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National final: Recruiting wisdom

When the ball tipped on Monday night to open the national championship tilt between surprising combatants Connecticut and Kentucky, most fans watched the game on its own terms.

But from a recruiting perspective, and especially now that the travel season will command the spotlight without the distraction of actual college games, some insights became apparent during the respective teams' tournament runs as well as during the game itself. A team can win big with elite talent, even if almost no experience is present. Kentucky, which single-handedly altered and then...

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