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Fifty players who could make the most noise in March

March is just a few weeks away, and I'm so eager for the arrival of the sports calendar's preeminent month that I'm already prepping for the madness. In particular, I've been thinking about the great players we'll get to see under win-or-go-home pressure. So I've come up with a list of 50 must-see players for March.

All of these guys won't necessarily make the NCAA tournament, of course. When I say these are the players to keep an eye on in March, I'm also referring to heroics I expect to see from this bunch during conference tournaments.

Here are 50 players to watch in March, listed in roughly the order that I expect their teams would be seeded in the field of 68 if they all make the tournament:

1. Buddy Hield, Oklahoma

When people ask whom Hield reminds me of, the correct answer is no one. We simply haven't seen a player do what the senior is doing in terms of both effectiveness and volume. The Wooden Award -- or indeed, any other major award -- is his to lose.