How to Know Your Team Is Ready for March Madness

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How to Know Your Team Is Ready for March Madness
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Coach K will try for his 12th Final Four.

We’re less than a week away from Selection Sunday and all that’s sitting in between us and that field of 68 is a week long feast of conference tournaments. 

The fans have it rough, don’t they?

There’s no time for massive overhauls. The only improvements will be marginal.

Seniors are gearing up for their last run, freshmen mentally preparing for their first dose of basketball nirvana.

And the only question that matters is whether your team is fit for a deep March run.

There’s no guaranteed formula, but that won’t stop tireless coaches from trying to discover one. Experience, perimeter shooting, guard play, size, coaching, momentum, defense and reserves all play a role in winning a championship. But lacking a few of those components doesn’t necessarily disqualify a team. That’s why, in its truest form, the tournament is madness.

It’s the coaches’ job to find to find the right calibration of each, even if there’s no exact science. 

Here’s how you can be sure that your team is ready to roll once the field is announced. 

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