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If day one of the NCAA Tournament was a preview into the Madness that is NCAA basketball in March, day two was the actual realization of that opinion. Mercer became first round sweethearts after disposing of the heavily-favored Duke Blue Devils. North Carolina pulled out an unlikely rally against the Providence Friars behind 19 points and 4 assists from Marcus Paige. Also, Stephen F. Austin became an exciting story with a four-point play from Desmond Haymon taking what looked like a loss to overtime and a victory over VCU.

There were some great moments and some great shoes to complement what was an overall great day. The shoes included everything from retros like the Nike Air Flightposite "Carbon Fiber" and the Jordan XI "Gamma Blue" to the latest models like the adidas Crazy Fast 2 and the Nike Kobe 9 Elite. Check out the Best Performing Shoes of Day 2 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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No. 15 - Nike Air Flightposite "Carbon Fiber" Retro

Player: Emanuel Chapman
Game: North Carolina Central vs. Iowa State

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No. 14 - Under Armour Micro G Charge Volt Low PE

Player: Nikola Gajic
Game: Stephen F. Austin vs. VCU

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No. 13 - Nike Kobe 9 Elite "Perspective"

Player: Julius Randle
Game: Kentucky vs. Kansas State

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No. 12 - Jordan 2011

Player: El Hadji Ndieguene
Game: Coastal Carolina vs. Virginia

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No. 11 - adidas Rose 3.5 "The Spark"

Player: Raphiael Putney
Game: UMass vs. Tennessee

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No. 10 - Jordan VIII Retro "Playoffs"

Player: Cleanthony Early
Game: Wichita State vs. Cal Poly

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No. 9 - adidas D Rose 4.5

Player: Langston Hall and Bud Thomas
Game: Mercer vs. Duke

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No. 8 - Nike Zoom KD VI "Chroma" iD

Player: Nick Johnson
Game: Arizona vs. Weber State

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No. 7 - Jordan XI Retro "Playoffs"

Player: Tyler Harris
Game: Providence vs. North Carolina

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No. 6 - Nike LeBron XI PE

Player: Angel Nunez
Game: Gonzaga vs. Oklahoma State

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No. 5 - Nike LeBron X PS Elite iD

Player: Jabari Parker
Game: Duke vs. Mercer

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No. 4 - adidas Crazy Fast 2 PE

Player: Andrew Wiggins
Game: Kansas vs. Eastern Kentucky

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No. 3 - Jordan XVII "CDP"

Player: Markel Brown
Game: Oklahoma State vs. Gonzaga

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No. 2 - Jordan XI Retro "Gamma Blue"

Player: Jahenns Manigat
Game: Creighton vs. LA-Lafayette

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No. 1 - Jordan XX8 "Bamboo"

Player: James Young
Game: Kentucky vs. Kansas State

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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.

RELATED: The Best Performing Shoes of Day 1 in the NCAA Tournament
RELATED: Breaking Down the Most Popular Team Shoes in the NCAA This Season

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