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College basketball is back. Here's a first crack at the March Madness bracket.

Nov 06, 2018 - Washington Post Blogs

One of the great curiosities each preseason is realizing the value so many people place on an NCAA tournament run the previous year. Couple that with a solid returning core group, and expectations immediately shoot through the roof when they probably shouldn't.

Take a pair of teams that made surprise Elite Eight appearances last year.

Kansas State went 25-12, but what everyone remembers is the Wildcats dismissing Creighton, UMBC and especiall...