Daily tournament awards

Lawrence Alexander poured in 28 points to lead North Dakota State's upset of Oklahoma. Steve Dykes/Getty Images

PLAYER OF THE DAY: Adreian Payne, Michigan State

He had 41 points (10-of-15 field goals, 17-of-17 free throws) and eight rebounds vs. Delaware.


For the second straight season, the Crimson scored an early upset. Last year it was New Mexico. This time, it was Cincinnati.

COACH OF THE DAY: Archie Miller, Dayton

He led the 11th-seeded Flyers to an upset of in-state rival Ohio State.

SHOCK OF THE DAY: North Dakota State over Oklahoma

The Bison extended their current win streak to 10 with an overtime victory over the Sooners.

UNEXPECTED HEROES OF THE DAY: Lawrence Alexander, North Dakota State; Elgin Cook, Oregon and Vee Sanford, Dayton

Alexander, who averaged just under 11 points per game during the season, scored 28 vs. Oklahoma. Cook, who averaged 6.3 PPG during the season, had 23 vs. Oregon in a win over BYU. Samford hit the winning shot in Dayton's upset of Ohio State.