5 Players Who Could Explode in the NCAA Tournament

Jon Rothstein
Jon Rothstein@JonRothstein

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Which players could explode during the NCAA Tournament?

Check out our list of five below.

5 Players Who Could Explode in the NCAA Tournament

Josh Hubbard, Mississippi State

5-10 and a bucket getter, Hubbard scores like most humans eat breakfast. He's averaging 25.4 points in his last eight games entering the Bulldogs' Round-of-64 matchup with Michigan State, a game where Mississippi State is a 1.5-point underdog, per the college basketball odds at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Keisei Tominaga, Nebraska

A native of Japan, Tominaga is open as soon as he steps foot in the gym. One of the best shooters that Fred Hoiberg has ever coached, the 6-2 Tominaga has had seven games this season with four or more made three-point shots. The Huskers are a 1.5-point favorite in Friday's first-round date with Texas A&M.

Dalton Knecht, Tennessee

A first-team All-American, Knecht is the primary reason why many believe that the Vols have the requisites have a chance to reach the Final Four for the first time ever. Knecht has had seven games this season where he's scored 30 or more points. The Vols own +340 odds to win the Midwest Region.

RJ Davis, North Carolina

Another first-team All-American, Davis separated himself over the past few months as the sport's top scoring guard. UCLA coach Mick Cronin said a few weeks ago that Davis could go on a similar NCAA Tournament run to UConn's Kemba Walker in 2011.

Cam Spencer, UConn

The Huskies' silent sniper preys on opponents like he's a seagull and there's a slew of ham sandwiches on a beach. Spencer shoots 44.4% from three-point range and has the potential to explode at any given moment. This is the unsung presence in Storrs. UConn is the current title favorite, listed at +370 odds to win the National Championship.

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Rothstein has been a college basketball insider for CBS Sports since 2010 and a contributor to the CBS Broadcast Network since 2016. He joined FanDuel in 2022 as a Content Creator. Rothstein is also the host of the College Hoops Today Podcast via Compass Media Networks.