- Associated Press - Friday, November 5, 2010

It can’t be seven months ago that Gordon Hayward’s shot from halfcourt came so close to providing one of the greatest endings in sports history.

It can’t be eight months ago that a lot of people learned in a hurry to correctly pronounce Ali Farokhmanesh, after the Northern Iowa guard hit the 3-pointer that everybody has imitated whenever they get on a court.

Time to file away those memories of Butler and Duke’s epic title game, of the Panthers beating top-ranked Kansas on a jaw-dropping 3. A new season gets under way Monday and the biggest change will come in March when, for the first time, people fill out NCAA tournament brackets that have three more teams and three more games _ one between the other two No. 16 seeds and two between the last four at-large teams selected.

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