This year, as in every year, Midnight Madness has come and gotten the fans crazy with excitement for the upcoming season. Each season, there are new players to assess and root for, your own old rivals that you love to root against, and new sneakers that hit the hardwood making those oh-so-recognizable squeaks. Fortunately, a few teams were to showcase a few of their players' latest pickups for the various exhibitions across the country.

The Louisville Cardinals are decked out in adidas, among them wearing various versions of the Crazy series and even retro flavor like the Crazy 8 (formerly Kobe Bryant's signature shoe). Willie Cauley-Stein took advantage of the exhibition nature of March Madness and broke away from the Kentucky blue of his Wildcats team; he wore the Nike Air Foamposite One "Polarized Pink".

Duke Blue Devils guards Quinn Cook and Tyler Thornton faced off in limited versions of their respective sneakers, with Cook wearing a gray-based Nike LeBron VII and Thornton wearing a gamma blue version of the Nike Hyperdunk 2013. Nick Johnson from the Arizona Wildcats went totally retro wearing the first signature shoe of LeBron James, the Nike Zoom Generation.

Gary Harris and other members of the Michigan State Spartans wore the Nike Hyperfuse Low TB in their matchups, while Markel Crawford of the Memphis Tigers wore the Nike Zoom Soldier VII in the "Power Couple" colorway.

Check back with Sneaker Report for more updates on performance footwear worn by some of college basketball's biggest, brightest stars.

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