NCAA Bracket 2012: Predicting Top 10 Bracket-Busting Stars for Opening Week

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NCAA Bracket 2012: Predicting Top 10 Bracket-Busting Stars for Opening Week
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The brackets have finally been unveiled and the matchups have been pored over.

All over the country, people have picked their upsets, choosing among the many mid-major schools that have made a name for themselves this season. 

But with so many schools to choose from, how can they be distinguished? One simple category is star power. 

Every team needs that one player that it can turn to when a game gets tough, the crowd is yelling and the opposition seems unbeatable. Stars rise to the occasion.

For many players on mid-major squads, the entire team may have gotten national attention, but rarely are individuals mentioned. This is the time for those players to shine.

So which schools have an edge at an upset? Who will step up and make a name for himself in the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament?

Here are the 10 best candidates.

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