In the Final Four and throughout the NCAA Tournament, Kentucky sealed its case as the most dominant team in college basketball this season.
Led by Final Four Most Outstanding Player Anthony Davis, Kentucky earned its title with a combination of youth, talent, defense and unselfishness rarely seen in college basketball.
While no other team could come particularly close to matching Kentucky in those areas collectively, the 2012 NCAA Tournament produced many individual cases of young talent and defense shining on the nation's biggest stage.
In addition to the breakout games and fantastic defensive displays, there were the usual displays of players taking over games when expected to. Those are the efforts that allow a team to "survive and advance."
Here is a combination of these individual efforts, of players who in one way or another made a major impact on their team's NCAA Tournament performance.