Kentucky's Anthony Davis was named the 2012 Most Outstanding Player, helping the Wildcats defeat Kansas for the title.
Connecticut guard Kemba Walker was named the 2011 tournament's MOP as his Huskies beat the Butler Bulldogs for the championship.
Duke's Kyle Singler was named the 2010 MOP, helping the Blue Devis hold off Butler in the championship game.
North Carolina's Wayne Ellington was named MOP of the 2009 tournament. The Tar Heels defeated Michigan State to win the title.
Kansas guard Mario Chalmers, the 2008 MOP, hit a memorable shot to help the Jayhawks beat Memphis for the national championship.
Corey Brewer, the 2007 Most Outstanding Player, helped lead Florida to its second straight national championship with a win over Ohio State.
Florida center Joakim Noah, the son of famed tennis star Yannick Noah, helped lead the Gators past UCLA to win the 2006 national championship.
North Carolina big man Sean May was named the 2005 tournament's Most Outstanding Player. The Tar Heels beat Illinois to win the national title.
Connecticut big man Emeka Okafor was named the 2004 tournament's Most Outstanding Player as his Huskies beat Georgia Tech for the title.
Syracuse freshman star Carmelo Anthony was named the 2003 tournament's MOP after leading the Orange past Kansas to claim their first national title.
Maryland guard Juan Dixon took home the 2002 MOP award as his Terrapins defeated Indiana to win the national championship.
Shane Battier was named the 2001 tournament's Most Outstanding Player, as he helped Duke beat Arizona for the national championship.
Michigan State point guard Mateen Cleaves led his team to the 2000 national championship, capping the tournament with a win over Florida and the Most Outstanding Player award.