College Basketball's Best Players
- Rising Star: Villanova Guard Phil Booth The sophomore from Baltimore hit the second-biggest shot of the game for Villanova (it was, admittedly, a very distant second).
- Rising Star: North Carolina Guard Joel Berry Steady and efficient, if not flashy, Berry could be a key tonight against Villanova. The sophomore point guard has recorded 18 assists and just one turnover in his last two games.
- Rising Star: Syracuse Forward Tyler Lydon In the second half on Sunday, Lydon nailed a three off a pick-and-pop when his defender stayed with gunner Trevor Cooney, and swished a very deep three to cut the deficit to 58-55.
- Rising Star: Oklahoma Forward Khadeem Lattin The Oklahoma Sooners’ strength is their perimeter shooting, but their secret weapon is 6’9” forward Khadeem Lattin
- Rising Star: Seton Hall Guard Isaiah Whitehead The sophomore scored 70 points in three days—and added 19 rebounds and 17 assists—to lead Seton Hall to its first Big East title since 1993.
- Rising Star: Wisconsin Forward Ethan Happ Ethan Happ, now a redshirt freshman, is a starter for Wisconsin averaging 11.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, and a Big Ten-leading 1.8 steals.
- Wisconsin's Future In Good Hands With Bronson Koenig Three-year starter Traevon Jackson is graduating, but Wisconsin’s point guard spot is in good hands. When Jackson broke his foot in January, sophomore Bronson Koenig replaced him in the starting lineup and played well.