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MARCH MADNESS

COLLEGE BASKETBALL

32 Brackets

36 Joel Embiid

A 7-footer's unlikely journey from Cameroon to Kansas

By Kelli Anderson

52 5-Minute Guide

Find a method to the Madness and build a better bracket

56 Breanna Stewart

UConn's super sophomore would win Most Versatile Player

By Emma Carmichael

62 Zone Defense

Teams are still playing catch-up to Syracuse and Jim Boeheim

By Seth Davis

68 | PRO BASKETBALL

Al Jefferson

He began on a humble hoop in Mississippi. Now the big man has reenergized the Bobcats and their fans

By Lee Jenkins

76 | HOCKEY

Ryan Miller

A bold trade for a new netminder may be the key to that elusive first Cup for St. Louis

By Brian Cazeneuve

82 | BASEBALL

Yasiel Puig

The Dodgers' outfielder is confounding pitchers and stereotypes alike heading into his second year

By Ben Reiter

2 SI Digital

4 Leading Off

11 The Mail

12 Scorecard

22 Faces in The Crowd

23 Just My Type

Tony Stewart on his defense of Danica

BY DAN PATRICK

88 Point After

The generous spirit of Adam Graves

BY STEVE RUSHIN

SI HAS REGIONAL COVERS THIS WEEK: MICHIGAN STATE: AL TIELEMANS/SI, ERICK W. RASCO/SI (CLEAVES INSET); WICHITA STATE: AL TIELEMANS/SI, DARREN CARROLL FOR SI (CARR INSET), SCOTT K. BROWN FOR SI (MCDANIEL INSET); UCONN: SIMON BRUTY/SI; FLORIDA: BILL FRAKES/SI; SYRACUSE: MICHAEL J. LEBRECHT II FOR SI (AND ANTHONY INSET); ARIZONA: JOHN W. MCDONOUGH/SI

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CHRISTIAN PETERSEN/GETTY IMAGES (PUIG)

MULTIDIMENSIONAL It'll be up to Puig (66), the real Hanley Ramirez and Juan Uribe (he's the one hiding) to carry L.A.

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CHRISTIAN PETERSEN/GETTY IMAGES (PUIG)

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CHRIS KEANE FOR SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (JEFFERSON)

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DAVID E. KLUTHO/SPORTS ILLUSTRATED (MILLER)

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