Lone Star State Hopes to Break 50-Year CBB Championship Drought

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NORTH TEXAS - March and madness…they go together like Easter and egg hunts, wings and dip, pizza and beer. Hungry yet?

This is the time of year when people have an insatiable appetite for all things college basketball and this year, Texas fans have a lot to chew on. Five teams from the Lone Star state got invited to the big dance, but a few teams in the West region of the bracket could turn it into the Wild West in no time.

That's where Texas and Texas A&M start their tourney dreams. If each team gets into the second round, they'll meet each other in a Texas two-step match-up that'll be sure to re-kindle what used to be a legendary Big 12 rivalry.

Also in the West region, 5th-seeded Baylor will be trying to avoid the dreaded 5-12 upset; that would bring back nightmares of last year's early exit.

Texas Tech hopes their dance doesn't end too soon with a tough opening match-up against perennial Cinderella Butler, and the 14-seeded Lumberjacks have a tall tree to chop down as they eye for an upset against West Virginia.

No matter which Texas team you root for, this will be the last year you'll be able to participate in March Madness fun via FanDuel. The daily fantasy site will stop accepting paid entries in Texas by May.

So here's to hoping one of these Texas teams ends the state's 50-year drought of cutting down the nets. You are free to officially start going mad Thursday.

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