The players to watch

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Chris Braier, Senior Forward Lawrence
LU’s all-American recently passed the 1,500-point plateau. If he continues on his average of 15.5 points per game, he will break Lawrence’s all time scoring record in the first game of the NCAA tournament. He leads the Vikings in scoring, rebounding, steals and assists.Kyle MacGillis, Senior Forward Lawrence
The Vikings’ top defensive player will be called upon, as he has all season, to stop the other team’s best player. He also averages 14 points per game and is tied for the team lead in steals with 44

Jason Scheper, Senior Forward Carroll
Scheper led the Pioneers in scoring and rebounding in the 2004-05 campaign. He puts his defensive skills to use guarding the best low-post player on the opposing team. He averages 7.5 rebounds per game – tops on the team.

Nate Drury, Junior Guard
The shooting guard from Colorado leads the Pioneers in scoring, averaging 19.5 points per game while shooting an impressive 40.5 percent from beyond the arc.

John Grotberg, Freshman Guard Grinnell
Grotberg is second in the nation in points per game with 31.1. He averages 39.3 percent from 3-point range. If he is hot, he has the ability to put up huge numbers. He has scored 45 points on two separate occasions this season.

Jason Maclin, Junior Guard
The Prairie Fire’s top scorer averages 19.3 points per game. Maclin shoots 42.3 percent on 3-pointers. He has led Knox in scoring 15 of their 23 games. In two games against LU this year, he has scored 18 and 22 points.