Perfect Pairs: The Best Head-to-Head Matchups in the Sweet 16

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Perfect Pairs: The Best Head-to-Head Matchups in the Sweet 16
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Iowa State's DeAndre Kane will go toe-to-toe with Connecticut's Shabazz Napier in a Sweet 16 matchup Friday night in New York City.

The NCAA tournament's Sweet 16 features some great team matchups, and each contest will be exciting in its own right as the best of who remain scratch and claw to get one step closer to the Final Four.

But look deeper at Thursday and Friday's pairings, and you'll see some of most exciting one-on-one battles we've seen this entire season. Each is unique in its own way, based on the individual players' skill sets and approach to the game, but they all have one thing in common: They're going to be darn fun to watch.

Here's a look at the six best one-on-one matchups in this year's Sweet 16, with information on just what makes them so highly anticipated.

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