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Sizing up the second round

Originally Published: March 21, 2011
By Graham Hays | ESPN.com

Every college basketball team thinks about playing on the season's final Tuesday in the national championship game. Only those that win on the first Monday and Tuesday of the NCAA tournament are anything more than dreamers.

Saturday and Sunday are about the moment, a favorite unexpectedly pushed (DePaul), an upset sprung (Marist) or the brilliance of an individual (Courtney Vandersloot). Monday and Tuesday are about a lasting imprint. The Sweet 16 is the means by which programs earn ...

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