The first game of the 2014 NCAA tournament for No. 2 Villanova and No. 15 Milwaukee comes on Thursday night in Buffalo, N.Y.
The Wildcats and Panthers will be in search of a victory to move onto Saturday's third-round game against either No. 7 UConn or No. 10 St. Joseph's in the East Region.
Both teams possess plenty of stars, but the true difference-makers could be the players who do all of the little things right at the First Niagara Center.
Continue reading for a look at five players who could be X-factors in the second-round clash.