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The NCAA Tournament is here and featured a dramatic day of 16 games. There were three overtimes, and one official buzzer-beater among a few game-winners. The Texas Longhorns snuck out with a big buzzer-beating win by Cameron Ridley that devastated Arizona State. St.Louis made a great 16-point comeback against NC State. NCAA powers like Syracuse cruised to victory, but close wins by teams like Dayton and Harvard made the first night a fun and enjoyable experience for everyone watching.

With all the great performances, there were some great shoes that were featured. The shoes included everything from some of the best Jordan retros to the best new Nike models in PE colorways. From the Nike Zoom Crusader to the Jordan X here are the Best Performing Shoes of Day 1 in the NCAA Tournament.

Rafael Canton is a freelance writer from Queens, NY and contributor to Sneaker Report. Anytime there is a conversation about the NBA, music, or nutella, he can be found in the thick of the discussion. He can be found on Twitter @RafelitoC7.

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adidas Rose 773 2
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No. 15 - adidas Rose 773 2

Player: George Beamon
Game: Manhattan vs. Clemson

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Nike Zoom Crusader
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No. 14 - Nike Zoom Crusader PE

Player: Cameron Ridley
Game: Texas vs. Arizona State

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No. 13 - Jordan IX "Cool Grey"

Player: Xavier Thames
Game: San Diego State vs. New Mexico State

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No. 12 - Jordan XX8 SE "Crescent City"

Player: Davon Usher
Game: Delaware vs. Michigan State

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adidas D Rose Englewood Low
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No. 11 - adidas D Rose Englewood Low Custom

Player: Russ Smith
Game: Louisville vs. Manhattan

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Nike LeBron XI
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No. 10 - Nike LeBron XI PE

Player: Will Yeguete
Game: Florida vs. Albany

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No. 9 - adidas Crazy 1 "Sunshine"

Player: Malcolm Moore
Game: Milwaukee vs. Villanova

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Nike Zoom KD VI
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No. 8 - Nike Zoom KD VI "All-Star"

Player: Tyler Ennis
Game: Syracuse vs. Western Michigan

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No. 7 - adidas Crazy Fast 2 PE

Player: Glenn Robinson III
Game: Michigan vs. Wofford

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No. 6 - Jordan XII "Playoffs"

Player: LaQuinton Ross
Game: Ohio State vs. Dayton

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Nike LeBron XI
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No. 5 - Nike LeBron XI PE

Player: Matt Costello
Game: Michigan State vs. Delaware

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Nike Kobe 8 System
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No. 4 - Nike Kobe 8 System "Red Boa"

Player: Jordan Sibert
Game: Dayton vs. Ohio State

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No. 3 - Jordan X "Powder Blue"

Player: Askia Booker
Game: Colorado vs. Pittsburgh

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Nike LeBron III
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No. 2 - Nike LeBron III "Houston Oilers"

Player: Lamar Patterson
Game: Pittsburgh vs. Colorado

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No. 1 - Jordan XI "Concord"

Player: C.J. Fair
Game: Syracuse vs. Western Michigan

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Rafael Canton is a freelance writer from Queens, NY and contributor to Sneaker Report. Anytime there is a conversation about the NBA, music, or nutella, he can be found in the thick of the discussion. He can be found on Twitter @RafelitoC7.

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