NCAA Tournament 2012: 10 Biggest Surprise Players of the Big Dance

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NCAA Tournament 2012: 10 Biggest Surprise Players of the Big Dance
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Out of those 52 games played in the 2012 NCAA tournament, there haven't been any buzzer-beaters, but to say this tournament lacks the unexpected would be ludicrous. 

The first few games turned out to be all chalk, but the tournament heated up soon after. No region was immune to upsets. 

While some players have exceeded expectations under the tournament microscope, others have crumbled under the magnitude that is the Big Dance. While some stars flickered, others burned brighter than ever.

For better or for worse, here are the surprise players of the 2012 NCAA tournament.

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