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What it takes to win the NCAA Basketball Tourney...

  1. PeteMaravichFan profile image72
    PeteMaravichFanposted 8 years ago

    All right, lets throw out a few...

    1.  Solid Guard Play

    2.  Depth

    3.  An inside presence that can rebound well and play good defense

    4.  Strong Foul Shooting

    5.  Play a style that is difficult to prepare for


    Let the discussion begin.....

  2. elisabeth reid profile image75
    elisabeth reidposted 8 years ago

    A few more esoteric requirements but requirements nonetheless:

    Passion for the game

    Endurance

    Passing grades.

  3. PeteMaravichFan profile image72
    PeteMaravichFanposted 8 years ago

    Yes.

    I'll assume Div. I college basketball players have passion - most have a dream of a big pay day in the NBA.

    Hopefully a well paid Div. 1 college coach has them well conditioned to handle the endurance challenges of the NCAA tournament.

    The Passing Grades issue --  Seems like high level collegiate athletics today is more about the $$$$ than it is playing for free to get a college education.

  4. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 8 years ago

    Shooting the three well can take you a long way in the tourney, one great player can carry a team, and smothering aggressive defense.  I've always like Duke for their tough man on man.

  5. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 8 years ago

    One other thing is to look for a team that is peaking at the end of the year.  Strong teams that play their best ball early in the year rarely win the tourney.  While a team that finishes strong can go a long ways.

 
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