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THE GAME THAT SAVED MARCH MADNESS

PLUS

The Greatest Tourney Teams, by Seed

By Sean Gregory and Alexander Wolff

NCAA TOURNAMENT PREVIEW

Part I

COLLEGE BASKETBALL'S SECRET WEAPON

The Hypnotic

Doug McDermott

BY LUKE WINN

RETROFIT

McDermott (with Creighton dance team members, from left, Kayleigh Begley and Kelsey Saddoris) struck the same pose as another Heartland scoring legend from 36 years ago (turn page).

PHOTO

ON THE COVER: AL TIELEMANS/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED