Bracket projection: Marquette
The Golden Eagles have a lot of firepower but struggle on the defensive end
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This is a fascinating all-Jesuit matchup in Cleveland. Xavier hounds you defensively; Marquette is talented offensively. The winner likely loses to Syracuse in the next round, but I like the Golden Eagles in an extremely close game over the X-men.
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