Basketball Belief: How the 16 Teams Left in March Madness Reflect Spirituality

No more Friars. No more Demon Deacons. Even those hated Blue Devils are gone. The NCAA Basketball Tournament has been hard on teams with religious nicknames. And for casual fans like to inject a little spiritual insanity into their March Madness (and whose brackets are already busted), it’s hard to know just who to root for. Is there a team that a Christian can embrace because of the team’s spirituality? Who would Jesus pick?

Well, fear not, casual fans. This blog will give you spiritual cover for any team you want to root for (even if, heaven forbid, it’s Kentucky). Turns out, if you Google long enough (and your logic is tortured enough), every team in the tourney has a spiritual feather or two in its cap.

We’ll take our rundown of the 16 teams region by region, beginning with …

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