Rising Star: Gonzaga Forward Zach CollinsZach Collins, Gonzaga's freshman forward, is a valuable sixth man on a balanced Bulldogs team that's favored in the Final Four.
Rising Star: Oregon Guard Tyler DorseyTyler Dorsey, Oregon's sophomore guard, has been on a scoring tear. Can he keep his Ducks flying against the Wolverines from Michigan?
Rising Star: South Carolina Forward Chris SilvaSophomore forward Chris Silva first played basketball in high school, now he's the key force behind the Gamecocks' run to the Sweet 16.
Rising Star: USC Forward Chimezie MetuSophomore forward Chimezie Metu, perhaps USC's most consistent player, earned the Pac-12’s Most Improved Player award this season.
Rising Star: SMU Guard Shake MiltonSophomore point guard Shake Milton led SMU to an AAC title and should keep his Mustangs playing deep into the NCAA Tournament.
Rising Star: Purdue Guard Carsen EdwardsFreshman Carsen Edwards, at six feet tall, can create his own shot and get in the lane better than any other Purdue perimeter player.
Rising Star: Villanova Guard Phil BoothThe sophomore from Baltimore hit the second-biggest shot of the game for Villanova (it was, admittedly, a very distant second).
Rising Star: North Carolina Guard Joel BerrySteady and efficient, if not flashy, Berry could be a key tonight against Villanova. The sophomore point guard has recorded 18 assists and just one turnover in his last two games.
Rising Star: Syracuse Forward Tyler LydonIn the second half on Sunday, Lydon nailed a three off a pick-and-pop when his defender stayed with gunner Trevor Cooney, and swished a very deep three to cut the deficit to 58-55.
Rising Star: Oklahoma Forward Khadeem LattinThe Oklahoma Sooners’ strength is their perimeter shooting, but their secret weapon is 6’9” forward Khadeem Lattin
Rising Star: Seton Hall's Isaiah Whitehead Is On Quite A RollThe sophomore scored 70 points in three days—and added 19 rebounds and 17 assists—to lead Seton Hall to its first Big East title since 1993.
Rising Star: Wisconsin Forward Ethan HappEthan Happ, now a redshirt freshman, is a starter for Wisconsin averaging 11.9 points, 7.8 rebounds, and a Big Ten-leading 1.8 steals.

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