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By Brahma Chellaney
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Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Clark Kellogg
College basketball fans with fond memories of the wild 2011 NCAA tournament may have forgotten this fact: A mostly tranquil regular season led up to it, with the four top seeds combining for just 13 loses.
Eighteen games against some of the best college teams in the country — playing three times a week, every week, for over two months — can take its toll. Throw in a week against that same top-flight competition in the conference tournament at Madison Square Garden and it's not hard to see why no Big East team has won a national title since 2004.
The Indiana Pacers have chosen Clark Kellogg as its vice president for player relations.
"Because of that, you're going to have some matchups that will create high drama," he said. "And teams that come out of 8-9 games against certain 1s may be better positioned to move on."
"Much of the tumult you see during the regular season happens in conference play on the home court of the underdog," he said.