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Breaking down the NCAA West Region

Breaking down the NCAA West Region

Get to know No. 1: Nobody takes better care of the ball than Wisconsin. That's the Badgers' trademark. What stands out about this season's Badgers is how they couple explosive plays with precision plays. Frank Kaminsky headlines, but forwards Sam Dekker and Nigel Hayes are forces in their own right while point guard Bronson Koenig likely saved the season filling in for injured Traevon Jackson. Cinderella: No. 6 Xavier has eight top-50 RPI wins and the advantage of opening against a tired play-in team (BYU or Ole Miss). There's no shame in losing to top-seeded Villanova in the Big East championship game. Center Matt Stainbrook will get back on a roll after the Wildcats...

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