Best Amateur Team

Tri-C Men's Basketball

Cuyahoga Community College was never much of a sports powerhouse -- until last year, its only championship team was a 1970s wrestling squad. But of late, Tri-C has emerged as a serious contender in the two-year-college hoops set. In 2004, it won the national championship. And this year, it almost repeated, going 25-8 before bowing out in the semifinals. Perhaps Tri-C could offer certain local pro teams a refresher course on winning.