So, here we walk with another round of bold suspect -- this time because that the 2015-16 season.

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The first 16-vs.-1 upset in NCAA tournament history is coming: At part point, it has to happen, right? The NCAA tournament is an equal-opportunity event. The setup permits 68 teams to complete for the nationwide championship. It"s a unique case in sports. It"s likewise the best three main in sports, one the still lacks a legit David-vs.-Goliath upset entailing a No. 1 seed losing to a No. 16 seed. That, however, will change in 2015-16, once it happens for the an initial time in NCAA competition history.
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Zero No. 1 seeds in the 2016 last Four: This season, the last Four featured three top seeds, together Wisconsin, Kentucky and Duke every earned their slot on the final stage that the NCAA tournament. However the ar will counter again in 2015-16. No powerhouses like Kentucky will certainly be around. Everything evens out in 2016, and also as a result, the NCAA tournament won"t function a No. 1 seed.

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Shaka Smart battles in his an initial season in ~ Texas: toward the end of his tenure in ~ Texas, rick Barnes didn"t have actually a talent problem, he had a society problem. The chemistry to be off. He couldn"t acquire everyone on the exact same page. That"s why he had so plenty of highs and lows. Clever will require time to resolve that. Yes, he needs to snatch top recruits, yet he also has to develop his system, style and also culture. The won"t be easy in his an initial season in ~ Texas. There are a bunch of repair that need to be made in ~ Texas that Smart can"t address in one season.