2014 NCAA Tournament Round 3 Award Results

Matt KingFeatured ColumnistMarch 24, 2014

2014 NCAA Tournament Round 3 Award Results

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    This tournament just keeps getting better and better.

    After an incredibly entertaining Round 2, Round 3 may have been just as good. Overall, it's been one of the best four-day stretches in recent memory.

    You voted on the best dunks, biggest upsets, best games, best performances and funniest moments of the Round of 32, and here are the results.

    Relive the greatness of last weekend all over again.

Freshest Dunk: Cleanthony Early vs. Kentucky

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    Wichita State may have lost their perfect season, but it certainly wasn't Cleanthony Early's fault.

    Early had a hell of a game, which included this thunderous dunk near the end of the first half.

Biggest Upset: No. 11 Dayton over No. 3 Syracuse

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    Syracuse, the No. 1 team in the country and undefeated at one point, was considered a team with title aspirations. But Dayton had other ideas.

    The Flyers led most of the game and staved off a Syracuse comeback, surviving not one, but two Tyler Ennis jump shots that would have given the Orange the lead.

Best Game: Kentucky over Wichita State, 78-76

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    The undefeated team against the team many predicted would actually go undefeated. It was the perfect matchup on paper, and it played out as the perfect matchup on the floor.

    These two teams traded knockout punches for 40 minutes. It was basketball art. Each team deserved to win, but it was the young talent of Kentucky that grew up a lot in a single game to earn the victory.

Biggest Winner of Round 3: DeAndre Kane with 24 Points, 10 Rebounds, GW Shot

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    Iowa State needed somebody to step up big time when Georges Niang went down, and DeAndre Kane answered the call.

    Kane was huge in the game, scoring 24 points, grabbing 10 boards and notching seven assists. Was there anything he didn't do?

    Not really. The biggest thing he did was take the ball to the hoop with authority and score the go-ahead points on a difficult layup with 1.6 seconds to go, as UNC was unable to get a timeout called in time.

    A big-time finish from a big-time player.

Funniest Moment: Stanford's Cowbell Player Rocks out

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    If you have a fever and the only cure is more cowbell, then I hope you were watching the Stanford-Kansas game.

    The Stanford band is energetic in its own right, but one particular member caught the camera's eye. Don't ever stop cowbelling, cowbell guy. Don't ever stop.