Sure it's been a cupcake schedule so far for the Wolfpack, but with only one loss, a win against a ranked Marquette team could be a golden ticket into the top 25.
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Butler at No. 7 Xavier
Xavier looked awful against Duke at the Meadowlands. How will the Musketeers fare against a Butler team that hasn't looked like Butlers of the past? Probably better. We have a hard time believing after Saturday's loss that Xavier will ever miss a rebound again.
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Southeastern Louisana at Minnesota
Our new favorite breakout team makes its first appearance after upsetting Louisville -- a great chance to learn the names of the stars on a team that might make the Big Ten a little interesting this season.
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No. 5 Texas vs. Wisconsin
The Longhorns got roughed up in a tough loss against Michigan State. Against another tough and smart Big Ten squad, Texas gets to see if A.J. Abrams and Gary Johnson will be motivated, or just too bruised to make a stand.
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Kansas at Arizona
After a win over Gonzaga, Arizona made it back onto the national radar as a possible contender in the Pac-10. Going up against the defending national champs could help the Wildcats make a real statement that the loss of a coach and a few recruits isn't keeping them down as low as many thought they would go. For Kansas, a win would be a nice way to cruise into a three-game homestand.
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UAB at No. 9 Louisville
Could a win against a rough-and-tumble UAB team be exactly what Rick Pitino ordered after his team fell to Minnesota on Saturday? Maybe, but don't expect Robert Vaden and Company to fall so easily.
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Rutgers at No. 1 North Carolina
Let's be honest, it won't be much of a game if all goes on track for the seemingly-unstoppable Heels. But do you really want to miss the one when Psycho T and Company get tripped up? Watch for Rutgers' superstar freshman Mike Rosario to make a statement of his own when he wanders onto the national stage against the Heels.
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