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Sweet Sixteen Role Call

Congratulations to CIT finalists Pittsburgh and Washington State, the New York-bound NIT Final Four and all the mid-majors still alive in the CollegeInsider.com tourney. (Check out the Results)

It's great to see those teams are still playing, but the college basketball universe has revolved around the No. 16 for the past week and only that number of teams truly matter. As the wait finally ends and we get the regional semifinals tipped off, here is one last way to celebrate the crop that's currently the envy of everyone stuck watching from home.

Cue the quick-hitting rank preview with role roll calls, ranking one standout per team in 16 categories.

Down one with possession, here's who you want with the ball: 1. Draymond Green, Michigan State; 2. Tu Holloway, Xavier; 3. Harrison Barnes, North Carolina; 4. Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas; 5. Jae Crowder, Marquette; 6. Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin; 7. Scoop Jardine, Syracuse; 8. Pierre Jackson, Baylor; 9. Bradley Beal, Florida; 10. D.J. Cooper, Ohio; 11. Aaron Craft, Ohio State; 12. Christian Watford, Indiana; 13. Peyton Siva, Louisville; 14. Marquis Teague, Kentucky; 15. Lorenzo Brown, NC State; 16. Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati.

Down one with possession, here's who you want drawing up the play: 1. Tom Izzo, Michigan State; 2. Rick Pitino, Louisville; 3. Roy Williams, North Carolina; 4. Bill Self, Kansas; 5. Billy Donovan, Florida; 6. Thad Matta, Ohio State; 7. John Calipari, Kentucky; 8. Buzz Williams, Marquette; 9. Tom Crean, Indiana; 10. Jim Boeheim, Syracuse; 11. Mick Cronin, Cincinnati; 12. Bo Ryan, Wisconsin; 13. Scott Drew, Baylor; 14. Mark Gottfried, N.C. State; 15. Chris Mack, Xavier; 16. Jim Groce, Ohio.

Sweetest scorers: 1. Tu Holloway, Xavier; 2. Draymond Green, Michigan State; 3. Harrison Barnes, North Carolina; 4. Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas; 5. Jae Crowder, Marquette; 6. Dion Waiters, Syracuse ;7. D.J. Cooper, Ohio; 8. Doron Lamb, Kentucky; 9. Bradley Beal, Florida; 10. Christian Watford, Indiana; 11. DeShaun Thomas, Ohio State; 12. Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin; 13. C.J. Leslie, N.C. State; 14. Quincy Miller, Baylor; 15. Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati; 16. Russ Smith, Louisville.

Sweetest shooters: 1. Brady Heslip, Baylor; 2. Scott Wood, N.C. State; 3. Jordan Hulls, Indiana; 4. Nick Kellogg, Ohio; 5. Doron Lamb, Kentucky; 6. Harrison Barnes, North Carolina; 7. Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette; 8. Josh Gasser, Wisconsin; 9. Austin Thornton, Michigan State 10. Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas; 11. Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati; 12. Chris Smith, Louisville; 13. William Buford, Ohio State; 14. Kenny Boynton, Florida; 15. Mark Lyons, Xavier; 16. Kris Joseph, Syracuse.

Sweetest rebounders: 1. Thomas Robinson, Kansas; 2. Anthony Davis, Kentucky; 3. Yancy Gates, Cincinnati; 4. Draymond Green, Michigan State; 5. John Henson, North Carolina; 6. Patric Young, Florida; 7. Jared Sullinger, Ohio State; 8. Jae Crowder, Marquette; 9. Kenny Frease, Xavier; 10. Gorgui Dieng, Louisville; 11. Richard Howell, N.C. State; 12. Quincy Acy, Baylor; 13. Cody Zeller, Indiana; 14. C.J. Fair, Syracuse; 15. Ryan Evans, Wisconsin; 16. Reggie Keely, Ohio.

Sweetest point guards: 1. Aaron Craft, Ohio State; 2. Kendall Marshall, North Carolina; 3. Tu Holloway, Xavier; 4. Tyshawn Taylor, Kansas; 5. Scoop Jardine, Syracuse; 6. Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin; 7. Pierre Jackson, Baylor; 8. Keith Appling, Michigan State; 9. Marquis Teague, Kentucky; 10.Peyton Siva, Louisville; 11. D.J. Cooper, Ohio; 11. Cashmere Wright, Cincinnati; 13. Lorenzo Brown, N.C. State; 14. Jordan Hulls, Indiana; 15. Junior Cadougan, Marquette; 16. Erving Walker, Florida.

Sweetest on-ball defenders: 1. Aaron Craft, Ohio State; 2. A.J. Walton, Baylor; 3. Keith Appling, Michigan State 4. Travis Releford, Kansas; 5. Dion Waiters, Syracuse; 6. Marquis Teague, Kentucky; 7. Victor Oladipo, Indiana; 8. Mark Lyons, Xavier; 9. Vander Blue, Marquette; 10. Kendall Marshall, North Carolina; 11. Russ Smith, Louisville; 12. Dion Dixon, Cincinnati; 13. Ryan Evans, Wisconsin; 14. C.J. Williams, N.C. State; 15. D.J. Cooper, Ohio; 16. Scottie Wilbekin, Florida.

Sweetest wings: 1. Draymond Green, Michigan State; 2. Harrison Barnes, North Carolina; 3. Bradley Beal, Florida; 4. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky; 5. Mark Lyons, Xavier; 6. William Buford, Ohio State; 7. Kris Joseph, Syracuse; 8. Darius Johnson-Odom, Marquette; 9. Christian Watford, Indiana; 10. Elijah Johnson, Kansas; 11. Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati; 12. Quincy Miller, Baylor; 13. Russ Smith, Louisville; 14. Scott Wood, N.C. State; 15. Josh Gasser, Wisconsin; 16. Walter Offutt, Ohio.

Sweetest post threats: 1. Thomas Robinson, Kansas; 2. Jared Sullinger, Ohio State; 3. Yancy Gates, Cincinnati; 4. Draymond Green, Michigan State; 5. Anthony Davis, Kentucky; 6. Patric Young, Florida; 7. Perry Jones III, Baylor 8. Tyler Zeller, North Carolina; 9. C.J. Leslie, N.C. State; 10. Cody Zeller, Indiana; 11. Kenny Frease, Xavier; 12. Chane Behanan, Louisville; 13. Jared Berggren, Wisconsin; 14. Davante Gardner, Marquette; 15. Reggie Keely, Ohio; 16. C.J. Fair, Syracuse.

Sweetest shotblockers: 1. Anthony Davis, Kentucky (166 blocks); 2. Gorgui Dieng, Louisville (111); 3. Jeff Withey, Kansas (109); 4. John Henson, North Carolina (98); 5. Quincy Acy, Baylor (67) 6. Jared Berggren, Wisconsin (60); 7. Justin Jackson, Cincinnati (57); 8. C.J. Leslie, N.C. State (50); 9. Jon Smith, Ohio (45); 10. Jamil Wilson, Marquette (40); 11. Kenny Frease, Xavier (39); 12. Jared Sullinger, Ohio State (38); 13. Erik Murphy, Florida (32); 14. Cody Zeller, Indiana (41); 15. Adreian Payne, Michigan State (37); 16. James Southerland, Syracuse (28).

Sweetest freshmen: 1. Anthony Davis, Kentucky; 2. Bradley Beal, Florida; 3. Cody Zeller, Indiana; 4. Quincy Miller, Baylor; 5. Chane Behanan, Louisville; 6. James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina; 7. Dezmine Wells, Xavier; 8. Todd Mayo, Marquette; 9. Rakeem Christmas, Syracuse; 10. Travis Trice, Michigan State; 11. Shannon Scott, Ohio State; 12. Naadir Tharpe, Kansas; 13. Jermaine Sanders, Cincinnati; 14. Stevie Taylor, Ohio; 15. Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin; 16. Tyler Harris, N.C. State.

Sweetest sixth men: 1. Dion Waiters, Syracuse; 2. Darius Miller, Kentucky; 3. Russ Smith, Louisville; 4. A.J. Walton, Baylor; 5. Derrick Nix, Michigan State; 6. Todd Mayo, Marquette; 7. James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina; 8. DeShawn Painter, N.C. State; 9. Reggie Keely, Ohio; 10. Mike Rosario, Florida; 11. Connor Teahen, Kansas; 12. Jeff Robinson, Xavier; 13. Evan Ravenel, Ohio State; 14. Rob Wilson, Wisconsin; 15. Matt Roth, Indiana; 16. Justin Jackson, Cincinnati.

Sweetest foul-shooters: 1. Brady Heslip, Baylor (93.3 pct); 2. Scott Wood, N.C. State (91.9 pct); 3. Jordan Hulls, Indiana (89.6 pct); 4. Nick Kellogg, Ohio (89.2 pct); 5. Austin Thornton, Michigan State (87 pct); 6. Connor Teahen, Kansas (86.2 pct); 7. Tu Holloway, Xavier (86 pct); 8. P.J. Hairston, North Carolina (85 pct); 9. Doron Lamb, Kentucky (84.2 pct); 10. William Buford, Ohio State (83.8 pct); 11. Erving Walker, Florida (81.6 pct.); 12. Kyle Kuric, Louisville (81.3 pct.); 13.Brandon Triche, Syracuse (80.6 pct); 14. Todd Mayo, Marquette (78.7 pct) 15. Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin (78.5 pct) 16. Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati (75 pct).

Fastest: 1. Pierre Jackson, Baylor; 2. Keith Appling, Michigan State; 3. Marquis Teague, Kentucky; 4. Kendall Marshall, North Carolina; 5. Peyton Siva, Louisville; 6. Scoop Jardine, Syracuse; 7. Mark Lyons, Xavier; 8. Shannon Scott, Ohio State; 9. Vander Blue, Marquette; 10. Elijah Johnson, Kansas; 11. D.J. Cooper, Ohio; 12. Erving Walker, Florida; 13. Cashmere Wright, Cincinnati; 14. Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin; 15. Victor Oladipo, Indiana; 16. Alex Johnson, N.C. State.

Strongest: 1. Thomas Robinson, Kansas; 2. Yancy Gates, Cincinnati; 3. Kenny Frease, Xavier; 4. Jared Sullinger, Ohio State; 5. Derrick Nix, Michigan State; 6. Patric Young, Florida; 7. Tyler Zeller, North Carolina; 8. Richard Howell, N.C. State; 9. Tom Pritchard, Indiana; 10. Jae Crowder, Marquette; 11. Terrence Jones, Kentucky; 11. Perry Jones III, Baylor; 13. Reggie Keely, Ohio; 14. Jared Berggren, Wisconsin; 15. Rakeem Christmas, Syracuse; 16. Chane Behanan, Louisville.

Tallest: Kenny Frease, Xavier (7-0); Jeff Withey, Kansas (7-0); Tyler Zeller, North Carolina (7-0); Perry Jones III, Baylor (6-11); Anthony Davis, Kentucky (6-11); Amir Williams, Ohio State (6-11); Cody Zeller, Indiana (6-11); Gorgui Dieng, Louisville (6-11); Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin (6-11); Chiekh Mbodj, Cincinnati (6-10); Erik Murphy, Florida (6-10); Adreian Payne, Michigan State (6-10); Baye Keita, Syracuse (6-10); DeShawn Painter, N.C. State (6-9); Reggie Keely, Ohio (6-8); Davante Gardner, Marquette (6-8).

  
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