NCAA Announces All-Time March Madness Players, Team and Moment

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April 5th, 2013

2012-March-Madness

via press release:

NCAA.com Announces All-Time March Madness® Players, Team and Moment  Part of Season-Long Celebration to Commemorate 75 Years of the NCAA Tournament  NCAA.com, managed by Turner Sports, today announced the All-Time March Madness Players, Team and Moment, as part of the season-long celebration to commemorate 75 years of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. The final results feature some of the game’s most iconic players, the last undefeated champion and a historic buzzer-beater.

The NCAA will honor the Top All-Time March Madness Team and the Top All-Time March Madness Moment at halftime of the Wichita State/Louisville game, and the Top 15 All-Time March Madness Players during halftime of the Syracuse/Michigan game on Saturday, April 6, in Atlanta.

Based on votes from fans and NCAA experts, the following are the Top 15 All-Time March Madness Players
(listed in alphabetical order):

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Larry Bird
Bill Bradley
Patrick Ewing
Grant Hill
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
Michael Jordan
Christian Laettner
Jerry Lucas
Danny Manning
Hakeem Olajuwon
Oscar Robertson
Bill Russell
Bill Walton
Jerry West

The All-Time March Madness Team and the All-Time March Madness Moment – selected solely by fan voting – include the 1976 Indiana University Hoosiers and the legendary buzzer-beating shot made by Duke’s Christian Laettner in the Blue Devils’ win over Kentucky in the 1992 East Regional Final.

“We had such a tremendous response from the fans. The players, team and moment personify greatness at the collegiate level and culminate 75 Years of March Madness," said Dan Gavitt, NCAA vice president of men's basketball championships. "We look forward to honoring these players, team and moment, with the fans, during the national semifinals.”

NCAA Basketball experts participating in the All-Time March Madness Player voting included members of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association, the College Sports Information Directors of America, the National Association of Basketball Coaches, current and former members of the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee, the Final Four Coaches Club (coaches who previous led their teams to the Final Four) and NCAA media partners.

For additional information on the All-Time Players, Teams and Moments, visit www.ncaa.com/marchmadness.

NCAA.com will continue to provide comprehensive March Madness content throughout the Final Four with NCAA March Madness Live, the exclusive video streaming suite of online and mobile products, as well as editorial coverage, score updates, real-time game highlights, postgame photo galleries, press conferences and more.

About the NCAA
The NCAA is a membership-led nonprofit association of colleges and universities committed to supporting academic and athletic opportunities for more than 400,000 student-athletes at more than 1,000 member colleges and universities. Each year, more than 54,000 student-athletes compete in NCAA championships in Divisions I, II and III sports. Visit www.ncaa.org and www.ncaa.com for more details about the Association, its goals and members and corporate partnerships that help support programs for student-athletes. The NCAA is proud to have the following elite companies as official Corporate Champions—AT&T, Capital One and Coca-Cola—and the following elite companies as official Corporate Partners—Allstate, Buffalo Wild Wings, Buick, Enterprise, Infiniti, LG, Lowe’s, Nabisco, Northwestern Mutual, Reese’s (Hershey’s), Unilever and UPS.

NCAA, March Madness, and Final Four are trademarks of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is an industry leader in televised and online sports programming, airing championship-level sporting events on TBS, TNT and truTV, and managing some of the most popular sports sites on the Internet. Turner Sports’ television lineup includes the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship, NASCAR and professional golf. The company’s digital portfolio includes Bleacher Report, NCAA.com and March Madness Live, and PGA.com, as well as an accompanying collection of mobile websites and connected device apps. Turner Sports and the NBA also jointly manage NBA Digital, which includes NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE PASS, NBA Mobile, the NBA Game Time App, NBADLEAGUE.com and WNBA.com.

 
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