Vote for the 2014 NCAA Tournament Final Four Awards

RM HeroldFeatured ColumnistApril 6, 2014

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With the NCAA Championship Game set for Monday in what has been one of the best tournaments in a long time, let's look back at the four teams that made it to Texas. 

Those young Kentucky Wildcats shocked the world to make it this far. The UConn Huskies with second-year coach Kevin Ollie and superstar Shabazz Napier were the other surprise Final Four team, busting a lot of brackets along the way. But let's not forget how hard Florida and Wisconsin also fought to get to North Texas. 

Before we even think about the final game, let's give out some awards. 

Don't forget to vote on your favorites.


Freshest Dunk 

Amida Brimah

After barely breaking through Florida's full-court press, UConn point guard Napier sets up center Amida Brimah with a beautiful alley-oop dunk. 


DeAndre Daniels

DeAndre Daniels made his most impressive play of the night on this one-handed monster dunk in the second half, waking up his bench and the crowd.  


Marcus Lee

Kentucky's Marcus Lee isn't as heralded as some of his other freshman teammates, but he is making a name for himself with these impressive slams. 









Most Impressive Play

Patric Young 

Florida Gators senior center Patric Young decided that UConn's Ryan Boatright would not be scoring on this particular play. So Young did what any good defensive high-flyer would do, emphatically swat the shot away.


Marcus Lee

Kentucky's Lee is nothing if not a high-flyer. Here he is skying over everyone for a basket, to continue what became a Kentucky 15-0 run. 


Alex Poythress

UK's Alex Poythress is less of a sky walker and more of a bull in a China shop on this play. 









Biggest Winner

DeAndre Daniels: 20 points, 10 rebounds

Tony Gutierrez

Connecticut junior forward Daniels mixed in short jumpers with monster dunks on his way to a game-high 20 points. 


Shabazz Napier: 12 points, 6 assists and 4 steals

David J. Phillip

Huskies star Napier didn't post overwhelming stats but controlled the game tempo with his perfect passes and clutch steals. 


Aaron Harrison: 8 points, 3 rebounds, game-winning three-pointer

Of Kentucky's Wonder Twins, Aaron is the dead-eye clutch shooter. After struggling to find his shot all game, Harrison did what he's done all tournament, hit the big shot when the team needed it most. 









Best Pictures/Moments 

Ryan Boatright

Ryan Boatwright celebrates with his mom
Ryan Boatwright celebrates with his momEric Gay

UConn's Boatright celebrates the UConn win with his mother.


The 'Cats Win the Game

Kentucky's Cardiac 'Cats win another one at the buzzer. Simply incredible. 








Most Disappointing Performance

Scottie Wilbekin: 4 points, 1 assist, 3 turnovers

Eric Gay

Speculation is that Scottie Wilbekin was hurt, but until that is confirmed, we'll just have to say Florida's leader might just have had a bad game. And how Wilbekin goes, so goes the Gators.


Frank Kaminsky: 8 points, 5 rebounds

Eric Gay

No other way to say it.  Frank "the Tank", well... tanked. In the biggest game of his career, Kaminsky faced double-teams all game and could not get going offensively.