Pat Forde breaks down his 10 top contenders for 2010-11, plus another baker's dozen that could make some major noise.
Welcome to the Big Dance Edition of Forde Minutes, where we find the bracket to be an absolute work of art.
In honor of March, The Minutes is going into triple OT -- that's right, 55 minutes -- paying homage to the game's greatest venues as well as previewing early mid-major conference tournaments.
From the bloodied bluebloods to chemistry class to a dozen of the best games left, The Minutes clocks it all.
From hoops stars in the Winter Olympics to conference rankings to a seed report, The Minutes clocks it all.
From boisterous managers to mid-major studs to former No. 1 duds, The Minutes clocks it all.
From Selection Sunday to the Coen brothers to the players under pressure, The Minutes -- Big Dance edition! -- runs through it all.
From the stretch-run story lines to the multi-bid monopoly to the underachievers, The Minutes runs through it all.
From the differences between hoops schools and non-hoops schools to ruggedness on the floor to the hots and nots, The Minutes runs through it all.
Kentucky has avoided what has plagued Duke, Michigan State, Syracuse and other programs in recent years -- the one-and-done player. Until, perhaps, now.