Names to know and who to watch for during the opening weekend of March Madness among players who rank in the top 50 nationally in individual statistics:

Creighton's Doug McDermott
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RANK PLAYER SCHOOL PPG
2 Doug McDermott Creighton 23.1
3 Lamont Jones Iona 23.0
4 Nate Wolters South Dakota State 22.7
14 Marshall Henderson Ole Miss 20.1
17 Khaliff Wyatt Temple 19.8
21 Deshaun Thomas Ohio State 19.5
24 Trey Burke Michigan 19.2
28 Mike Muscala Bucknell 19.0
35 Allen Crabbe California 18.7
44 Ian Clark Belmont 18.1
46 Russ Smith Louisville 18.1

Oregon's Arsalan Kazemi
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RANK PLAYER SCHOOL RPG
2 Andre Roberson Colorado 11.3
4 Mike Muscala Bucknell 11.2
5 Richard Howell NC State 10.7
14 Mason Plumlee Duke 10.2
17 Gorgui Dieng Louisville 9.9
20 Colton Iverson Colorado State 9.8
24 Murphy Holloway Ole Miss 9.6
26 Arsalan Kazemi Oregon 9.5
31 Jamaal Franklin San Diego State 9.5
34 Melvin Ejim Iowa State 9.3
39 Pierce Hornung Colorado State 9.2

Harvard's Siyani Chambers
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RANK PLAYER SCHOOL APG
3 Michael Carter-Williams Syracuse 7.7
4 Larry Drew II UCLA 7.4
7 Lorenzo Brown NC State 7.2
8 Phl Pressey Missouri 7.1
11 Trey Burke Michigan 6.7
16 Matthew Dellavedova St. Mary's (Calif.) 6.4
17 Brett Comer Fla. Gulf Coast 6.3
20 Alex Abreu Akron 6.0
21 Grant Gibbs Creighton 5.9
22 Peyton Siva Louisville 5.9
24 Nate Wolters South Dakota State 5.8
26 Anthony Marshall UNLV 5.8
28 Siyani Chambers Harvard 5.8
30 Korie Lucious Iowa State 5.7
33 Jerian Grant Notre Dame 5.6
35 Eric Atkins Notre Dame 5.6
46 Angel Rodriguez Kansas State 5.3

Louisville's Gorgui Dieng
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RANK PLAYER SCHOOL BKPG
3 Jeff Withey Kansas 3.79
4 Zeke Marshall Akron 3.69
9 Austin Witter N.C. A&T 3.00
16 Cheikh Mbodj Cincinnati 2.70
17 Reginald Buckner Ole Miss 2.68
23 Gorgui Dieng Louisville 2.52
29 D.J. Stephens Memphis 2.44
30 Mike Muscala Bucknell 2.42
32 Sim Bhullar New Mexico State 2.41
45 Kenyatta Smith Harvard 2.15