NCAA Tournament 2013: Breaking Down the Big Dance's Biggest Villains

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIMarch 20, 2013

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 17:  Marshall Henderson #22 of the Ole Miss Rebels celebrates with teammates after their 66 to 63 win over the Florida Gators in the SEC Basketball Tournament Championship game at Bridgestone Arena on March 17, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The NCAA tournament features players that are loved around the nation, and then there are the bad boys that love to get under the opponent’s skin.  There are many great players in the country, someone has to find ways to bother and frustrate them.

Here are the biggest bad guys in the tournament this year.


Marshall Henderson

If you haven’t heard of Marshall Henderson, then he clearly hasn’t played your favorite team yet.

Henderson is by far the cockiest guy in the NCAA, and he has no problem openly taunting the fans in hostile environments.

The worst part about it?  He’s really, really good.

Henderson is the leading scorer for the Old Miss Rebels, as well as the SEC, averaging 20.1 points per game.  He has the second most three-pointers with 131 made, and he simply isn’t afraid to take a shot.

Whenever he makes a big shot, Henderson loves to let you know about it.  Against Florida, he made the signature “Gator Chomp” gesture after sinking a big three-pointer.  The news around Henderson is always intriguing, whether he’s saying that he’s “out to get this money” or claiming to be a champion at Pong.

Hate it or love it, Henderson will have no problem letting everyone know how good he is.


Will Sheehey

The Hoosiers are having a terrific season, but not a lot of people enjoy the antics of Will Sheehey.

The sixth man for the Hoosiers has had a good year, averaging 9.4 points and 3.5 rebounds per game while shooting 49.3 percent from the field.  He was the Big Ten Sixth Man of the Year and is a possible candidate for the best sixth man in the nation.

What makes Sheehey so disliked by some is his intensity while on the floor.  He received a technical foul against Illinois after a big slam dunk due to screaming at the Fighting Illini’s bench.  He also loves to get the crowd fired up and is not afraid to do some showboating after a big three-pointer or drive to the basket.

It’s easy to hate a guy that’s playing on one of the best teams in the country.  As long as they keep winning, I doubt that Sheehey minds.


Seth Curry

Another guy on a good team, people really don’t like Curry—or the Duke Blue Devils for that matter.

What makes Curry so unlikeable for some is his incredible confidence in taking shots.  Regardless of range, he isn’t afraid to step up and take a shot.  He leads the team in field goals attempted per game with 11.9, and the frustrating thing for people is that he makes a lot of them.  He shoots 46.3 percent from the floor while making 43 percent of his three-point shots.

For some, any player on Duke is a villain.  However, Curry tops the list for the Blue Devils this year with his confident, sometimes cocky, demeanor and overall style of play.  He may not be as good as his older brother yet, but he is still pretty darn good.


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