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How UCLA is the luckiest NCAA tournament team

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Okay, maybe the headline was too hyperbolic and should read: UCLA is ONE OF the luckiest teams in NCAA tournament history, because I can’t speak to whether Dartmouth got any special consideration in the 1942 tournament. 1,033 more words

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Despite Sweet 16 run, UCLA still doesn't 'belong' in the NCAA tournament

It was a familiar refrain from coaches, players and media following UCLA’s easy defeat of UAB in the opening game of the third round of the NCAA tournament: Despite the controversy over the mediocre Bruins making the tournament (and somehow avoiding a play-in game), the team clearly showed they belonged by making it to the Sweet 16. 535 more words

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Despite Sweet 16 run, UCLA still doesn't 'belong' in the NCAA tournament

It was a familiar refrain from coaches, players and media following UCLA’s easy defeat of UAB in the opening game of the third round of the NCAA tournament: Despite the controversy over the mediocre Bruins making the tournament (and somehow avoiding a play-in game), the team clearly showed they belonged by making it to the Sweet 16. 559 more words

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Flaming Hot Takes NCAA Tournament ( (Day 1) Analysis

Here it is, your flaminghottakes analysis of Day 1 of the 2015 NCAA Tournament:

The Big XII (10?) continues to be a dumpster fire in the NCAA Tournament. 402 more words

SMU player called for goaltending on UCLA loss: 'It's all my fault'

In one of the most heartbreaking second round games of the NCAA tournament Thursday, UCLA — a team many thought shouldn’t have gotten an invite —  199 more words

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SMU player called for goaltending on UCLA loss: 'It's all my fault'

In one of the most heartbreaking second round games of the NCAA tournament Thursday, UCLA — a team many thought shouldn’t have gotten an invite — … 205 more words

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Why does Dayton get a home game in the NCAA tournament?

Poor Boise State. When the NCAA tournament draw was finally digested and all the quibbles were heard, as usual, it turns out the selection committee did a pretty decent job of putting together the 68-team bracket. 501 more words

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