Duke, UNC and the Top 5 Schools That Mix Great Academics with Good Basketball

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Duke, UNC and the Top 5 Schools That Mix Great Academics with Good Basketball
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College basketball is mainly about the chaos and excitement of March Madness, and the great players and coaches who have the nation's attention for a few months of the year.

Lost in the jumble is the focus on academics. It is often hard to remember that college basketball players are student-athletes, and student comes first in that title.

While these players aren't on television because of their accomplishments in the classroom, some of these athletes play ball at elite academic institutions.

There are many fine universities across the country, and plenty of great college basketball teams, but these five schools combine the two best out of anyone.

 

SAT scores according to satscores.us.

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