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44. Mateen Cleaves, Michigan State

The Flintstones were a collection of Spartans who hailed from Flint, Mich. Mo Peterson, Charlie Bell and Cleaves led Tom Izzo's program to the national championship in 2000, a year after guiding Michigan State to the Final Four. Cleaves averaged 14.5 points per game in the Final Four the year they won the title. He was an explosive player who competed with a passion few players matched. Throughout his career, he averaged 14.8 points in his NCAA tournament career. But his memorable performances in that run to the national title game, where Michigan State defeated Florida, were arguably the greatest collection of highlights in the Big Dance during the 2000s. -- Myron Medcalf