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16. Bobby Hurley, Duke

Hurley might have been the third-most celebrated player on his own team -- Grant Hill and Christian Laettner were the stars of Duke's back-to-back national championship teams in 1991 and '92 -- but perhaps no one was more valuable. A year after UNLV routed the Blue Devils 103-73 in the 1990 national championship game, Hurley never left the floor in Duke's 72-65 victory over Kansas in the '91 final. Hurley scored 12 points with nine assists in 40 minutes against the Jayhawks. A year later, Hurley scored nine points with seven assists in 37 minutes of a 71-51 victory over Michigan's famed "Fab Five" squad in the 1992 championship game. Hurley averaged 12 points and 7.3 assists in 20 NCAA tournament games, leading the Blue Devils to victories in all but two. -- Mark Schlabach