Mascots represent

What would the Big Dance be without those loveable mascots roaming the sidelines? Nothing.




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Ole Miss v Wisconsin

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 22: Bucky Badger, mascot of the Wisconsin Badgers, performs in the second half against the Ole Miss Rebels during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 22, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

La Salle v Kansas State

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 22: The Explorer, mascot for the La Salle Explorers, performs in the first half against the Kansas State Wildcats during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 22, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

La Salle v Kansas State

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 22: Willie the Wildcat, mascot of the Kansas State Wildcats, performs in the first half against the La Salle Explorers during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 22, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)

Colorado v Illinois

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 22: The Colorado Buffaloes mascot Chip performs during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Frank Erwin Center on March 22, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Villanova v North Carolina

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 22: Rameses, the mascot for the North Carolina Tar Heels, performs in the first half against the Villanova Wildcats during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 22, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Villanova v North Carolina

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 22: The Villanova Wildcats cheerleaders hoist mascot Will D. Cat into the air in the first half against the North Carolina Tar Heels during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 22, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Northwestern State v Florida

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 22: The Florida Gators mascot performs during the game against the Northwestern State Demons during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Frank Erwin Center on March 22, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Western Kentucky v Kansas

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 22: Big Jay, the mascot for the Kansas Jayhawks, performs in the first half of the game against the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Sprint Center on March 22, 2013 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Minnesota v UCLA

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 22: Head coach Tubby Smith of the Minnesota Golden Gophers watches his team play against the UCLA Bruins with their mascot during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Frank Erwin Center on March 22, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Minnesota v UCLA

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 22: The UCLA Bruin mascot Joe Bruin performs during the game against Minnesota Golden Gophers during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at The Frank Erwin Center on March 22, 2013 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

Bucknell v Butler

LEXINGTON, KY - MARCH 21: Butler Blue III, mascot for the Butler Bulldogs, performs in the second half against the Bucknell Bison during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Rupp Arena on March 21, 2013 in Lexington, Kentucky. Butler won 68-56. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Saint Mary's v Memphis

AUBURN HILLS, MI - MARCH 21: Players for the Memphis Tigers huddle around their mascot as they get set to play against the St. Mary's Gaels during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at at The Palace of Auburn Hills on March 21, 2013 in Auburn Hills, Michigan. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)