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To satisfy the degenerate gamblers that follow the purity of college basketball, we will be providing our shot out of a cannon thoughts behind a few select games every night.  What better night to begin with than tonight, the NIT Preseason Tournament Tip Off Classic, presented by Dick's Sporting Goods.  We will keep tabs on our selection so that you will know whether to side with us or go against the grain.

-Selections are underlined-

Coastal Carolina @ #8 Duke Blue Devils (-28.5), 7pm ESPNU.  We'll reluctantly take the Blue Devils.  Coach K is best at covering early in the season but we don't think too highly of the Blue Devils this season.  This could be a team to make some cash on later in the season, betting against.

Colgate @ #14 UCONN (-27.5), 9pm ESPNU.  This one should be a cake walk for the talent loaded team out of Storrs.  Don't be fooled by Colgate returning five starters; those starters only amounted a 10-20 record last year, good enough for 5th in the Patriot league.

Auburn (-4) @ Missouri St.  Auburn has the athleticism to make this a 20 point game by halftime and we think it will be.  Sometimes it seems too easy.

Miami (OH) @ #5 Kentucky (-20), 7pm E360.  John Wall makes his debut tonight and we're thinking he will put up the 20 extra needed to cover.  This one will be a fast paced game, so we might even think about touching the over on this one as well.

Yale @ Hofstra (-6.5). The Ivy league visits the CAA.  It doesn't change the fact that it is the Ivy league playing out of conference.  Free money.