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Parity in College Basketball Is Sign of Decline

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When top-ranked Indiana fell to a mediocre Illinois squad Thursday night on a buzzer beater, the buzz across my Twitter feed from college hoops junkies was that we’re in the midst of a spectacular college basketball season.

Five straight weeks, the team ranked No. 1 has been knocked off. Even more fascinating, the nation’s elites have been incredibly vulnerable to the nation’s also-rans — evidenced by lowly TCU’s shocking upset of Big 12 bully Kansas and Arkansas’ hard-to-fathom bludgeoning of No. 2-ranked Florida.

 

This year, the madness hasn’t waited for March. The hoop heads have taken notice and they’re quite pleased.

 

“Illinois beats No. 1 Ind. at buzzer. Best college basketball regular season ever? Theoretically, it...

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