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He's no Dougie, but the 6-foot senior was a reliable scorer (12.5 ppg) and ball handler: He was second in the Missouri Valley in assist-to-turnover ratio (2.41 to 1) and fourth in assists (4.5).
DESHAUN THOMAS, F, Ohio State
The Buckeyes' second-best offensive threat (15.4 ppg) put up as few as five points and as many as 30. When the 6'7" sophomore struggles, defenses can sag on Sullinger.
DERRICK NIX, C, Michigan State
The 6'9", 270-pound junior played only 19 minutes per game, but he made the most of them, averaging 7.9 points and 3.7 rebounds while making 55.5% of his shots.
POINTS TO PROVE
Long-range scorers, bruising rebounders and menacing shot blockers are nice, but nothing is more vital in March than a solid playmaker. These teams are at risk
The Seminoles ranked dead last in the ACC in both turnovers (16.3) and assist-to-turnover ratio (0.93) largely because of 6'5" senior point guard Luke Loucks (81 turnovers, 142 assists).