10 things to know for the NCAA tournament

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8. GET YOUR TICKETS …

There’s a possible second-round matchup brewing in Salt Lake City between Arizona and New Mexico, two programs with some of the best-traveling, rowdiest fans in the country. It’s a short flight from Tucson and Albuquerque to SLC. This will be among the toughest tickets to get in the first week.

9. BIG TEN POWER …

The Big Ten was widely viewed as the best conference in basketball this season. Ohio State, Michigan State or both have made the Final Four in eight of the past 13 seasons. The Buckeyes, on a roll after winning the conference tournament Sunday, are seeded second in the West, while Tom Izzo’s Spartans are third in the Midwest.

10. NAMES TO WATCH, THIS YEAR AND NEXT …

You could see any of these players in the Final Four this year _ or the NBA next year: Trey Burke (Michigan), Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State), Ben McLemore (Kansas), Cody Zeller (Indiana).

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