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Matthew and I did pretty well last week, going 7-1 (.875). On the year, I finished the regular season 114-50-14, while Matthew went 109-55-14. I won our picks race, so I’ll be sure to enjoy some tasty IPAs courtesy of Matt.

For the first round of the playoffs, we just pick the winners in the number of games.

Friday-Saturday, March 11-12; Sunday, March 13 (if necessary)

Omaha at Denver
Candace: I was at last Saturday’s game between these two, and while Omaha played well, Denver looks like the strong team overall. Denver 3-2, 3-1
Matthew: UNO will try and shake off its poor recent form, but I’d be surprised if they move on past this weekend. Denver in 3

Western Michigan at St. Cloud State
Candace: St. Cloud has too much offense for the inconsistent Broncos to pull the upset. St. Cloud 4-1, 3-2
Matthew: Difficult to see anything other than a Huskies sweep here. St. Cloud State in 2

Miami at Minnesota-Duluth
Candace: Duluth swept this one last weekend and took swept 10 of 12 points in the season series. It will get harder to sweep from here out, so I see the Bulldogs in three. Minnesota-Duluth 3-1, Miami 3-2, Minnesota-Duluth 3-2
Matthew: Duluth has taken three of four games against the RedHawks so far this season, but I have a sneaking suspicion Miami will steal this series. Miami in 3

Colorado College at North Dakota
Candace: CC surprised the Fighting Hawks in Grand Forks back in January; I don’t see it happening again. North Dakota 4-1, 4-1
Matthew: UND’s trying to lock up a geographically favorable regional, and a sweep this weekend would certainly help there. North Dakota in 2