<italics>The NCAA tournment's first weekend provided a rather quick, unspectacular end to the seasons for some of the best individual talent the field of 68 had to offer. But the bracket is not barren just yet. Here's SI.com's Brian Hamilton's look at the top 10 players left in the Sweet 16, with tournament performances to date factored in.</italics> That the Azetcs would play suffocating defense was a given, as they were a top 10 team in terms of defensive efficiency all season. Sufficient offense was the question, and Thames has attempted to answer that all by himself. He averaged 26.5 points and five assists in two NCAA tournament games thus far with just four turnovers in 78 minutes.