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CBK 99 43 Sweet 16 players to watch 30814326 Kentucky: Anthony Davis, 6-10, Freshman, F, Chicago, Ill. Kentucky%3A+Anthony+Davis%2C+6-10%2C+Freshman%2C+F%2C+Chicago%2C+Ill.+ CBK

College basketball's undisputed Sultan of Swat. Davis set the Kentucky single-season record for blocked shots with about a month to play in the regular season. He blocked seven shots in Kentucky's second-round NCAA win over Western Kentucky, the eighth time this season he's had seven or more blocks in a game. A skilled and talented freshman with a huge future.

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CBK 99 43 Sweet 16 players to watch 30813364 Indiana: Cody Zeller, 6-11, Freshman, F/C, Washington, Ind. Indiana%3A+Cody+Zeller%2C+6-11%2C+Freshman%2C+F%2FC%2C+Washington%2C+Ind. CBK Zeller is the younger brother of North Carolina forward Tyler Zeller, meaning his parents will have one son playing in Atlanta and another in St. Louis. Cody and Indiana will be trying to get past top-seeded Kentucky in the Atlanta regional. He's had a stellar freshman season, averaging 15.5 points per game while shooting 62.2 percent from the field. Jed Jacobsohn - Getty Images
CBK 99 43 Sweet 16 players to watch 30812301 Baylor: Brady Heslip, 6-2, Soph., G, Burlington, Ontario, Canada Baylor%3A+Brady+Heslip%2C+6-2%2C+Soph.%2C+G%2C+Burlington%2C+Ontario%2C+Canada CBK Heslip almost single-handedly lifted Baylor past Colorado Saturday, hitting nine 3-pointers to spark third-seeded Baylor’s 80-63 victory over Colorado. The Boston College transfer gives the Bears an outside shooting presence that may be as good as any remaining in the NCAA tournament. Nelson Chenault - USA TODAY Sports
CBK 99 43 Sweet 16 players to watch 30812484 Xavier: Tu Holloway, 6-0, Senior, G, Hempstead, N.Y. Xavier%3A+Tu+Holloway%2C+6-0%2C+Senior%2C+G%2C+Hempstead%2C+N.Y. CBK

A talented backcourt player with the ability to be either a dominant scorer or a floor-leading distributor of the ball. Xavier has advanced to the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament for the fourth time in five years, and Holloway has been a a vital part of that success. He's averaging more than 17 points per game in his senior season.

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CBK 99 43 Sweet 16 players to watch 30814328 Michigan State: Draymond Green, 6-7, Sr., F, Saginaw, Mich. Michigan+State%3A+Draymond+Green%2C+6-7%2C+Sr.%2C+F%2C+Saginaw%2C+Mich. CBK

One of the most engaging and versatile Michigan State players since (dare we say it?) Magic Johnson. Green does virtually everything for the Spartans. He had 24 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists and no turnovers in 35 minutes in MSU's opening-round victory over LIU Brooklyn on Friday, joining Johnson and Oscar Robertson as the only players in history to have more than one triple-double in the NCAA tournament.

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CBK 99 43 Sweet 16 players to watch 30805472 Louisville: Kyle Kuric, 6-4, Senior, G, Evansville, Ind. Louisville%3A+Kyle+Kuric%2C+6-4%2C+Senior%2C+G%2C+Evansville%2C+Ind. CBK

Louisville finished just 10-6 in Big East Conference play, but the Cardinals rolled to the conference tournament championship, and enter the Sweet 16 on a six-game winning streak. Kuric is perhaps their best offensive player and three-point threat, averaging more than 13 points per game.

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CBK 99 43 Sweet 16 players to watch 30805471 Marquette: Jae Crowder, 6-6, Senior, F, Villa Rica, Ga. Marquette%3A+Jae+Crowder%2C+6-6%2C+Senior%2C+F%2C+Villa+Rica%2C+Ga. CBK

Crowder teams with fellow senior Darius Johnson-Odom to form the nucleus of a Marquette team that has reached the Sweet 16 for the second consecutive season. Crowder, selected the Big East Conference's player of the year, had 17 points and 13 rebounds in Saturday's win over Murray State after opening the NCAA tournament with a 25-point, 16-rebound performance against BYU.

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CBK 99 43 Sweet 16 players to watch 30812485 Florida: Bradley Beal, 6-3, Freshman, G, St. Louis, MO. Florida%3A+Bradley+Beal%2C+6-3%2C+Freshman%2C+G%2C+St.+Louis%2C+MO. CBK

A high-profile recruit who reportedly chose Florida over Duke, Illinois, Kansas and Missouri. The Gators are very balanced offensively, but their three-guard lineup functions best when Beal is shooting with confidence. He had 14 points and 9 rebounds in Florida's 84-50 thumping of Norfolk State Sunday.

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CBK 99 43 Sweet 16 players to watch 30805469 Syracuse: Dion Waiters, 6-4, Soph., G, Philadelphia, Pa. Syracuse%3A+Dion+Waiters%2C+6-4%2C+Soph.%2C+G%2C+Philadelphia%2C+Pa. CBK

Part of a deep and talented Syracuse lineup that has produced 33 victories this season. Waiters may be Syracuse's biggest offensive threat and, with center and defensive anchor Fab Melo declared ineligible for the NCAA tournament, he'll be relied upon to provide more scoring punch.

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CBK 99 43 Sweet 16 players to watch 30814325 Wisconsin: Jordan Taylor, 6-1, G, Senior, Bloomington, Minn. Wisconsin%3A+Jordan+Taylor%2C+6-1%2C+G%2C+Senior%2C+Bloomington%2C+Minn. CBK

The defensive-minded Badgers rely on patience and efficiency and keeping their turnovers to a minimum. That's why Taylor is so valuable to them. The All-Big Ten Conference selection has played an average of nearly 36 minutes per game, and has 141 assists to 55 turnovers.

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CBK 99 43 Sweet 16 players to watch 30812489 Cincinnati: Sean Kilpatrick, 6-4, Sophomore, G, White Plains, N.Y. Cincinnati%3A+Sean+Kilpatrick%2C+6-4%2C+Sophomore%2C+G%2C+White+Plains%2C+N.Y. CBK

Kilpatrick led all scorers with 18 points, making 4 of 6 3-pointers, as the Bearcats outlasted a gritty Florida State team Sunday night to become Ohio's fourth entrant in the Sweet 16. His perimeter shooting will be a vital part of Cincinnati's attempt to take out in-state rival Ohio State in the NCAA East regional semifinals in Boston.

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CBK 99 43 Sweet 16 players to watch 30805470 Ohio State: Jared Sullinger, 6-9, Soph., F, Columbus, Ohio Ohio+State%3A+Jared+Sullinger%2C+6-9%2C+Soph.%2C+F%2C+Columbus%2C+Ohio CBK

A bruising low-post presence, Sullinger was one of the top offensive threats in the Big Ten Conference this season, and Ohio State will lean heavily on him against in-state rival Cincinnati in the round of 16. Sullinger will not be lacking for motivation. He was part of a Buckeyes team that was one of the favorites to win the national championship last season before getting bounced in the regional semifinals.

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CBK 99 43 Sweet 16 players to watch 30812486 North Carolina: John Henson, 6-11, Junior, F, Tampa, Fla. North+Carolina%3A+John+Henson%2C+6-11%2C+Junior%2C+F%2C+Tampa%2C+Fla. CBK

Henson returned to the Carolina lineup Sunday after missing three games with a sprained left wrist, and his impact was immediately felt. He had 13 points, 10 rebounds and 4 blocks in the Tar Heels' 87-73 victory over Creighton. But teammate Kendall Marshall suffered a broken wrist in the win, so North Carolina could be even more reliant on Henson's interior play in a Midwest regional semifinal matchup with Ohio.

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CBK 99 43 Sweet 16 players to watch 30812488 Ohio: D.J. Cooper, 5-11, Junior, G, Chicago, Ill. Ohio%3A+D.J.+Cooper%2C+5-11%2C+Junior%2C+G%2C+Chicago%2C+Ill. CBK

He'll be one of the smallest players to take the court in the Sweet 16, but his impact on the Ohio program has been immeasurable. Cooper leads the Bobcats in scoring (14.7 points) assists (5.7) and steals (2.3), and scored a combined 40 points in back-to-back tourney upsets of Michigan and South Florida. Ohio is in the round of 16 for the first time since 1964.

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CBK 99 43 Sweet 16 players to watch 30814327 North Carolina State: C.J. Leslie, 6-8, F, Soph., Holly Springs, N.C. North+Carolina+State%3A+C.J.+Leslie%2C+6-8%2C+F%2C+Soph.%2C+Holly+Springs%2C+N.C. CBK

Emerged as a late-season force to help the Wolfpack get off the 'bubble' and into the NCAA tournament, then on to the Sweet 16. After losing four in a row to fall to 18-11 in late-February, North Carolina State has won six of seven. Leslie's scoring ability has been a vital part of the resurgence.

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CBK 99 43 Sweet 16 players to watch 30812487 Kansas: Thomas Robinson, 6-10, Junior, F, Washington, D.C. Kansas%3A+Thomas+Robinson%2C+6-10%2C+Junior%2C+F%2C+Washington%2C+D.C. CBK

The Wooden and Naismith award finalist had his share of struggles in Kansas' 63-60 victory over Purdue Sunday, but he's been the heart and soul of a Jayhawks team that has won 29 games and the Big 12 Conference regular-season championship. Robinson averages 17.8 points and 11.8 rebounds, and tied the Kansas record for double-doubles with 25 this season.

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