While you always need the right mix of supporting players on any good college basketball team, a potent duo can go a long way in helping a program experience immense success over the course of a single season.
Especially when the tournament rolls around, it can be a huge advantage for a team if they have two superstar players that are able to carry the load on both ends of the court, and sometimes these extremely talented duos can prevail over teams that are more complete from top to bottom.
Over the first few months of the college basketball season, we've already witnessed some incredible play from the best teams in the nation and even though many of these teams are loaded with talent up and down their rosters, there are generally two players who have distinguished themselves as the go-to guys for their respective squads.
When making these rankings, I considered many factors including: production, help from supporting players, star factor, strength of opposition, and quality of the team they play for.
As most people who watch or play basketball know, it's much easier for a good player to put up big numbers on a below average team than to do so on a winning one and this definitely played a factor in my rankings.
Because of the huge impact that two players can have on a college basketball team, I also gave more of a preference to duo's who are a part of winning teams, because in my mind, if a duo is one of the best in college basketball, they would (in most cases) be able to raise the play of their team and have them amongst the best in the nation.
So let's take a look at the 30 best duos in college basketball this season who should continue to frustrate opponents and lead their teams to success because of their transcendent play.