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Marvin Bagley III leads an impressive Duke team into the 2018 NCAA Tournament. | Ben McKeown  AP

Courtesy of Brian Kroneberger of RBC Wealth Management, this bracket shows the four-year cost at each university in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. Illegal wagering is often done through bookies, on illegal offshore websites or through sports pools like popular March Madness basketball bracket pools. While you can pick up virtual tickets for $2.99 per game, you can also pay a single fee of $21.99 for all the games.

Let's face it - March Madness appeals to the masses. However, it was a not-so-wise decision to only give them one bracket - forcing them to come to agreement on all the picks.

Jevon Carter may be the player I am most looking forward to watching in the entire tournament.

Basketball is a game of spurts, and nearly every team suffers dry spells on offense from time to time. Eight NCAA Tournament misses since 2004 isn't a good thing. However, there are always one or two mid-major guys, playing under the radar all year, that sneak into the first round of the draft. They're convinced enough to have FiveThirtyEight write over a thousand words on the topic, hailing the Quakers (underrated mascot in my opinion) as the best No. 16 team in history, period. Carr averaged 41.3 points per game in seven outings. I'm not one who professes any kind of exceptional prognostication ability when it comes to filling out the tournament bracket.

If it weren't for all those monsters to beat - to say nothing of that wonderfully designed, NCAA-created, 68-team piece of art called the bracket - the tournament wouldn't be anything more than an extension of a 5,000-game, 351-team regular season, 99 percent of which flies past mainstream America completely unnoticed.

The Musketeers are already being positioned as the weakest one-seed, but North Carolina and especially MI are coming into the tournament on a hot streak.

However, they've had time to rest after losing their first game in the SEC Tournament. That year's tournament ended with Magic Johnson's Michigan State Spartans defeating Larry Bird's Indiana State Sycamores. Each game will present the two ticket options.

The VCU Rams burst on to the national scene with a run in the 2011 NCAA tournament, backed behind head coach Shaka Smart's havoc defense. However, if they go down by double digits in the second half of a game, they're going to find it hard to score enough to come back.

The final four and championship games will be on TBS. No. 6-seed Houston needed a last-second layup from guard Rob Gray to edge No. 11-seed San Diego State 67-65 Thursday night.

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