Sweet 16 2012: 8 Players That Must Take Control for Their Teams to Win on Friday

« Prev
1 of 9
Next »
Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse the slideshow
Sweet 16 2012: 8 Players That Must Take Control for Their Teams to Win on Friday
Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Had enough basketball yet?

I hope not!

After a ridiculous first weekend with upsets galore and then down-to-the-wire third-round games, we have finally reached the second day of the Sweet 16.

You are allowed one breath to prepare yourself and then we dive right back into basketball.

The Sweet 16 features some genuinely interesting matchups today, from a Kentucky Wildcats-Indiana Hoosiers rematch to a Xavier Musketeers-Baylor Bears slugfest.

While team basketball should never be overlooked, many squads rely on one player to guide them to victory. Whether that player leads through statistics or pure emotion varies greatly.

But for some teams, when their star is not on his game, the entire team suffers. Some players cannot handle the pressure of being a go-to guy, especially on such a big stage.

Are these players up to the task?

There's only one way to find out.

Begin Slideshow »
Load More Stories

Follow B/R on Facebook

Out of Bounds

College Basketball

Subscribe Now

We will never share your email address

Thanks for signing up.