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Bracketology 2013: CBS Sports has Michigan, MSU opening in Auburn Hills

In an incredibly early Bracketology projection, CBS Sports foresees both Michigan and Michigan State opening the 2013 NCAA Tournament in Auburn Hills.

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College basketball season hasn't begun yet, but according to CBS Sports' bracketology expert Jerry Palm, both the Michigan Wolverines and Michigan State Spartans are predicted to make the 2013 NCAA Tournament and open the second round in The Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Mich.

According to Palm, Michigan currently projects as the three-seed in the Midwest region, where they would play the No. 11 South Florida Bulls on either March 21 or 23 of next year.

As for Michigan State, the Spartans are projected as the two-seed in the South region and would face the No. 15 Manhattan Jaspers.

The Midwest Regional final will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., while the South Regional final will take place in Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Both regionals will be decided on March 29 and 31.

The Spartans begin their season Nov. 9 against the Connecticut Huskies on the Ramstein Air Force Base. As for the Wolverines, they open their season at home against Slippery Rock on Nov. 9.