Kentucky, UNC, Virginia lead early 2016 NCAA title odds

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Kentucky, Virginia, UNC open with best 2016 title odds
Tuesday April 7th, 2015

Kentucky, North Carolina and Virginia have all been given 10-1 odds to win the 2016 national championship, according to Westgate Las Vegas

Maryland and Villanova are next at 12-1 odds.

Duke won the 2015 title on Monday with a victory over Wisconsin, who defeated Kentucky in the semifinals on Saturday.

HAMILTON: What's next for Duke, Wisconsin?

Kentucky coach John Calipari recently said his five starters are likely to declare for the NBA draft, but the Wildcats bring in the current No. 2 recruiting class, as ranked by Rivals. 

UNC reached the Sweet 16 before falling to the Badgers. Brice Johnson and Justin Jackson, two of the Tar Heels leading scorers, have already announced they will return next year.

Virginia, which was a No. 2 seed in this year's tournament, loses senior Darion Atkins but could potentially return all other key players.

- Molly Geary


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