March Madness 2014: The All-Tournament Team Through Elite 8

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March Madness 2014: The All-Tournament Team Through Elite 8
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In what has been one of the most incredible NCAA tournaments in recent memory, let's use this brief hiatus between the Elite Eight and the Final Four to determine which players and coaches have done enough during March Madness to merit inclusion on the all-tournament teams.

Emphasis on the plural form of teams. This was originally supposed to be just five players and a coach, but I couldn't bring myself to snub more than a dozen other unbelievable performers.

Thus, we not only have a second team and a third team, but there's also a final "We Lost You Too Soon" team made up of memorable names from the first weekend of the tournament who didn't make it to the Sweet 16.

In determining which players belonged on which teams, we considered a conglomeration of traditional counting stats, importance to team, team success in the tournament and a vague recollection of which players created the most social media hysteria during the tournament.

In general, players from teams that advanced to the Final Four were held in higher regard than those on teams eliminated in the Elite Eight, and so on and so forth.

After all the trophies have been presented and the nets cut down on April 7 in Dallas, expect to see a ton of clips from these players during CBS' "One Shining Moment" montage of the tournament.

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