March Madness has worked its way from 68 to 16, and that means the stakes are raised and the cream is rising to the top.
March has many stories. Some end with one overpowering hero like Danny Manning with Kansas or Carmelo Anthony with Syracuse. Some are based on a group of many bonding as one, like Texas Western or Villanova.
But others still rest on four shoulders—two young men who raise their teams to a new level. They may not be the only two contributors, but as a pair they form the most important part of the team.
Christian Laettner and Bobby Hurley did it with Duke, and Mike Bibby and Miles Simon did it with Arizona.
Here are the top tandems remaining in 2012.