2014 NCAA Tournament Award Results

Matt King@TheRealMattKingFeatured ColumnistApril 9, 2014

2014 NCAA Tournament Award Results

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    Chris Steppig

    Yesterday we took a look at the best dunks, games, performances, biggest upsets and funniest moments of the NCAA tournament. You voted and the results are in.

    It's been a wild and fun March Madness, so sit back and check out the best the tournament had to offer.

Freshest Dunk: James Young vs. UConn

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    We got the best dunk of the tournament on the very last day.

    With Kentucky trailing by nine and a little over 10 minutes to go, they needed a spark—which they got in the form of a monster James Young dunk.

    Young is mostly known for his shooting, but showed he can do pretty much anything else. These were the two most impressive of his 20 points on Monday.

Biggest Upset: No. 14 Mercer over No. 3 Duke

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    For the second time in three years, Duke was the victim of the biggest upset in the tournament. This year it was No. 14 Mercer knocking off the three seed.

    Duke led by one going into the half, but got outscored by eight as they just were not able to get enough stops to pull ahead.

    Mercer may have lost in the next round, but for a brief moment they were the darlings of the Big Dance.

Best Game: Kentucky 74, Wisconsin 73

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    Narrowly beating out Kentucky's matchup against Wichita State in the second round was their instant classic against Wisconsin in the Final Four.

    The Wildcats trailed after the first half, but a 15-0 run early in the second half made the game neck-and-neck for the rest of the way. Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson got fouled shooting a three with 16 seconds to go, but missed the Badgers' first free throw of the game, hitting the other two to give them a two-point lead.

    But it was Aaron Harrison—again—for the Cats, who hit a deep three with five seconds to go to put Kentucky up for good, as Jackson's game winner rimmed out at the last second.

Biggest Winner: Shabazz Napier—21.2 PPG, 5.5 RPG 4.5 APG

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    Let me sum up Shabazz Napier's tournament with one single tweet:

    Shabazz Napier is only national champ in last 40 years to lead his team in points, assists and rebounds.

    — CJ Moore (@CJMooreBR) April 8, 2014

    Enough said. 


Funniest Moment: Mercer's Dancing Celebration After Beating Duke

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    When Mercer beat Duke it endeared itself even more to the rest of the world, as Kevin Canevari launched into a spirited NaeNae dance while his teammates cheered him on.

    It instantly became one of the defining images and scenes of one of the best NCAA tournaments in recent memory.