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The second day of games in the NCAA Tournament has brought some fresh sneakers on to the court. Although a lot of the basketball shoes that hit the court today are the latest, a few players must have a certain attachment to last year’s models. Today’s contests saw some close finishes, and as always tough competition. The curse of the 5th seed continues, as each year a 12th rank team seems to beat a 5th ranked team. This year it took place in Jacksonville, Florida, as Cornell took out the Temple Owls. The victory is the first NCAA Tournament win for an Ivy League school since 1998.

The Clemson Tigers huddle up wearing the Nike Air Max LeBron VII and one lone player in the Nike Hyperize.

Louis Dale of the Cornell wearing the Nike Zoom Soldier III drives past Lavoy Allen of the Temple wearing the adidas TS Commander.

Jeff Foote (left) of the Cornell Big Red wearing the Nike Hyperize celebrates with Louis Dale (right) wearing the Nike Zoom Soldier III.

Devron Bostick #22 of the Minnesota Golden Gophers throws down a two-handed dunk in the Nike Hyperize.

Will Hudson of the Oakland Golden Grizzlies wearing the Nike Hyperize looks to shoot over Nasir Robinson and Brad Wanamaker of Pitt, both wearing the Nike Blue Chip II.

Trevon Hughes of the Wisconsin Badgers in last year’s adidas TS Lightning Creator shoots over Jamar Diggs of the Wofford Terriers in the adidas Clima Madness.

Zaire Taylor of the Missouri Tigers draws the charge in the Air Jordan 12 Rising Sun against David Potter in the Nike Air Max LeBron VII.

James Anderson of Oklahoma State wearing the Nike KD II ducks between Derrick Favors (left) and Gani Lawal (right) of Georgia Tech wearing the Nike Air Max LeBron VII and Air Jordan 7 DMP respectively.

Da’Sean Butler of West Virginia waits to come into the game wearing the Jordan 60 Plus.

Devin Booker of the Clemson Tigers defends against J.T. Tiller of Missouri both in colorways of the Nike Air Max LeBr
on VII

David Potter of the Clemson Tigers handles the ball in the Nike Air Max LeBron VII against Keith Ramsey of Missouri in the Air Jordan 12 Rising Sun.

The Duke Blue Devils mascot gets the crowd into the game wearing the Nike Vis Air Sweet TB.

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