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46. Kemba Walker, Connecticut

UConn was an afterthought at the 2011 Big East tournament, bracketed with DePaul in the noon game on Tuesday. But that day marked the beginning of an incredible 11-game run for the Huskies collectively and for Kemba Walker individually. UConn won the conference tournament and entered the field of 68 as a No. 3 seed. Walker seemed rejuvenated in the postseason, attacking the paint and getting to the line virtually at will. He didn't do it alone. Jeremy Lamb was uncommonly accurate from both sides of the arc, and Alex Oriakhi was a monster on the offensive glass. But Walker's MOP award was a fitting capstone for one of the best postseasons (and certainly one of the longest) recorded by any player. -- John Gasaway