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Sports Photographer of the YearEthan Hyman, News & ObserverN.C. State's Richard Howell, left, and Lorenzo Brown sit in the locker room after 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, left, and Lorenzo Brown sit in the locker room after 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.