Kevin Huerter has been getting ready to play in his first NCAA tournament game for most of his life.
When he was old enough to fill out a bracket, Huerter took his shot in the ultra-competitive family pool in upstate Clifton Park, N.Y. The winner didn't get money; the reward was being able to deliver a year's worth of trash talk.
"This is always my favorite time of year, and a lot of other people's, filling out the bracket, seeing how your teams were doing, watching every game," the Maryland freshman guard said Tuesday. "Staying home from school, or leaving school early to watch the games. We loved it so much."
In 2008, the 9-year-old nearly won...