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Thursday, March 15, 2012
Updated: April 3, 1:01 AM ET
Coolest Name in the NCAA tourney

By Thomas Neumann
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Page 2 is once again entrusting you, dear readers, to determine which player has the coolest name in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.

Our criteria for coolness are similar to how Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart described obscenity in 1964: You know it when you see it. A great basketball name should be fun to say, fun to spell, or funky and unusual. We've selected our 64 favorite player names from this year's NCAA tournament field for your balloting entertainment -- feel free to blame the selection committee if your school got snubbed.

Last year, Purdue guard Bubba Day captured the crown, completing an unlikely run as a No. 15 seed. This year's tournament is wide open, especially because prohibitive favorite God'sgift Achiuwa missed out when St. John's failed to qualify for the Big Dance.

Meanwhile, the No. 1 overall seed in this year's bracket, Fab Melo of Syracuse, was ruled ineligible by his school after our first round of voting began. So we've shut Melo down, too. Sorry, but you gotta get it done in the classroom if you want to win this tournament.

Without further ado, Page 2 presents the Coolest Name in the NCAA tournament bracket.


Editor's note: Voting in our bracket was completed on April 2. Scroll down to see the results.


• Click here to read Page 2's interview with the bracket champion


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Thomas Neumann is an editor for Page 2. You can follow him on Twitter @tnn95.


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