NCAA Tournament 2012: Players Whose Names Will Go Down in History

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NCAA Tournament 2012: Players Whose Names Will Go Down in History
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As Greg Anthony reminds us almost every other commercial, it’s not March Monotony, it’s March Madness! And it’s called madness for a reason.

The beauty of the NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament is that teams from out of nowhere can suddenly crash the national spotlight, earning respect and making a name for themselves along the way.

The same can be said of unknown star players. People like Bryce Drew, Gordon Hayward and Norris Cole all gained fame thanks to their performances in the NCAA tournament.

Players who have not been mentioned once all season are suddenly flooded with media requests and can see themselves on TV every five minutes. 

And this year was no different.

On the first day of the NCAA tournament, it looked like there would be no upsets to be found. But fortunately, madness prevailed once again.

And we have these seven guys to thank.

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