Last year, I believed the national champion would come from a group of four teams (Kansas, Memphis, UCLA and North Carolina) and I did not truly believe that any other team could reasonably win it without channeling Villanova vintage 1985, NC State circa 1983, or George Mason from 2006. It would have been a crazy scenario.
1dYaron Weitzman, special to ESPN.com
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