NCAA Bracket 2012: 10 Under-the-Radar Players Set to Shine

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NCAA Bracket 2012: 10 Under-the-Radar Players Set to Shine
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Back in 1993, Santa Clara University was given no chance to upset second-seeded Arizona. Backcourt studs Damon Stoudemire and Khalid Reeves and 20-point scorer Chris Mills had little to fear from the Broncos and their gawky Canadian freshman point guard, Steve Nash.

Santa Clara 64, Arizona 61.

In 1998, Valparaiso was a nice, quaint Indiana team with the coach's son playing the starring role. No one expected that Bryce Drew would stage a moment right out of Hoosiers.

Valpo 70, Ole Miss 69.

There's not much to suggest that any of these players will go on to NBA careers, whether as Hall of Famers like Nash or skilled journeymen like Drew. Still, the potential exists for some of these players to have themselves a moment.

A moment that will be captured on camera and placed in a montage for future generations to observe.

A moment to shine.

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