Best guard/playmaker: Evan Turner, Ohio State
There are few players as fearless, and talented, as Turner. The versatile, 6-7 do-it-all junior, who returned after breaking two vertebrae in his back, was named Big Ten Player of the Year and is projected to be the No. 2 pick of the NBA draft behind Kentucky phenom John Wall.
Georgetown center Greg Monroe was an imposing presence inside for the Hoyas during their run to the Big East tournament final. The 6-11 sophomore led the team in points (23), rebounds (13), assists (seven) and blocks (two) in the tournament semifinal against Marquette to propel Georgetown to its 13th title game.
Vasquez (19.6 points, 6.3 assists, 4.6 rebounds) is the only player in the nation averaging at least 18 points and six assists this season. The Venezuelan-born guard was named the ACC Player of the Year and helped lead the Terrapins to a share of their first regular season conference championship since 2002.
No shot is off limits Anderson -- and almost all of them drop. The Big 12 Player of the Year put up at least 20 points against league opponents this season and posted 27 points, eight rebounds and three assists in a regular-season win over Kansas.
This game will pit Vasquez's playmaking skills against national scoring leader Aubrey Coleman, who averages 25.9 points a game.
Best Coaching Match-Up
If No. 3 Georgetown and No. 2 Ohio State advance to a regional semifinal, we'll not only see two of the best teams around, but also two of the best coaches in the country: Thad Matta and John Thompson III. The Hoyas ended the Buckeyes' 2005-2006 season in the second round of the tournament.
Best Team: Kansas
The Jayhawks have an assortment of weapons, including first team All-Americans Sherron Collins and Cole Aldrich.
Best Bet To Spring An Upset
Michigan State hit the skids of late, losing five of their last 10 games, including a 72-67 overtime loss to lower-seeded Minnesota in the Big Ten tournament quarterfinals. But Tom Izzo's crew shouldn't be overlooked. They've earned 13 straight tournament bids and were the runner-up last year.
Regional Prediction: Kansas.
Final Four Prediction
The Jayhawks are the best overall team in the 65-team field, but West Virginia'a gritty style of play will make them a tough out. If Syracuse center Arinze Onuaku doesn't suffer any setbacks along the way, the Orange should be a contender to win the national championship. And if Scottie Reynolds' shot is on-point, the Wildcats could make some noise.