College Basketball: 25 Wackiest Team Names and Mascots in the Country

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College Basketball: 25 Wackiest Team Names and Mascots in the Country
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College sports are filled with all sorts of traditions and displays of school pride, and some NCAA hoops teams have downright bizarre nicknames and mascots.

Some schools nickname themselves after socks, others after plants, and one is even named after a doll.

Why is the mighty North Carolina program called the "Tar Heels"? What in the world is a "Gaucho"? Which school calls itself the "Anteaters"?

Let's find out, as we take a look at the 25 wackiest names and mascots in college basketball.

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