It's stated all the time this season. Guard play makes all the difference in the NCAA tournament, and to be honest it's hard to argue with that statement. So who are some of the top guard groups in this year's field? Here are 12 below along with a few superlatives. Not all of the usual suspects make the list, but try not to automatically dismiss the less heralded names either.
(2) Ohio State vs. (15) Loyola (Md.): East Region
Cincinnati and Louisville advance to the Big East final, marking the first time that no original members will be in the game.