RANKED: The Most Important Player For All 16 Teams Left In The NCAA Tournament

Nigel Hayes – F – Wisconsin Badgers


Averages through two games: 17.5 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 46.5-percent from the field

Hayes is the unquestioned fulcrum of the Wisconsin offense. Possessing a plethora of moves in the post, he’s excellent at using his body to finish at the rim. The senior out of Ohio has proven over the past two games to be one of the most productive players in the field. Hayes has an uncanny knack for getting to the foul line. This could be a big storyline against a somewhat depleted Florida front court.

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Devin Robinson – F – Florida Gators


Averages through two games: 19.0 PPG, 9.0 RPG, 61-percent from the field

Robinson’s athleticism and energy level has simply overwhelmed opponents in the first two games of the tournament. The junior out of Virginia has demonstrated an array of skills — including driving to the basket, posting up smaller players, and shooting the ball from three. He’s averaging nearly eight points more in the postseason than he did in the regular season. In other words…Robinson is stepping his game up big time.

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