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Here’s your odds to win the title, from Glantz-Culver, even though no really bets on these things (Yeah, right):
Ohio State, 2-1.
DID YOU KNOW?
Kansas forward Justin Wesley’s two older brothers, Keith and Kevin Langford, both played in the NBA. Freshman guard Christian Garrett is the cousin of former NFL player Mike Garrett and New York Yankees great Chris Chambliss.
For the inroads mid-majors have made in recent years, the national champion will come from one of the six power conferences for the 22nd straight year. UNLV in 1990 was the last smaller-conference school to break through.
Louisville’s Chris Smith is the younger brother of J.R. Smith of the NBA’s New York Knicks and Mark Jackson Jr. is the son of former NBA guard and current television analyst Mark Jackson.
Calipari played point guard at Clarion State from 1981-82, leading the team in assists and free throw percentage.
The Superdome is expected to hold more than 74,000 fans after the lower bowl was reconfigured. Attendance was 54,524 when it last held the NCAA title game in 2003.
Ohio State guard Shannon Scott’s father is former Boston Celtics great Charlie Scott.
Marquis Teague’s brother, Jeff, plays for the NBA’s (Atlanta Hawks) and his Kentucky teammate Terrence Jones is the cousin of former NBA player Damon Stoudamire.
Ohio State has finished as the national runner-up four times: 1944, 1945, 1946, 1968
That should be enough to get you going. And, enjoy — it’s hard to imagine a Final Four much bigger than this one.
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