When to Watch: Harvard vs. Arizona at 6:10 p.m. ET
Why He's Critical Saturday: Wesley Saunders is Harvard's leading scorer and provides a low-post scoring threat. With Arizona focused on Harvard's outside shooting, Saunders must have a big game against Arizona's big frontcourt for the Crimson to have a shot at an upset.
Top Showing: Saunders had 27 points in a Feb. 10 victory over Columbia. He hit eight of 11 shots, made his only three-point attempt and converted all 10 free throws while playing 40 minutes. He had 18 points in Harvard's stunning upset of New Mexico on Thursday.
Best Asset: Despite being just 6'5", Saunders has a good low-post game. He has a variety of moves, including a nice hook shot, and has a knack for drawing fouls. He can move away from the basket out to the three-point line, although he does not attempt many shots from beyond the arc. He provides a perfect complement for a team that relies heavily on outside shooting. Bottom line: He can score, leading the team in that category at 16.5 points a game.
Pro Potential: At this point, Saunders is not a pro prospect. He plays like a power forward, but at 6'5", his game would not translate to success at the NBA level. He improved dramatically from his freshman year, though, and if he continues to elevate and expand his game, perhaps he will get a shot to make a pro roster in a few years.
One More Thing: Saunders averaged just 3.3 points as a freshman, when he was not a prominent part Harvard's success. The Crimson were considerably better last season, when they were ranked nationally on several occasions. But the graduation of some players and the loss of two key players because of an academic scandal thrust Saunders into a starring role. This Harvard team, unlike last year's, won an NCAA tournament game.