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2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Bracket

11 Texas

First Four

Midwest

Duke 1

LSU 9

UNI 5

Wyoming 12

UNI 5

East

6 Butler

11 Texas

11 Texas

2 Kansas

Duke 1

11 Texas

National Championship

National Champion

(Best College On and Off the Court)

Best Colleges On the Court & In the Classroom

What if the National Championship were awarded to the team that did the best both athletically and academically? The real game to be won is in preparing students for success after college. Some colleges succeed at both, the best of which is declared the winner below.

11 BYU

6 Xavier

VCU

6 Xavier

Baylor

West

UCLA 11 

Iowa 7

Iowa 7

Gonzaga 2

Duke 1

South

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