Size doesn’t always matter in basketball, particularly in the NCAA Tournament where guard play has dominated the festivities in recent years.
Back in the ’80s, centers like Hakeem Olajuwon, Patrick Ewing, Pervis Ellison and David Robinson became household names in this tourney, but these days, the bigs often play a secondary role to point guards and small forwards.
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