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College basketball ahead: Will UCLA make NCAA tournament?
College basketball ahead: Will UCLA make NCAA tournament?

Last season's national championship game was a clash of opposite forces in the world of college men's basketball. It was the old — Connecticut, led by senior Shabazz Napier — versus young — Kentucky's surging cache of first- and second-year stars. The game underscored the difficult line programs must now tiptoe. Often, the best players are gone after a year, so the powers seek to stockpile transient freshman talents. That has led to truly dominant teams (see: Kentucky from last March to date). But it has also taken teams to the brink of collapse (see: Kentucky last season before March). Kentucky so far this season has merged a supply of remaining talent...

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