NCAA Tournament: 5 Players to Watch From Mid-Major Teams

Yesterday, we took a look at players who could flat-out take over the tournament, along with those who could impact the big dance with their elite defensive game. A lot of those players are from major conference teams, though. Over the course of the season, they've made their presence known and have done so in the national spotlight.

Other great players haven't had that same opportunity, and because of that, we've barely seen them play. Now that it's tournament time and we're down to just 64 teams, we will get the chance to see what they have to offer. And since so much is riding on those brackets, taking a couple minutes to acknowledge a handful of guys who have played at a high level in mid-major conferences could really pay off in the long run.

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Without further ado, here are five players to keep in mind when tuning in to this week's games.