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LEADING OFF

LEADING OFF

EDITOR'S LETTER

THE DEBATES OF MARCH

By Christian Stone

PICKING A WINNER

BRACKETOLOGY 101

PREDICTING NCAA TOURNAMENT GAMES IS A TIMELESS TRADITION WITH MANY INTERPRETATIONS—BUT A FEW RULES ARE SET IN STONE

By Steve Rushin

METRICS SYSTEM

In a tournament in which the champion must win six (or seven) single-elimination games, there's plenty of room for randomness. These three advanced statistics can provide a framework for picking a smarter bracket

By Luke Winn

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THE TOURNAMENT IN PHOTOS

THROUGH THE LENS OF RICH CLARKSON

THE VETERAN OF 59 FINAL FOURS HAS CHRONICLED COLLEGE BASKETBALL FROM EVERY ANGLE, AND HIS PICTURES TELL THOUSANDS OF STORIES. HE SHARES THE IMAGES THAT MEAN THE MOST TO HIM

By INTRODUCTION BY Lars Anderson

POINT AFTER

JUMP START KENNY SAILORS

By Albert Chen