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Trying to pick the 75 best players in NCAA tournament history is like trying to do a jigsaw puzzle in the dark. And that's the easy part. Now try picking the No. 1 tournament player of all time.

Do you eliminate anybody who played in the era of 8- and 16-team tournament fields?

Do you throw a dart at the John Wooden/UCLA dynasty dartboard?

Do you make an exception for exceptional freshmen?

-- Gene Wojciechowski

Editor's note: ESPN.com compiled its list of the 75 best players in NCAA tournament history based on overall achievement as well as singular excellence.