March Madness 2013: wilder than usual?

A 75th anniversary, by definition, should be something special. That's what college basketball fans are expecting as the National Collegiate Athletic Association's men's tournament (aka 'March Madness') shifts into high gear this week.

2. Champs no show

Kentucky, the defending national champion, struggled through a 21-11 season with its latest crop of blue-chip freshmen. Consequently, it becomes the fifth champion since 1987 to miss the tournament the following year.

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