Trey Burke (3), Michigan's leader and the AP Player of the Year, has not faced a defense like Syracuse's.
Brandon Triche, above, and backcourt mate Michael Carter-Williams are the stars of Syracuse's zone.
Unheralded Wichita State has unheralded stars, such as Carl Hall, who used to work in a light bulb factory.
Louisville's Russ Smith - nicknamed "Russdiculous" - was chosen the Midwest's most outstanding player.
ATLANTA - Syracuse is brimming with confidence, largely because of its suffocating style when the other team has the ball.
Kevin Ware started only one game this season, but his absence leaves a void on offense and defense for the No. 1-seeded Cardinals.
ATLANTA - His full-leg cast and crutches aside, Kevin Ware is no different than the rest of his Louisville teammates this week.
Carl Hall and his Wichita State teammates didn't get much attention coming out of high school, or even later in some cases. They've consoled themselves by cutting down nets in their march to the Final Four.
ATLANTA - More than 30 years ago, Cliff Levingston was part of a powerhouse team at Wichita State that was stocked with future NBA talent, and to this day he believes it underachieved.
NORFOLK, Va. - Skylar Diggins and Notre Dame are headed back to the Final Four.
Christian Laettner fires up the winning shot in Duke's 1992 regional final win over Kentucky. Duke went on to win the title that year.
INDIANAPOLIS - Mike Krzyzewski and Rick Pitino are finally doing an encore.
Russ Smith tied a career high with 31 points to push Louisville into an Elite Eight matchup against Duke.
Louisville's Logan Baumann dishes the ball around Arsalan Kazemi in the second half. The Cardinals (32-5) have won 13 straight games.
INDIANAPOLIS - Louisville survived its first test.
Located about 1,200 miles away, the University of Kansas campus qualifies as the westernmost school remaining in the Final Four.
There are no teams from the West to root for in the West Region and, unless you count Baylor, in the entire NCAA tournament.
Marquette's Jae Crowder, driving past Murray State's Edward Daniel, averages 21 points and 14.5 rebounds.