Found March 22, 2013 on
After an action-packed Day 1 of the NCAA tournament, Day 2 was just as fun, with fifth-seeded Wisconsin falling early and more still to come. Here are some of our favorite highlights from the day:
HOW CAN YOU NOT LOVE MARSHALL HENDERSON?
Despite an ice-cold 6-for-21 performance vs. Wisconsin, Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson was still the top scorer in the Rebels' 57-46 win . And, of course, he found time for a few chest bumps.
We can't get enough of the many faces of Marshall , and neither can LeBron James. The King offered his kudos for Marshall's free-wheeling play:
Man that dude Henderson from Ol Miss got the greenest light in basketball history!! Hahaha.
-- LeBron James (@KingJames) March 22, 2013 And Marshall ate it right up:
I SUCK AND GET A LEBRON TWEET!!! HAHAHAHA I DONT WANNA HEAR NOBODY SAY NOTHIN, IVE MADE IT!!!
-- marshall henderson (@NativeFlash22) March 22, 2013 OH THE MADNESS!
After another slow start to the day, the action heated up big time in the afternoon. Creighton and Cincinnati played a hard-fought game from start to finish, with the Bluejays holding on for a 67-63 win.
Almost simultaneously, LaSalle was doing its best to hold off a furious comeback from Kansas State. The Explorers blew an 18-point halftime lead before surviving, 63-61.
LITTLE SWEAT FOR THE TOP TEAMS
After Gonzaga nearly became the first No. 1 seed ever to lose to a No. 16 seed on Thursday, there was no such trouble for the top teams early Friday.
No. 2 seed Duke had the toughest time , contending with a feisty Albany team until the final minutes. No. 2 seed Miami flattened Pacific . No. 1 seed Indiana was having no issue with James Madison early in the second half.
COACHING CAN BE BRUTAL
The NCAA tournament may be fun for us, but it's a stressful time for coaches. How do we know? Just take a look at the emotions written on their faces .
It's gotta be the shoes ... and socks ... and purple jersies ... and whatever the heck Cincinnati was wearing. Here are some of our favorite fashion statements of the day (click on each to enlarge):
(From left: Miami guard Durand Scott's neon shoes, Miami guard Rion Brown's orange shoes, Albany guard Mike Black's mustard shoes, Cincinnati's patterned uniforms)
BEST OF MAXIM
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