NCAA Bracket 2011: If It Were a One-on-One Tournament, Who Wins?

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NCAA Bracket 2011: If It Were a One-on-One Tournament, Who Wins?
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With all this talk about the power rankings of the teams going into this year's NCAA tournament, I had a thought. Great players take their teams to great heights, right? So how about instead of each team bringing their entire squad to the tournament, they send their best player?

I know, it ruins a lot of the fun. No longer would the backup freshman guard come off the bench to score 12 straight points and lead his team to victory. No more pick-and-rolls, no more alley-oops. Just good ol' playground one-on-one. Shoot for ball, ones and twos, make it take it, first player to 21 wins.

It's a very subjective distinction to be a team's "best player" in most cases. Obviously, one would not argue against Kemba Walker being UConn's best player or Keith Benson being Oakland's. But for the purposes of being as objective as possible, I'll assume that each team will send their leading scorer.

To make this easier, I will put four match-ups per slide until the later rounds. That way, you don't need to read my three paragraphs about why Jimmer Fredette would beat Wofford's Noah Dahlman in the first round.

So here it is--March Madness one-on-one style.

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