Michael Carter-Williams, Syracuse: Played superior perimeter defense and tallied eight rebounds.
Davante Gardner, Marquette: The only Golden Eagles player who did anything of note on offense. Shot 6-of-9 from the floor.
Jim Boeheim, Syracuse: Came into the tournament facing questions about his future. Will leave it with another Final Four appearance on his ever-growing resume.
Junior Cadougan, Marquette: Didn't play particularly well for Marquette, but did manage to finish the game upright after C.J. Fair fell on his neck midway through the first half.
LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State: His nine free throws were the reason Ohio State made a game of it in the second half.
Tekele Cotton, Wichita State: Hit a monster three-point shot and grabbed an even bigger offensive rebound to seal the win for Wichita State.
The Triche Family: Twenty seven years after uncle Howard made the Final Four with Jim Boeheim's 1987 Syracuse team, Brandon Triche is taking the family name back to college basketball's biggest stage.
The Missouri Valley Conference: Wichita State is the conference's first Final Four representative since 1979.
Fred Van Vleet, Wichita State: Scored 12 points off the bench, including an off-balance two in the game's waning moments.
The Big Ten: Could America's best conference miss out on the Final Four altogether? Michigan is the conference's last hope.
Todd Mayo, Marquette: Missed all five of his shots, four of which came from beyond the arc.
Jamil Wilson, Marquette: Missed all five of his three-point shots and went 1-of-9 from the field.
Malcolm Armstead, Wichita State: Said he liked his matchup with Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft and responded by shooting 6-of-21 while failing to draw a single free-throw attempt.
Lenzelle Smith Jr., Ohio State: Ohio State's third-leading scorer fouled out in the second half with just five points to his name.