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NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
With ties to Laurel, Cook, Brenton see the world through basketball
With ties to Laurel, Cook, Brenton see the world through basketball

March Madness is underway and the best and worst of college basketball is on display. The NCAA men's basketball tournament — on the positive side — annually provides exciting upsets and a fair share of buzzer beaters. There is a local angle as former St. Vincent Pallotti High student Marcquise Reed (a graduate of Capitol Christian in Upper Marlboro) is the second-leading scorer and a freshman guard for a Robert Morris team that won the Northeast Conference title to clinch an automatic berth in the national tourney. On the down side the sport is still struggling to remain an amateur institution, with flagship program Syracuse the latest big-time school to run into...

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