2011 NCAA Tournament: 10 Players Who Can Carry Their Teams Through March Madness

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2011 NCAA Tournament: 10 Players Who Can Carry Their Teams Through March Madness
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Year after year, the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament proves to be one of sports' most entertaining sports spectacles.

It's a time where student athletes rise to the occasion and extend their limits. It is a place where legends are born. Individuals have continually taken March Madness by storm, captivating the nation with their passionate play and gutsy leadership.

In recent years, Davidson's Stephen Curry charmed the country during his team's epic run to the Elite Eight in the 2008 NCAA Tourney. In 2003, Syracuse freshman, Carmelo Anthony, was the tournament's Most Outstanding Player, leading the Orange to a Championship.

But, even 30+ years ago, a tall, blond-haired kid named Larry Bird roared through the 1979 NCAA Tournament. His Indiana State Sycamores reached the final, only to lose to Magic Johnson's Michigan State Spartans, in what many claim is the "most influential game in the history of college basketball."

The following ten players all have the talent to put their teams on their backs, and add yet another chapter to the March Madness' illustrious history.

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