It was great to be in San Jose for the NCAA Tournament yesterday. Other than Butler's domination of UTEP, every game was compelling and went down to the wire. I sadly witnessed Murray State's buzzer-beater against Vanderbilt, Washington gain respect for the Pac-10, and Montana almost shock New Mexico. I wanted to highlight a excellent performances by members of all eight teams. Some from freshman just starting to make their mark, and others from seniors who are trying to keep their college career alive. On to the stars of San Jose.

Murray State - Danero Thomas

Murray State is the early darling of the tournament. Thomas helped put them on the national map. His last-second shot sent Murray State into the second round of the Big Dance for the first time. The senior forward had 11 points...

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