2013 NCAA Tournament Doppelgangers

Dan Carson@@DrCarson73Trending Lead WriterMarch 19, 2013

2013 NCAA Tournament Doppelgangers

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    March could possibly be the worst month of the year.

    Your clock hops forward, the snooze button weeps and just getting out of your bed in the morning feels like an accomplishment.

    But somewhere in between checking social media on the throne and waiting for the shower to get hot enough to burn away your misery, you remember: It's March, baby.

    Which means March Madness, brackets and your team's big chance to grab the nation by its corneas and show everyone who runs the show in this league.

    And appropriately enough, March also means pretending to work in front of your boss while perusing bracketology alerts and tournament doppelgangers online.

    So get up, slam a K-Cup in the Keurig machine and enjoy these NCAA tourney lookalikes as your senses slowly come to.

Tom Crean and Dwight Schrute

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    Tom Crean is the long-lost twin of The Office's Dwight Schrute, played by Rainn Wilson.*

    *Unconfirmed, but visual evidence is strong.

Mike Bruesewitz and Michael Richards

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    Add carrot juice to hair, rub in thoroughly.

    Wisconsin Badgers small forward Mike Bruesewitz is a pesky player whose firetruck hair is sure to infuriate anyone within a 12-mile distance. But damn, this kid can play basketball.

    His mop looks like a fire-red version of Cosmo Kramer's famous 'do.

Brad Stevens and “Master” from "The Brave Little Toaster"

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    Your mind can do some crazy things.

    It can see a picture of Butler head coach Brad Stevens and match it to a nameless character from a children's movie you haven't seen in 15 years.

    I still don't fully understand how it came to my mind, but Stevens looks exactly like The Brave Little Toaster's "master."

Michael Carter-Williams and Michael B. Jordan

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    Syracuse's sophomore combo guard may be a first-round pick in the 2013 NBA draft.

    He also has quite the resemblance to actor Michael. B. Jordan. I'm sure Carter-Williams would prefer it if that "B" was dropped. 

Mason Plumlee and the Blue Monstar

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    Plumlee catch ball. Plumlee dunk. Good Plumlee.

    Duke's Mason Plumlee is an outstanding basketball player and perhaps the most NBA-ready big in college. And he can't help that he looks like the blue monstar from Space Jam.

Aaron Craft and Ryan Merriman

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    Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft is known for his smothering defense on the court.

    He also looks like Kyle Johnson, a character played by Ryan Merriman in the Disney movie The Luck of the Irish. 

Marshall Henderson and Sid from Toy Story

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    The haircut, the attitude and the crazy facial expressions.

    All signs indicate that Sid from Toy Story climbed out of the movie screen in 1995, picked up basketball and changed his name to Marshall Henderson.

Rick Pitino and Al Pacino

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    It's been said before, and I'll add my voice to the chorus: Louisville head coach Rick Pitino looks a lot like the crazy little cousin of actor Al Pacino.

    I can picture the two co-starring in a Scarface remake: Pitino beating on some snitch with a shovel while Pacino smokes a cigar in a dark corner muttering, "You see what you make me do? You want me to be the bad guy?"

Shane Larkin and Rick Gonzalez

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    University of Miami's Shane Larkin looks a lot like "Timo Cruz," a character played by actor Rick Gonzalez in the Disney movie Coach Carter

    We have to assume that Larkin is infinitely better at push-ups and not abandoning the team.

Thad Matta and a Dodo Bird

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    It took a lot of soul-searching and exponentially more Google Image searching before I found the spirit animal of Ohio State Buckeyes coach Thad Matta.

    Unlike the dodo, however, the Buckeyes should survive longer than most in the NCAA tournament.

Otto Porter Jr. and Orlando Johnson

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    Georgetown's star talent Otto Porter Jr. could be a cousin of Indiana Pacers guard Orlando Johnson.

Kelly Olynyk and Jason Mewes

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    Gonzaga's dynamic forward Kelly Olynyk looks like a lot of people, but the most fitting is Jason Mewes' character "Jay," from the Clerks movie series.

Bill Self and Kevin James

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    Bill Self can look like a lot of different people, all of them car salesman-ish.

    That being said, to me he looks a lot like actor Kevin James. But I hope Self never has to wrestle for his players.

Peyton Siva and Lil’ Romeo

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    Louisville standout point guard Peyton Siva is the player that former child rapper Lil' Romeo always wanted to be.

    Maybe Romeo just needs to step up his tattoo game.

Victor Oladipo and Raphael from TMNT

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    They both can jump out of the gym and strike opponents with ninja-like agility. 

    Indiana University's Victor Oladipo compares to Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He very well might've grown up with a shell on his back.

Marcus Smart and Nate Robinson

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    It's not 100 percent, but Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart's face shows plenty of Nate Robinson-like features.

    And if Robinson can grow an additional seven inches, we'll be cooking with gas.

    Just go with it.

Shabazz Muhammad and Denzel Washington

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    At first glance, UCLA's star forward Shabazz Muhammad looks like Kanye West in this photo. The puffy jaw and the pseudo-intellectual glasses nearly clinches the comparison.

    But upon further investigation, the real lookalike emerged: actor Denzel Washington as Malcolm X, in the movie Malcolm X.