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Big East Tournament predictions, odds: MSG won’t help St. John’s vs. DePaul

Much has changed in the eight years since I first arrived in this space, and rode Kemba Walker’s coattails to glory. Friends have come and gone. Beards have gone and come back. The city was swapped for the suburbs. Mrs. Hoops collected a ring. Jay Wright got two. This March Madness marks my first as a father. So, what does that change? Nothing, except I wouldn’t wager my first born on sure things anymore. Only yours. DePaul (+5½) over St. John’s: I’d happily scoop up the Blue Demons money line, too, and place a side bet that the Red Storm are still searching for their sneakers after the national anthem. If the Johnnies were your next-door neighbor, would you even trust them to water your plants? The Big East is as bad as it ...