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2014 NCAA Tournament Bracket Gets Revamped Based on Brand Teams Wear

DURHAM, NC - FEBRUARY 13:  A view of the new Air Jordan shoes worn by the North Carolina Tar Heels during their game against the Duke Blue Devils at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 13, 2013 in Durham, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Kyle NewportFeatured ColumnistMarch 17, 2014

The 2014 NCAA tournament field has been announced, and it gets even more interesting once you look at the bracket based on what brands the teams wear.

Nike has the legendary programs (North Carolina, Duke and Kentucky), but Adidas has started to make a name for itself by unveiling bold postseason uniforms in recent seasons. Those two companies are the most recognizable. However, there are a few other companies that are involved in this year's tournament.

Take a look at the field:

Bleacher Report

Now check out the field when the teams are replaced by brands:

The Sporting News' Chris Littmann has the breakdown:

CompanyNumber of Teams
Nike/Jordan          45
Adidas          18
Russell Athletic           4
Under Armour           1

[Sporting News]

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