Last-second heroics have been the order of the day in the 2014 NCAA tournament, which has already featured six overtimes and a wealth of buzzer-beaters on its way to the Sweet 16. With so many games coming down to one all-or-nothing play, there’s a serious edge to be had for those teams who already know which players they can count on in crunch time.
Second-seeded Wisconsin, for example, has plenty of scoring options, but when the game is on the line, it turns to point guard Traevon Jackson. The junior has spent the past two seasons showing that he knows how to find an opening when his team has to have a basket.
Read on for more on Jackson and where he ranks—for frequency and versatility—among the dozen most accomplished late-game stalwarts remaining in this year’s Sweet 16.