Updated: Apr 1, 2011, 10:31 AM

Vote: Coolest name in NCAA tournament


By Thomas Neumann
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Welcome to the championship of Page 2's Coolest Name in the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket.

To review: Page 2 is entrusting you, dear readers, with selecting the coolest player name in this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament from our bracket of 64 candidates. The championship ballot can be found at the bottom of this page.

Our criteria for the best name is similar to how Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart described obscenity in 1964 -- you know it when you see it. A great basketball name should be fun to say, fun to spell or cool and unusual.




We began with 64. Now we're down to two.

Meet our finalists:

Scoop Jardine, Syracuse (No. 3 seed, Dallas Comegys Region champion): Jardine, a junior guard from Philadelphia, averaged 12.5 points and a team-best 5.9 assists in 32.1 minutes per game for the Orange this season. One of his grandfathers, Isaiah Wilson, played professionally for the Detroit Pistons and the ABA's Memphis Tams.

Bubba Day, Purdue (No. 15 seed, Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje Region champion): Day is a walk-on guard from West Lafayette, Ind., who played 16 minutes as a junior for his hometown Boilermakers. The perimeter specialist and management major went off to the tune of three points each in Purdue's wins over Austin Peay and IPFW.


Vote in the championship at the bottom of this page. Voting ends Monday at 10 p.m. ET. Check back Tuesday as we crown our inaugural champion.


• Click here to view the complete bracket and voting results




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