NCAA Tournament: Predicting the Winner If Every Player Had Stayed in School

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NCAA Tournament: Predicting the Winner If Every Player Had Stayed in School
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March Madness tends to leave a lot of fans wondering, “What if?”—just ask anybody who was rooting for Missouri if the Tigers could’ve survived the tournament’s other No. 15 seeds. There is, however, another simple change that could have radically altered this (or any) NCAA Tournament: what if all the college hoops stars now in the NBA had stayed their full four years on campus?

The Florida State Seminoles have plenty of reason to ask that question. If would-be senior Chris Singleton were still in FSU's starting lineup instead of the Washington Wizards’, the ‘Noles would have been a good bet to survive longer than the Round of 32.

Herein, a look at the NCAA Tournament that might have been, starting (for brevity’s sake) from a putative Sweet 16.

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