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What the 'experts' are saying

It didn't take long for the so-called experts to doubt Purdue.

Immediately following the reveal of Purdue as a No. 4 seed against No. 13 seed Siena, Seth Davis said on CBS that the Saints are primed for the upset.

I have yet to find anything saying the Boilermakers actually will win their first-round game in the tournament. That's something they've done 11 consecutive times in the NCAAs, by the way.

Here's what national folks are saying about Purdue's chances:

  • The Sporting News' Mike DeCourcy picked an "upset special" in the South. Guess what it is?
  • There's a "teams to avoid picking in your bracket" segment on Think Purdue is on there?
  •'s Andy Katz breaks down the South and talks about the Boilermakers.
  • CBS' site said Duke has the easiest path. The Blue Devils are the top seed in the South. Apparently, Purdue isn't a factor.
  • One reporter on calls the Boilers the "suspect team" of the bracket.
  • This guy on Fanhouse technically doesn't say Purdue will beat Siena, but he appears to be assuming Texas A&M will play the Boilermakers.