This one seems to be the toss-up region. Not in terms of a Final Four favorite; Indiana will run away with that and be picked in four out of five brackets. But for all the Round-of-64 and Round-of-32 matchups? You're going to notice a lot of disagreement. I think the East stands to have the best chance at the weirdest Sweet 16, Indiana's movement down the bracket aside.
Sweet 16 runs aren't guaranteed. But if we get any from the teams listed below, the players whom I'm detailing should be a major reason why. Who can be the next Stephen Curry or D.J. Cooper or Wally Szczerbiak? Here are the 12 most likely candidates from outside the six major conferences.
Somehow, Montana coach Wayne Tinkle has the Grizzlies in first place in the Big Sky. Mathias Ward is done for the year and Will Cherry has been in and out of the lineup. The good news, though, is that Tinkle expects Cherry back next week for the league tourney.