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This is the first of a 2-part series looking at some of the best players in the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Part 1 looks at standouts from the Big 6 conferences. Part 2, coming Thursday, will discuss the best of the mid-majors.
(RNN) – The commoners are creeping closer, but basketball's nobles still hold the castle surrounding the NCAA national championship.
Teams from the Big 6 – ACC, Big Ten, Big 12, Big East, Pac 12 and SEC – have won the last 22 titles. The most recent time a squad outside the major programs walked away from the Big Dance as champions was in 1990, when UNLV won it all.
Last season was a return to dominance for the power schools; only Ohio of the Mid-American Conference and the Atlantic 10's Xavier made it into the second week of play.
That bucked the trend of previous tournaments when mid-majors broke past the gates of the Sweet Sixteen – most notably Butler, which was in the final game two years in a row.
But 2012 was also an outlier in the terms of the talent pool. Many top freshman from 2011 stayed in school another year – most at Big 6 programs – and the incoming class of newbies was one of the strongest in a decade.
With that pool a little more shallow, the Butlers, Gonzagas and New Mexicos have a much better chance of ending that 22-year streak.
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A child has some minor injuries after a crash involving a school bus in Donelson. The school bus only had one child on board when a car collided with it at the intersection of Allen Road and Lakeland Drive. TheMore >>
The school bus only had one child on board when a car collided with it at the intersection of Allen Road and Lakeland Drive.More >>
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Police say a suspected car burglar that they've been looking for was finally arrested overnight. Aaron Tidwell is believed to be involved in three sets of car burglaries that happened in Nashville. PoliceMore >>
Police say a suspected car burglar that they've been looking for was finally arrested overnight.More >>
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A minor traffic stop ended with a Metro police officer being thrown to the ground. Police pulled a driver over on Patricia Drive for a broken tail light around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. More >>
Police pulled a driver over on Patricia Drive for a broken tail light around 2:45 a.m. Tuesday. The driver told police he could not find his driver's license, and while police tried to figure out who he was, he allegedly ran away.More >>