The Louisville Cardinals will begin their quest for a second consecutive national championship on Thursday night at approximately 9:50 p.m. ET against Manhattan in Orlando, Fla.
As we have learned from past tournaments, the stars of a stellar team need some unsung heroes to step up and win big games at some point in the Big Dance.
Before the unknown role players deliver in a clutch situation, we are here to give you a heads up on who to watch out for.
Here is a look at five X-factors who could shape the result of the clash between the Cardinals and Jaspers.