NCAA Tournament Preview stories in the SI Vault

Bravo For The Baron By Frank Deford, March 07, 1966 A new, mellow Adolph Rupp last week led his undefeated Kentucky Wildcats past Tennessee and into the hazardous role of favorite for an unprecedented fifth national collegiate basketball championship.

Head Over Heels In Love By Curry Kirkpatrick, March 13, 1972 North Carolina is flipping with team spirit. Now, if everybody can just master the shadowbox and the hook-back, the Heels could go places.

Neatness Counts For The Falcons By E.M. Swift, March 12, 1979 The team from tidy little Bowling Green aims to sweep to the NCAA tournament.

One Devil Of A Team By Curry Kirkpatrick, March 17, 1986 No. 1-ranked Duke charged into the NCAAs after knocking off Georgia Tech for the ACC title.

The First Fan By Alexander Wolff, March 21, 1994 President Clinton is hog-wild about the Arkansas Razorbacks and their chances of going all the way.

Let The Madness Begin By Alexander Wolff, March 20, 2000 Forget trying to figure out who's going to win. With every team suffering from some weakness, let us tell you how all but a final four will lose.

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