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LAMM AT LARGE: March Is Here

todayMarch 2, 2023

The 1988 Kansas Jayhawks lost 11 games. They also won the national championship.
No NCAA basketball champ has ever lost more games, although double-digit losers winning the national title was a bit of a trend in the 80s.
N.C. State (’82) and Villanova (85) each lost 10 times.
Now, after a quarter of a century, it could well happen again, but it wouldn’t be a shocker like it was back then.
That’s how confusing this season has been. Houston is ranked No. 1 on the brink of March Madness, but few will have the Cougars as the favorites. Because basketball schedules vary so much — there are 363 D-1 teams — it’s difficult to tell just how good, say, Florida
Atlantic (26-3) really is.
By the same token, the relative parity among Power 5 conferences makes it even more difficult to spot potential champs.
Therefore, we shouldn’t write off teams like Kentucky (20-9), Duke (21-9) or Indiana (20-9).
Good luck filling out your bracket.

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