Blake Griffin won the John R. Wooden Award as college basketball's top player on Friday.
Pittsburgh has overcome three shaky offensive efforts by dominating the offensive glass, but that won't be enough to get past Villanova on Saturday.
Each team's preparation and approach will be on full display in the first five minutes of Sweet 16 games. Here are the key factors to watch in the East and West.
National player of the year? Future No. 1 overall draft pick? An agent's dream, right? Maybe so. But good luck penetrating the wall Blake Griffin's family has set up to avoid such distractions.