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43. Ed Pinckney, Villanova

To play what was later dubbed "the perfect game," Villanova needed the perfect player. That was Pinckney. He was named the Most Outstanding Player of the 1985 NCAA tournament after scoring 16 and adding six rebounds in the Wildcats' improbable run to the championship, but the numbers don't tell the whole story. It was Pinckney's work on Patrick Ewing, containing the best player in the country to only 14 points and five boards, that allowed No. 8 seed Villanova to win. That one game remains Pinckney's highlight reel, but in his tenure at Villanova, he helped the Wildcats to an 11-3 NCAA tournament record, finishing with 135 career rebounds in tourney play. -- Dana O'Neil