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What if rival college basketball teams used their best player of all-time? (REVISED EDITION)

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TWELVE WAYS THIS LIST WILL REKINDLE THE SPARK IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP

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Elite Daily wrote this article back in the fall, choosing all time teams for each of the rivalries and turning it into a LISTICLE. Since this is 2015, it's circulating today because rivalry week and OOOLOOKFANCYGRAPHICS. Read through the piece and you'll see that this writer has a ton of experience in college basketball, such as:

  • used to play NCAA FINAL FOUR 2002 a ton, man
  • read a couple wikipedia articles about it
  • follows Jay Bilas on twitter (HAHA, HE TWEETS ABOUT JEEZY, HOW RELATABLE)
Exhibit, one:


This is not the most egregious exampe (SEE, BREVIN NIGHT) -- but exactly one of these players made it past his sophomore season at Indiana. But it's okay! You go to Elite Daily for real, substantive reporting on the issues that matter. They don't have time to know about college basketball! WE'RE HERE TO HELP.

THE REVISED RIVALRY ROSTERS, BUT NOT ALL OF THEM BECAUSE I'M LAZY, RANKED IN SOME ARBITRARY MANNER:

10. ILLINOIS - MISSOURI

Illinois Missouri
James Augustine Frank Haith
Deon Thomas Frank Haith
Bruce Pearl's tape recorder Frank Haith
#DREAMKILLER Frank Haith
some ice thrown at Eric Gordon's parents Frank Haith

9. OHIO STATE-MICHIGAN

Ohio State Michigan
Cardale Jones Jim Harbaugh
Eddie George Tom Brady
DeVier Posey Braylon Edwards
AJ Hawk Tractor Traylor
Maurice Clarett aw shit wait wrong sport

8. LOUISVILLE - KENTUCKY

Louisville Kentucky
DENNY CRUM Trey Lyles
Pervis Ellison a range rover
a chicken-potato bowl home for Trey Lyles' parents
horses? what else do 18-year olds like
Jon Bois FIRST ROUND DRAFT PICK!

7. UCLA - USC

UCLA USC
Ed O'Bannon Nick Young
steve OJ Mayo
alford Brian Scalabrine
to DACOACHO
indiana DeMar DeRozan


6. CINCINNATI - XAVIER

5. INDIANA - PURDUE

Indiana Purdue
Damon Bailey Robbie Hummel
Truth From Evansville BIG DOG
a kilroy's breadstick pristine turfgrass
hold on adjusting my pants did you know we landed on the moon
"BANNNERZZZ BRO"

Chris Kramer's jawline


4. DUKE - NORTH CAROLINA

Duke North Carolina
Carlos Boozer Eric Montross
some jeezy lyrics tobacco products
#PEAKCAUCASITY the 2000 final four team i liked them
Mercer Michael Jordan
Cherokee Parks old Michael Jordan

3. GEORGETOWN - VILLANOVA

Georgetown Villanova
Allen Iverson Kyle Lowry
BIDEN a Kyle Lowry trade rumor
legislative gridlock hey jay wright looks like clooney
Ewing's knees who else plays for villanova
playoff Roy Hibbert fine another Lowry trade rumor

2. IOWA - IOWA STATE

Iowa Iowa State
Luke Recker Marcus Fizer
Roy Marble Fred Hoiberg
a punt Jamaal Tinsley, fresh out of a strip club brawl
*eyepoke* a very inspiring but ineffective paul rhoads speech
corn corn

1. TENNESSEE - MEMPHIS

Tennessee Memphis
Chris Lofton FAT PENNY
NO KALIN LUCAS WHY Darius Washington, Jr.
David Cutcliffe DJ Paul, on the set of his cooking show
go-kart tracks Project Pat
a women's player Juicy J

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