine.com runs 50,000 simulations and it has MU has a 56 percent favorite.
The writers at CBSSports.com posted their brackets online. Gary Parrish and Gregg Doyel has UW winning two games before falling in the Sweet 16 to West Virginia. Brian De Los Santos picks Washington over Marquette and out in the second round to New Mexico while Mike Freeman went with the Golden Eagles over the Huskies.
The guys a Fox Sports weighed in the bracket: Jeff Goodman thinks Marquette is overrated and has UW in an upset while Peter Schrager picks the Eagles.
John Feinstein at the Washington Post believes “Washington would not have finished in the top 10 in the Big East” and picks Marquette.

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