The Best Head-to-Head Matchups in the Sweet 16 of the 2016 NCAA Tournament

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The Best Head-to-Head Matchups in the Sweet 16 of the 2016 NCAA Tournament
Darron Cummings/Associated Press

The NCAA tournament has reached the second week, which means the spotlight goes from talking about seeds—and either general upsets or "chalk"—to focusing on individual battles that will swing the Sweet 16 games.

Teams have gotten to this point because they know how to hide flaws, capitalize on strengths and assert willpower. They know where to go and can often figure how to slow down opponents' best options.

Here are eight pivotal player matchups, one for each game Thursday and Friday. 

We look at a true point guard battle, of course, but we also examine star power, valuable veterans, high-level big men and even a senior vs. freshman showdown in the paint between Indiana and North Carolina.

Read on to see an octet of great duels that will determine who will reach the Elite Eight.

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