West, whose 160 total points in the tournament still stands in the top five all time, earned Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four despite his West Virginia team losing 71-70 in the championship game, scoring 28 points with 11 rebounds in the final.
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Glen Rice, 1989 vs. Seton Hall
With his 31 points in the final, Rice of Michigan became the single-season scoring leader in NCAA tournament play, breaking a 24-year-old record set by Bill Bradley. Rice, a 6-foot-7-inch senior, scored 184 points in six tournament games and was the Most Outstanding Player in the Final Four. In 1965, Bradley had 177 in Princeton's five games.
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James Worthy, 1982 vs. Georgetown
Worthy was the Most Outstanding Player of North Carolina's 63-62 win over the Hoyas, scoring 28 points on 13-of-17 shooting and sealing the game with a steal when point guard Fred Brown mistakenly threw it to him.
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Pervis Ellison, 1986 vs. Duke
Ellison (43) became the first freshman named Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four since 1944, scoring 25 points on 10-of-14 shooting for Louisville along with 11 rebounds.
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Sean May, 2005 vs. Illinois
May earned Most Outstanding Player honors for leading the North Carolina Tar Heels to their fourth championship with a 75-70 win over the Fighting Illini. The junior forward had 26 points on 10-of-11 shooting along with 10 rebounds.
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Jack Givens, 1978 vs. Duke
The Kentucky Wildcats cut down the nets for the fifth time in school history after Givens scored a career-high 41 points on 18-of-27 shooting.
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Ed O'Bannon, 1995 vs. Arkansas
O'Bannon and the Bruins cut down the nets for the first time in 20 years after the senior exploded for 30 points and 17 rebounds to earn Most Outstanding Player honors.
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Danny Manning, 1988 vs. Oklahoma
Not many gave a 21-11 Kansas team much of a chance to win the national title in 1988, but Manning put on an NCAA tournament performance that earned them a place in history as "Danny and the Miracles". The 6-foot-10 senior carried the Jayhawks past Oklahoma in the title game with 31 points, 18 rebounds, 5 steals and 2 blocked shots, earning Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.
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Keith Smart, 1987 vs. Syracuse
Smart took over for Indiana down the stretch of a close game, scoring 12 of the Hoosiers' last 15 points including the game-winning 16-footer over Syracuse's Howard Triche with 5 seconds left. He finished with 21 points, 6 assist and 5 rebounds.
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Bill Walton, 1973 vs. Memphis
One of the most celebrated players in UCLA basketball history, Walton was unstoppable during the Bruins' 1972 and '73 championship runs, averaging 28.8 points and 17.8 rebounds at those Final Fours. But the three-time Naismith Award winner had the greatest performance in the 1973 final against Memphis, making 21 of 22 shots for 44 points -- more than half his team's total and a championship-game record that stands today.