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Sports Illustrated DIGITAL

March 18, 2013
March 18, 2013

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March 18, 2013

GOLF PLUS
LEADING OFF
THE MAIL
CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS
  • THE BLACKHAWKS' RECORD START—THEY TORE THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF THEIR SCHEDULE WITHOUT LOSING A GAME IN REGULATION—CAPTIVATED A CITY AND REINVIGORATED THE BELEAGUERED NHL

OLYMPIC SPORTS
  • LINDSEY VONN'S HORRIFIC FEBRUARY CRASH PUT HER CAREER ON HOLD AND FURTHER SHOOK UP HER ALREADY HECTIC LIFE. NOW, 11 MONTHS FROM SOCHI, SHE'S LASER-FOCUSED ON GETTING BACK ON THE MOUNTAIN AND RECLAIMING HER POSITION ATOP THE SKI WORLD

MARCH MADNESS
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GREATEST PLAYERS IN NCAA TOURNAMENT HISTORY

This is an article from the March 18, 2013 issue

This is going to be big. To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the NCAA tournament, SI.com ranked the top 75 players in the history of the Big Dance. Yes, the Big E, the Big O and the Big Dipper are all there. No, Big Country, Big Baby and the Big Aristotle are not. See the full list at SI.com/mag

Tyler Hansbrough

Led the Tar Heels to the 2009 NCAA title and is the only player in ACC history to lead his team in scoring and rebounding for four seasons.

Lew Alcindor

Lost just two games in three seasons while leading UCLA to three national titles.

Oscar Robertson

Averaged 33.8 points at Cincinnati and led the Bearcats to back-to-back Final Fours in 1959 and '60.

Larry Bird

Won both the Wooden and the Naismith awards and led Indiana State to its first—and only— national championship game in 1979.

Patrick Ewing

A three-time All-America and 1985 Naismith Player of the Year who led Georgetown to the 1984 title.

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Christian Laettner's last-second jumper to win the NCAA East Regional in 1992 was fantastic (unless you're a Kentucky fan), but was it the best moment in March Madness history? Download SI's tablet edition at SI.com/activate to count down the 10 greatest tournament memories.

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Football In Bloom

Who's ready for the fall? Stewart Mandel, Andy Staples and the rest of SI's college football experts break down the spring practice season with conference-by-conference reports. Go to SI.com/video

Someday, when his grandkids ask why he was on the shelf during spring training in 2013, Michael Taylor might want to embellish the story: The A's outfielder can't play because he gashed his pinkie while throwing away a piece of gum. Get more Bizarre Injuries of the Day at SI.com/extramustard

PHOTOJOHN G. ZIMMERMAN (ROBERTSON)PHOTOJAMES DRAKE (BIRD)PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH (FOOTBALL)PHOTOJAY PAUL/BLOOMBERG/GETTY IMAGES (GUM)PHOTOAMY SANCETTA/AP (LAETTNER)PHOTOMANNY MILLAN (EWING)PHOTORICH CLARKSON (ALCINDOR)PHOTOPEYTON WILLIAMS/ICON SMI (HANSBROUGH)PHOTO