Few events in sports can turn unknowns into legends faster than the NCAA tournament. A monster upset or two can propel a player (or a program) to instant national recognition, while surviving the underdog gauntlet adds that much more luster to the big-name stars fans have watched all season.
One of the latter standouts this March was Ohio State point guard Aaron Craft. Not only was his peerless defense at the forefront of the Buckeyes’ Elite Eight trip, but his crunch-time offense (including a game-winning dagger of a three-pointer against Iowa State) saved his team more than once in its tightly contested postseason run.
Read on for more on Craft and the rest of the 10 players who’ve made the biggest marks in the 2013 edition of March Madness.