Final Four 2013: Unsung Heroes for Michigan Wolverines and Louisville Cardinals

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Final Four 2013: Unsung Heroes for Michigan Wolverines and Louisville Cardinals
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The Louisville Cardinals celebrate their Final Four win over Wichita State.

It's finally here.

On Monday night, a national champion will be crowned after months of anticipation.

The No. 1 overall seed Louisville Cardinals will take on the No. 4 seeded Michigan Wolverines.

Russ Smith and Peyton Siva headline for Louisville while Trey Burke and Tim Hardaway Jr. are the most recognizable names on Michigan's roster—although, Mitch McGary has stolen some of the spotlight thus far.

While these players are sure to have a major impact come Monday night, there is a player on each team that has the potential to determine a victory for either squad.

Let's take a look at that one dark-horse player on each roster who could be the key to victory.

They are guys who will make timely shots and do beneficial and productive things that don't show up in the box score, but will help identify them as unsung heroes if their team wins the national championship.

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