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NCAA CHAMPIONS /// 2016

NCAA FINAL

26 VILLANOVA

After a series of tournament letdowns, the senior-led Wildcats toppled mighty North Carolina with a shot for the ages

By Luke Winn

• NEXT TOP 5

A look ahead at the women's and men's teams who'll dominate in 2016--17

BASEBALL

40 The Diamondbacks

Arizona went all in last winter—now it's time to prove the critics wrong

By Ben Reiter

NFL DRAFT

44 Kendall Fuller

Starting last in his football family might be an advantage for the corner prospect

By Pete Thamel

NHL

48 The Panthers

Kevin Spacey and plastic rats? Things are getting weird in Florida

By Alex Prewitt

NBA

54 Kemba Walker

The Hornets' point guard is ready to re-create his college success

By Lee Jenkins

Departments

2 SI Digital

7 Inbox

8 Leading Off

15 Scorecard

22 Faces in The Crowd

23 Just My Type

Dan Patrick: Clayton Kershaw on robot umps and car-crash selfies

60 Point After

Steve Rushin: On April baseball ... and other things everyone but you seems to love

PHOTO

PHOTOGRAPH BY Michael J. Lebrecht II For Sports Illustrated

O BROTHERS Virginia Tech CB Kendall Fuller (second from left) is prepared for the draft thanks to his NFL-vet brothers Kyle (with his dog Tyson), Corey and Vincent.

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