Published Thursday, March 15, 2012 AT 2:28 AM / Updated at 2:47 AM
Special Section: 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Preview
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Thursday’s editions of The World-Herald come with a 10-page special section dedicated to the tipoff of the 2012 NCAA men’s basketball tournament (click here to find the nearest location to pick one up).

Filled with stories, lists, charts, great photos and more — it’s packed with content (and highlights even more online — find those below).

Here’s a list of all the pieces that make up the section:

STORIES
>> Forecast for Kansas-Missouri showdown: Bitter cold
>> NCAA Tournament Bracket Breakdown
>> Shatel: KU-Mizzou rivalry is in a unique class
>> Virginia’s Scott held off haircut until Cavs made tourney
>> Short-handed Tigers aspire to add to storybook season
>> Rival may get more attention, but St. Mary’s serves notice
>> Forgettable season turned memorable for Detroit
>> Public invited to watch team practices at arena

ONLINE EXTRAS
>> Live Chat: Thursday’s opening rounds
>> Tournament Central: Omaha.com’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament page
>> Contest: NCAA men’s basketball bracket challenge
>> Interactive Map: Downtown Omaha event map
>> Creighton Section: Bluejays NCAA tournament preview

If that’s not enough, we posted a PDF of the NCAA Tournament preview section, and have several other stories covering Iowa State’s matchup with the Huskies, the group of four NCAA-bound Colorado State players with Nebraska ties, Creighton assistant Tom Merfeld’s story of unlikely NCAA success and more on Omaha.com/sports. We’ve even covered the economic impact of hosting, and selected a few great places to watch the games.

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