On Thursday morning I'll be driving down description-less I-65 to Indianapolis to visit my favorite pro basketball venue Conseco Fieldhouse. Yes, once again, Northwestern will be playing on opening day in what should be a true road game against 10-seed Indiana. I've really tried my best to be one of positive vibes, but even the most purple of diehards gets tested. Consider this my "managed expectations" tour.I've had the fortune of attending nearly every Big Ten Tournament game in NU history, but not all. I've never seen them win in person (the wins are few and far between). The Indiana team the 'Cats just lost to was not good. Bad, in fact, which makes us, uh, worse. Message board banter will send you links to show you how we're a bubble team for the NIT! I'm simply going in expecting...

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