Ranking the Biggest Secret Weapons in the Sweet 16

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Ranking the Biggest Secret Weapons in the Sweet 16
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We've become familiar with a number of names and faces on each of the final 16 squads still standing in the NCAA tournament. Regular-season stars continue to command attention during March Madness, taking up their usual airtime on SportsCenter, but they can't claim titles alone.

When standout players go toe-to-toe during late stages of the tourney, it's up to supplemental pieces to make the difference. All 16 teams have reliable rotations, although depth ranges across the board. 

Outside of a team's top tier of scoring options, there are a group of players capable of stepping up and delivering when called upon. These aren't the guys who land on magazine covers or billboards, but they ultimately make the difference in games that hang in the balance until the final horn.

Here's a look at some of the premier "secret weapons" that Sweet 16 coaches have at their disposal. 

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