Brice Johnson, North Carolina
Tournament Stats: 21.0 PPG, 9.8 RPG, 3.5 BPG
Three of the four starting power forwards remaining in this tournament are one-trick ponies. Syracuse's Tyler Roberson is an excellent rebounder, but he's not much of a scorer. Oklahoma's Khadeem Lattin is a solid shot-blocker, but he rarely scores and is an average defensive rebounder. Villanova's Kris Jenkins is a great scorer, but he doesn't rebound or defend at a high level.
Johnson, though, is the best of all three worlds, nearly averaging a double-double in the tournament while also emerging as a better-than-adequate shot-blocker. He was named the KenPom MVP of all four games and will certainly be the 2016 MOP if the Tar Heels have two more wins in them.
Marcus Paige, North Carolina
Tournament Stats: 14.0 PPG, 3.8 APG, 48.1 3P%
It took a while for Paige to finally show up with any level of consistency, but you better believe Tar Heels fans are perfectly content with watching him rediscover his three-point stroke in the NCAA tournament.
After shooting it well in early December (after missing the first six games of the season with a broken non-shooting hand), the senior combo guard shot a dreadful 27.9 percent from beyond the arc in ACC play. But those struggles somehow disappeared in time for him to have one of the best games of his career in the Sweet 16 against Indiana. He finished that night with 21 points, six assists and no turnovers after making his first five three-point attempts.
With Paige scoring this reliably, it's hard to see any team defending well enough to slow down this Tar Heels offense, which is averaging 89.3 points per tournament game.
Buddy Hield, Oklahoma
Tournament Stats: 29.3 PPG, 6.5 RPG, 47.5 3P%
If you're not aware of the type of impact Hield can have on a game, let us welcome you out from under the rock where you've been living for the past four months.
Hield has been outstanding all season long, but he has discovered an even higher gear for the final NCAA tournament of his career. The man is two more monster games away from setting the all-time record for points scored in one tournament.
Even if he doesn't catch Glen Rice, though, he's only 24 points away from matching Kemba Walker's total from Connecticut's 2011 championship run. There's a good chance he'll score at least that many points on Saturday against Villanova, meaning he will have done in five games what one of the greatest one-man shows in recent tournament history needed six games to accomplish.
Kris Jenkins, Villanova
Tournament Stats: 15.3 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 3.8 APG, 1.3 SPG
His scoring has tapered off a bit from the hot streak he was on over the final month of the season, but Jenkins is still one of the first and best options in Villanova's offense. Even after shooting 1-of-7 from three against Kansas, he's still connecting on 45.8 percent of his long-range attempts through four tournament games.
The most noteworthy number in his tournament line might be the assists. Jenkins is no stranger to attempting a ton of three-pointers in a game, having chucked up at least nine on 10 separate occasions this season. But he's only averaging six attempts per game in the tournament, recognizing that teams are more focused on shutting him down and making the extra pass when necessary.
Josh Hart, Villanova
Tournament Stats: 13.8 PPG, 4.5 RPG, 2.3 APG, 1.5 SPG
As was the case for Virginia's Malcolm Brogdon in his junior year, Hart is the type of guy who can score 25 points in a game, but he usually spreads out his damage on both ends of the floor to drive opposing coaches crazy. He's an efficient, two-way player who just has a nose for the ball and the moment.
Ryan Arcidiacono is the Wildcat more likely to go flying into the stands to save a possession, but Hart doesn't mind acquiring some bumps and scrapes to track down a loose ball. Hart is also the guy most likely to hit a back-breaking shot, draw a crucial foul or force a big turnover.
Michael Gbinije, Syracuse
Tournament Stats: 16.0 PPG, 4.3 RPG, 4.0 APG, 2.0 SPG
For a guy who isn't shooting all that well, Gbinije is making one heck of an overall impact on the game.
The leader of Syracuse's short rotation, he has played at least 35 minutes in 24 consecutive games. If his legs have looked a little weary on three-point attempts in the tournament, there's a good reason for that. But Gbinije is still putting up points and contributing in a plethora of ways. And if Syracuse is going to keep winning in this tournament, he'll be the main reason why.