March Madness: Shop the Best Sneakers of the NCAA Tournament First Round

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Cincinnati fans celebrate in the closing moments of the team's 65–61 win over Kansas State.
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With the opening round of the men’s basketball NCAA tournament in the books, it’s time to look back on the players — and their sneakers — that stole the show.

Scroll through our roundup of the first round’s top performers, with links to shop the shoes that carried them to the next round of the Big Dance.

And stay tuned for ongoing March Madness sneaker coverage.

Jordan Bell Jordan Bell in Nike Zoom KD 9. AP

Jordan Bell (Oregon): 17 points, 12 rebounds | Nike Zoom KD 9, $150; nike.com

 

Frank Mason III Frank Mason III in Adidas Crazy Explosive Low. AP

Frank Mason III (Kansas): 22 points, 8 assists | Adidas Crazy Explosive Low, $119.99; footlocker.com

 

Edrice Adebayo Edrice Adebayo in Nike Kyrie 1. AP

Edrice Adebayo (Kentucky): 15 points, 18 rebounds | Nike Kyrie 1, from $70; ebay.com

 

Devin Robinson Devin Robinson in Nike KD Trey 5 IV. AP/REX/Shutterstock

Devin Robinson (Florida): 24 points, 7 rebounds | Nike KD Trey 5 IV, from $59.98; finishline.com

 

Elijah Stewart Elijah Stewart in Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Flyknit. AP/REX/Shutterstock

Elijah Stewart (USC): 22 points, 4 rebounds | Nike Hyperdunk 2016 Flyknit, $139.97; nike.com 

 

Derrick Walton Jr. Derrick Walton Jr. in Air Jordan XXXI Low PE. AP/REX/Shutterstock

Derrick Walton Jr. (Michigan): 26 points, 11 assists, 5 rebounds | Air Jordan XXXI Low PE, from $199; ebay.com

 

Justin Jackson Justin Jackson (far right) in Air Jordan XXXI. AP/REX/Shutterstock

Justin Jackson (North Carolina): 21 points, 7 rebounds | Air Jordan XXXI, $185; nike.com

 

Dwayne Bacon Dwayne Bacon in Air Jordan 13. AP/REX/Shutterstock

Dwayne Bacon (Florida State): 25 points, 9 rebounds | Air Jordan 13, from $239.99; ebay.com

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