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Wichita State, whose team includes a Rockford kid, would be the least likely NCAA champs ever
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By Pat Cunningham
April 3, 2013 3:20 p.m.

Since celebrated political polling analyst Nate Silver is also a noted numbers cruncher in the world of sports, I’m inclined to pay attention to his slants on the NCAA college basketball tournament.
And since one of the teams in the Final Four, the Wichita State Shockers, has a freshman player who prepped at Auburn High School in Rockford (Fred Van Vleet, pictured above with the ball), I’m especially interested in how Silver rates their chances.
HERE‘s what he says:

The FiveThirtyEight model gave Wichita State only a 1.3 percent chance of reaching the Final Four before the tournament began, ...

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