Final Four 2012 Predictions: Role Players Who'll Emerge at Key Moments

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Final Four 2012 Predictions: Role Players Who'll Emerge at Key Moments
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I throw out my predictions first.  

Kentucky over Louisville

Kansas over Ohio State

Kentucky over Kansas.

Predicting which role player will emerge for their team can be a challenging task. After all, it's tough enough to predict who will get to the Final Four let alone predicting which random bench guy will step up big for their team.  

There are exactly four reasons that make it impossible to predict the NCAA tournament with great accuracy.

The one game elimination.

The invention of the three-point line.

The five foul rule.

The mystery of whether or not a team with upperclassmen has an advantage.  

So to determine this short list, I essentially used these four factors to best predict who will emerge as the key role player.  

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