Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

NCAA Tournament from a to Z

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

NCAA Tournament from a to Z

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ournament from A to Z

NCAA tournament from A to Z

A is for Fairview's Kyle Anderson, the 6-foot-8 orchestrator of UCLA's trademark fast break.

B is for the happy ticket scalpers in Buffalo, who have Syracuse playing there Thursday and Ohio State vs. Dayton.

C is for Harvard's Brandyn Curry, who sold life insurance in North Carolina last year after being suspended for plagiarism.

D is for the Denny's used in "Breaking Bad," located directly across the street from New Mexico's main campus.

E is for Coastal Carolina coach Cliff Ellis, one of six coaches to bring four teams to the NCAA tournament.

F is for San Diego State coach Steve Fisher. He's matched against Marvin Menzies of New Mexico State, who was on Fisher's first SDSU staff in 1999.

G is for New Mexico State's gigantic front line. Starting center Sim Bhullar is 7-foot-5, 355 pounds and his brother Tanveer, his backup, is 7-3, 335.

H is for Mercer guard Langston Hall, who as a youngster once wore a Kobe Bryant jersey to a piano recital.

I is for the basketball crazy state of Indiana, which like New Jersey, doesn't have a team in the 68-team field.

J is for Wisconsin guard Traevon Jackson, son of Jim Jackson, former Ohio State and NBA standout.

K is for Sean Kilpatrick, the only 2,000-plus scorer in Cincinnati history besides the great Oscar Robertson.

L is for General Robert E. Lee, a graduate of Mercer long before there was something called March Madness.

M is for Michigan State coach Tom Izzo, who is 39-15 in NCAA games and has been to six Final Fours (winning in 2000).

N is for Shabazz Napier, UConn's mighty mite guard, who leads the Huskies in scoring, rebounding and assists.

O is for Ohio State senior Aaron Craft, who's an Academic All- American as well as a quality point guard and team leader.

P is for Providence's Bryce Cotton, who received a scholarship from the Friars two days before his freshman orientation at Pima (Ariz. …

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