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Sports Photographer of the YearEthan Hyman, News & ObserverN.C. State's Richard Howell (1), left, and N.C. State's Lorenzo Brown (2) stop the shot of Kansas's Thomas Robinson (0) during the second half of N.C. State's 60-57 loss to Kansas in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri.

Sports Photographer of the Year 

Ethan Hyman, News & Observer 

N.C. State's Richard Howell (1), left, and N.C. State's Lorenzo Brown (2) stop the shot of Kansas's Thomas Robinson (0) during the second half of N.C. State's 60-57 loss to Kansas in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri.