Campus Corner

Danny Manning on all-time All-NCAA tourney team

Updated: 2013-04-05T22:57:00Z

By BLAIR KERKHOFF

The Kansas City Star

ATLANTA _ An all-tournament team has long been part of the Final Four. Friday, the NCAA announced an all-time all-tournament team as part of its 75th birthday celebration.

The 15 top players of March Madness include Kansas’ Danny Manning, whose 31 points and 18 rebounds against Oklahoma in 1988 paved the way for one of the tournament’s biggest upset victories.

Fans and college sports personnel and media voted for the players, the all-time team _ the 1976 Indiana Hoosiers _ and the tournament’s greatest moment. That was the buzzer beater by Duke’s Christian Laettner against Kentucky to win the 1992 East Regional.

The top 15 players:

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, UCLA

Larry Bird, Indiana State

Bill Bradley, Princeton

Patrick Ewing, Georgetown

Grant Hill, Duke

Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Michigan State

Michael Jordan, North Carolina

Christian Laettner, Duke

Jerry Lucas, Ohio State

Danny Manning, Kansas

Hakeem Olajuwon, Houston

Oscar Robertson, Cincinnati

Bill Russell, San Francisco

Bill Walton, UCLA

Jerry West, West Virginia

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