LOOK: The best photos from the NCAA Tournament's first weekend

By Matt Norlander | College Basketball Writer

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Fred VanVleet shoots the final shot of Wichita State-Kentucky. (Jasen Vinlove/USATSI)

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You had to figure such an incredible first weekend would give us some really nice photography as well. And it has. There were, really, about 20 more shots from the first 48 games taht I could have included.

Thanks to to the photogs for always being ready at the right minute. From the Round of 64/32, some of the best snapshots of the names, games, players and moments.

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Aaron Craft's career comes to an end. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

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VCU's JeQuan Lewis reacts after being called for a foul near the end of regulation. (Christopher Hanewinckel/USATSI)

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The Lumberjacks roar back to upset VCU, reach the Round of 32. (Christopher Hanewinckel/USATSI)

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Chaz Williams, after the loss. UMass was a fleeting tourney team. (Rob Kinnan/USATSI)

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Andrew Wiggins, on the alley-oop. Tourney's a little poorer for not having KU around. (Scott Rovak/USATSI)

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Memorable shot. Bears guard Kevin Canevari celebrates with the Nae Nae. (Bob Donnan/USATSI)

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Thanks for the fun, Bob Hoffman. We'll remember the win more than the loss. (Bob Donnan/USATSI)

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Creighton Bluejays Blue Crew. OK. (Soobum Im/USATSI)

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CREIGHTON. (Kevin Jairaj/USATSI)

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My favorite photo so far. I'm more than OK with the Stanford band sticking around. (Scott Rovak/USATSI)

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Manhattan Jaspers fan. I have no idea what's happening here. (Kim Klement/USATSI)

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Better call Saul ... Phillips. Breaking Bison. (James Snook/USATSI)

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Virginia's Anthony Gill dunks against Coastal Carolina forward Badou Diagne. (Bob Donnan/USATSI)

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Coastal Carolina's Josh Cameron and bench at end of the team's loss to UVa. (Bob Donnan/USATSI)

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Eyes up. UCLA's Jordan Adams with Tulsa's Tim Peete (5) and James Woodard. (Robert Hanashiro/USATSI)

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Harvard's Siyani Chambers. Only a sophomore. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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Dayton Flyers celebrate beating Ohio State. (Kevin Hoffman/USATSI)

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Dayton Flyers celebrate beating Syracuse. Guard Kyle Davis (3) and forward Devin Oliver. (Kevin Hoffman/USATSI)

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Look at Julius Randle's eyes -- and mouth. This was the K-State game. (Jasen Vinlove/USATSI)

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Mick Cronin. Cincinnati's NCAA Tourney showing, in one image. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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Harvard's Tommy Amaker consoles Cincy senior Justin Jackson. (Steve Dykes/Getty Images)

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Virginia'a Justin Anderson gets up and sends back David Pellom. (USATSI)

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Virginia's Joe Harris leaves the court after defeating Memphis. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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There are myriad pics of Randle smiling during the game against WSU. Had to share one. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Oh, hey, Bill. Bill Belichick and girlfriend Linda Holliday at the Florida-Pitt game. (David Manning/USATSI)

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Sean Miller's eyes can melt rock. (USATSI)

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Father and son. Baylor beats Creighton and ends Doug McDermott's college career.(USATSI)

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Creighton's bench, like 47 other benches over the past four days. (USATSI)

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Cleanthony Early delivers maybe the dunk of the tourney on Willie Cauley-Stein. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Oh, what a sick photo. Nick Johnson stealth swats Sam Dower. (USATSI)
Oh, what a sick photo. Nick Johnson stealth swats Sam Dower. (Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

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Mercer Bears recognize the fans after losing to Tennessee. This sport is the best. (Bob Donnan/USATSI)

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The shot that would not fall for Wichita State. "Perfect ending," some called it. (Jasen Vinlove/USATSI)

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