Hoops. Nice word. In part of this sports-infatuated nation, it’s the only game in town. Well there’s the musky game of football and it’s giant, but not as sweet a deal as the Sweet Sixteen peach basket set. We recognize and savor the big game fevers of cocky powerhouses and brash Cinderellas as these teams and their stars sweep into the imaginations packed into the gymnasiums and multi-generational sets of fans in every state in the union come the March thaw.