The 10 Wackiest and Wildest Team Names in the NCAA Tournament

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The 10 Wackiest and Wildest Team Names in the NCAA Tournament
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In the mascot version of Spygate, BYU's lion takes top secret photography to study the ways of the more creative NCAA counterparts in the tournament.

This week a lot will be said about bracketology, which team will win it all and workplace efficiency during the fever-pitch days of March Madness, but few have ventured into the territory of following the most unusual and creative team nicknames to grace the NCAA tournament this year.

Though the UC-Irvine Anteaters and the Western Illinois Leathernecks didn't make it this year there are many creative team names (several of which are the underdogs we come to love at this time of year) to root for in this year's NCAA tournament.

If uniform design has become a competitive advantage at Oregon in football, then surely mascot names and outfits can have an impact on the NCAA basketball tournament. 

Let's take a light-hearted look at the most interesting team names in this year's March Madness and ponder "what's in a name?"

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