As college basketball teams across the country ready themselves for the stretch run, a certain reality is beginning to set in:
They are who we think they are.
Unless, that is, they get a visit from the Jigsaw Man. Regular visitors to this space know all about him. He is the hardworking piecemaker who spies deficiencies and scavenges for players who fit those holes. The Jigsaw Man may be generous but he prefers not to be obvious. He likes a challenge. We all know any team would be better if it had Anthony Davis. The Jigsaw Man would rather plug holes with obscure players whom he believes would benefit from the switch as much as their new teams.
I'm happy to report that the Jigsaw Man has recently rectified the deficiencies of 15 prominent teams. If you are a fan of the Fortunate Fifteen, he does not want your thanks. He just wants you to be who you think you are. And if your team was not chosen, take heart. You never know when you'll get a visit from the Jigsaw Man in his never-ending quest to beautify college basketball, piece by piece.
Herewith, the 15 puzzles: