31. Richard Hamilton, UConn
On paper, Connecticut was a No. 1 seed in the 1999 NCAA tournament, but in truth, very few people expected the Huskies to beat Duke in that year's national championship game (In fact, Jim Calhoun's team was a 9.5-point underdog). The Blue Devils arrived at that game having just recorded a perfect 16-0 run through the conference season. And UConn just didn't care. From the opening tip, the Huskies attacked their opponents with a ferocity that visibly surprised Duke. Richard Hamilton won most outstanding player honors after leading Connecticut to a 77-74 win in the title game. That, plus his iconic buzzer-beater against Washington in the previous year's Sweet 16, earns Hamilton a spot here.
-- John Gasaway