A day removed from getting a scare against No. 16 Southern, Gonzaga players don't want to acknowledge the reality of the situation. And neither does their coach. This is to be expected, however. There is a new scope that Gonzaga is seen through, whether they want to admit it or not.
You won't find the huge names on this list. No Trey, Otto or Victor. This is reserved for X-factor players, guys who can ultimately determine how far their team goes, and whether they reach the Final Four.
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.