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In honor of the 75th year of the tournament, ESPN put together their list of top 75 tourney player of all-time...
NCAA tournament at 75: The Top 75 Players
44. Mateen Cleaves
5. Magic Johnson
1. Lew Alcindor
Also, it's shameful that they could put Chris Webber on this list, even if he was only 73.
Where does Draymond rank on the career tourney triple doubles list? I'm sure guys did it a lot back in the day, but I haven't heard of many other players doing it now that athletes are actually good.
Pretty sure that only Magic and Oscar Robertson have multiple triple doubles aside from Green
This post was edited by Seer 17 months ago
Yeah, no Day Day on this list is a crime.
This is only a list of tournament players. Day Day never really had a fantastic NCAA tournament. In 2009, he was a freshman who gave us spot minutes. In 2010, he was good during the FF run, but Durrell Summers carried that team. In 2011, we were bounced in the first round. In 2012, he was good, but we got run out of the building by Louisville and he didn't carry his team to a deep run.
This post was edited by arfabe16 17 months ago
No, it is not. When did Day Day have a fantastic NCAA tournament?
2 triple doubles in one tournament is fantastic, doesn't matter if your team lost in the 2 round.
Day Day never carried a team during a deep tourney run -- he just doesn't belong on that list. One or two amazing games don't mean he was an amazing tournament player. Almost everyone on the list carried a team through at least one deep tourney run. Day Day was part of two deep runs but was not the featured player on those teams.
Hell, Kalin Lucas and Durrell Summers belong on that list more than Day Day (but none of them should be on the list at all).
They actually weren't in the same tournament. He had one of them against UCLA in 2011. Despite having them in separate tournaments, no one else besides Magic and OR have multiple NCAA tournament triple doubles.
Where was Danny Manning on that list?
That's funny. I don't remember Chris webber in the tournament
The two times he made it to a Final Four?
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Kalin Lucas and Durrell Summers carried those teams, respectively.
Almost every single player on the ESPN list carried a team to a deep tourney run or was the best player on a championship/Final Four team--Day Day never did that.
List fail: No Johnny Green
Day Day was always a solid contributor, even as a frosh vs. USC and Louisville. The only year he didn't make a deep tourney run, he had a triple-double vs. UCLA.
Fu*king Kenny Anderson at 49? That sucks donkey balls--controversial call? How about fu*king wrong call, there was no controversy to it. College basketball changed its rules because of that play.
#7--very respectable. Earvin (5) should have been higher than Christian Laettner (3), though.
It's close. Laettner's tourney career was insanely good over four seasons.
Anyone. Anyplace. Anytime.
Bobby Hurley at #16? GTFO
What is that, a Titleist? A hole in one...
The first year, playing Kentucky, was such an awesome game. We win that, and Earvin probably would have been gone a year earlier. Laettner is just such a turd, though, but he was pretty amazing in his tourney runs. I think Earvin was SO dominate in college--Laettner had a pretty good supporting cast.
I tweeted Magic and Mateen and let them know they were on the list. Mateen replied and said, "Sweet"
I don't think the Laettner mystique would be where it is if he'd been tossed out of the 1992 Kentucky game for this chest stomp. Laettner is a bitch.
Christian Laettner speaks out on stomping UK's Timberlake in the legendary UK/Duke NCAA Regional Final game in 1992.
tRCMB - Visit at your own risk of being disgusted.
After the technical time out he doesn't deserve to be on the list.
That shot capped it, but at that point he had already won a title, hit a buzzer beater against UConn, and been the high scorer upsetting UNLV.
His college career, and tournament career in particular, were fantastic despite his being a bitch.
Here's the list of NCAA tournament triple doubles:
And this has more info: http://www.examiner.com/article/players-with-triple-doubles-the-ncaa-tournament
Like the Examiner reporter, I can't find a records of a second triple double for Robertson. That makes Magic and Green the only two with multiple tournament triple doubles.
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