Realests' NCAA Super Sleeper: Northwestern St.

There are a lot of sleeper picks floating around out there (UW Milwaukee, Utah State, UAB), but a team no one is talking about is Northwestern St. Tough draw getting Big Ten Tournament champs Iowa in the 1st Rd. But this team has nuts - the Fresno St. of college hoops: Anytime, anywhere. Check out this nonconference schedule:

Nov. 20 at Missouri (L)
Nov. 26 at Miss. St (W)
Dec. 3 at Wichita St. (L)
Dec. 5 at Oklahoma St. (W)
Dec. 21 Oregon St. (W) - neutral site
Dec. 22 Iowa St. (L) - neutral site
Dec. 23 at Hawaii (L)
Dec. 31 at Texas A&M (L)

They played 12 of their first 16 games on the road and every loss was close. Maybe if Michigan hadn't prepared such a cake-walk nonconference schedule, we would have done better in the Big 10.

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