March Madness: Who's who in the Elite Eight?

CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein and CBS Sports Network college basketball analyst Mateen Cleaves talk about who made it to the Elite Eight March 30, 2013. CBS

(CBS News) Sweet 16 action wrapped up Friday night, and all eyes were on this year's Cinderella team, but their magical story line ended and they were not able to move up into Elite Eight.

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The team finally met their match in their own state rivals, the University of Florida Gators. The underdogs took the country by storm as the 15th seed in the tournament and had everybody watching.

Now the Elite Eight is left with the marquee names of college basketball, such as Syracuse, Ohio State, Duke, Kansas and the only upstart of the group, Wichita State.

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CBS Sports college basketball insider Jon Rothstein explained that although Marquette has beaten Syracuse once this year, the real decision-maker is one crucial player.

"If Marquette is going to have a chance to get to the Final Four for the first time since 2003, Jamil Wilson will be the key," he said.

The analysts also agreed that Ohio State will most likely come out on top of Wichita State, but the game has the possibility to go either way as both teams are matched pretty equally.

"One thing we've noticed in the last couple of games is that Ohio State has been their best when they went with their smaller lineup, with Shaun Thomas, their best player at the five-spot, playing center," said Rothstein. "Wichita State has the best matchup for that lineup because they play in a mid-major conference. When you don't play in BCS-level conference, you don't have to play true traditional level big men together. So they definitely have the personnel to match up with Ohio."

The Buckeyes also have Deshaun Thomas, who at 6-foot-7-inches is an NBA prospect and the team's secret weapon.

"Ohio State is a very good team," said CBS Sports Network college basketball analyst Mateen Cleaves. "Coming from the Big Ten, which was the best conference in the country this year, and they have Deshaun Thomas, who is going to get 20 points just by waking up out of bed."

With these remaining teams left, there are still many different storylines that could play out during the final days of this NCAA tournament.

"The one thing we learned this season is the unexpected always becomes the ordinary," said Rothstein.

Coverage of the road to the Final Four begins at 2:30 p.m. ET on CBS.

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