Bleacher Report's NBA March Madness Tournament

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Bleacher Report's NBA March Madness Tournament
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Can Kemba Walker lead Connecticut to a title one more time?

March Madness is always one of the most entertaining sporting events on the calendar, so let's expand it and allow the professional basketball players to compete as well. And I'm not just talking about the current ones.

To make an NBA version of March Madness happen, I went through the pages of Basketball-Reference.com and created rosters for each of the 96 schools that have produced at least 12 NBA talents. 

From there, I turned to a seeding committee, made up of myself and seven close friends, all of whom are basketball aficionados. We ranked the teams from No. 1 through No. 96, and the results determined where the 64 tournament-bound squads fell in the bracket. 

Next, I had B/R's NBA writers and editors vote on each and every matchup. Whomever earned the most votes advanced to the next round. 

In this article, you'll be presented with quite a bit of information. 

The next four slides contain the 64 teams, broken up into four regions in typical March Madness style, and the rosters for each one. After that, you'll see the rounds of the tournament unfold, starting with the Round of 64 and finishing with an epic championship matchup. 

When you're looking through these games, keep the following rules in mind:

1. Rosters were determined by selecting the 12 best players, regardless of position. Two players of the same position can only be in the starting lineup if there's no one from a certain position on the roster. 

2. This results in some strong bench players. You can shift the lineup in your head however you want. For example, when you get to Georgetown, you're more than welcome to play Allen Iverson and four centers in your mind, even if that's not how the lineup is listed. 

3. What players did in college does not matter. We're only considering their NBA prowess. 

4. We're looking at each player during the peak of his career. When that is, well, that's up for you to decide.

Without further ado, I present to you B/R's official NBA March Madness tournament!

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