2022 March Madness Second Round Top Players

By Rex

The first two rounds of the 2022 March Madness Tournament has come and gone and we’ve been treated to a lot of fantastic basketball. Some players stood out above the rest, and we’ve compiled five of the best performers from the Big Dance thus far, in our humble opinion, as we approach the ever-crucial Sweet 16 stage of the tournament.

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Top 5 Players in the Second Round of the 2022 March Madness Tournament

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Drew Timme – Gonzaga

The Zags have been pushed to the limit by relatively inferior opposition in the first two rounds. However, they’ve been bailed out by last year’s March Madness standout yet again in Drew Timme. The 6-foot-10 second-team All-American is averaging a surreal 28.5 points per game in the tourney thus far, with about two-thirds of his overall scoring production coming in the second half at that.

Hunter Dickinson – Michigan

Michigan’s own big man Hunter Dickinson is arguably the best forward/center in the Big Dance right now over Gonzaga’s Timme. The 11th-seeded Wolverines wouldn’t be alive in the tournament without Dicksonson, who’s averaging 24 points and 8.5 rebounds through the first two rounds. Tennessee didn’t have any solution for Dickinson in the paint, and Villanova might not be able to contain the 7-foot-1 towering force in their Sweet 16 clash ahead.

Bennedict Mathurin – Arizona

For a while there, the Arizona Wildcats appeared to be in for a second-round upset against TCU. But that was until Canadian sophomore Bennedict Mathurin sank a key three-pointer near the end of regulation and scored six of the Wildcats’ 10 points in the overtime victory over the Horned Frogs. Mathurin is averaging 24 points and 6.5 boards in the tournament along with 3.5 made three-pointers per contest.

Isaiah Wong – Miami

Another pleasant, double-digit-seeded surprise in the tournament right now is Miami, which stunned No. 2 Auburn by a whopping 18 points in the second round. The Hurricanes have third-year guard Isaiah Wong to thank for their success, dropping at least 21 points in each of his starts on a crisp 15-of-30 shooting clip from the field and 13-of-14 from the charity stripe. If Wong gets his shooting stroke from beyond the arc going (currently 0-for-3 from three-point range), the Canes have a great shot at reaching the Elite Eight for the first time in team history.

Remy Martin – Kansas

If we were to grant a sixth man of the tournament award, it would definitely go to Kansas’ Remy Martin. The transferee from Arizona State is doing wonders off the bench for the Jayhawks as we speak, scoring an average of 17.5 points in the Big Dance after averaging in single digits during the regular season. Martin has been the toast of the Lawrence fandom, especially after up-and-down showings from their top two stars in Ochai Agbaji and David McCormack.

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