Daily tournament awards

Josh Richardson was one of the day's unexpected heroes, as his career-high 26 points led Tennessee past Mercer. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

PLAYER OF THE DAY: Cleanthony Early, Wichita State

He had 31 points, hitting 12-of-17 from the field in a tough loss to Kentucky.


The eighth-seeded 'Cats handed Wichita State its first loss of the season.

COACH OF THE DAY:Tony Bennett, Virginia

He led the Cavaliers to an impressive win over Memphis.

SHOCK OF THE DAY: Stanford over Kansas

The Cardinal defense did it again, holding the Jayhawks to 57 points. Andrew Wiggins was limited to four points.

UNEXPECTED HEROES OF THE DAY: Anthony Brown, Stanford; Josh Richardson, Tennessee

Brown hit five free throws in the final 43 seconds to get Stanford to the winner's circle. Richardson scored a career-high 26 points, hitting 9-of-13 shots from the field.