Ranking the 20 Greatest Big Men in College Basketball History

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Ranking the 20 Greatest Big Men in College Basketball History
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Having a superstar big man isn’t the only way to turn your college basketball team into a winner, but it sure helps. Many of the most overpowering teams in the history of the game have been built around one unstoppable, low-post force.

One of the most recent additions to that pantheon is North Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough. The emotional leader of the 2009 national champs rewrote the record books of one of the game's most storied programs.

Read on for more on Hansbrough and 19 more of the most awe-inspiring centers and power forwards ever to step on a college court. The rankings are based on several factors, but individual numbers and ability to lead a winning team are the primary determinants.

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