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Battle of Heavyweights for NCAA Title

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The underdogs were cute, and Butler two years ago was a special treat, but sooner or later we really had to get back to basics in the NCAA Tournament.

We needed a championship game with true heft, cachet, and romance, a title game of college basketball elites. You don’t need one every year, but it’s good to have one every once in a while in which more than a century of tradition permeates every aspect of the matchup.

And so we give you for the 74th championship game in NCAA Tournament history a matchup Monday night between the most pluperfect ultra of ultra-establishment teams. We give you a matchup between the two winningest programs in college basketball, teams with a combined total ...

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