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LAS VEGAS – Whether or not you bought into the NCAA's spook stories that Jerry Tarkanian was shady, it's a fact the legendary basketball coach relied on one particular trick to keep his UNLV recruits in the dark. The school was called Tumbleweed Tech back then. It was the early 1970s, and the glitzy Runnin' Rebels were barely a glimmer in Tarkanian's eye. So to lur…

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When his phone rang Tuesday morning, Bill Martin was filling out his NCAA Tournament bracket. "I'm still a junkie," said Martin, the Georgetown forward who logged more minutes than superstar center Patrick Ewing in 1984-85, their senior season. Among his first pen strokes? Drawing a line through Villanova. Doesn't matter Villanova is the defending champion, is ran…