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NCAA tournament yields surprise stars

Updated: March 22, 2010, 9:44 AM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

We have learned a lot of things during the first two rounds of the Big Dance, baby!

There is a much smaller gap between the David and Goliaths of the hardwood these days. Go ask Kansas and Villanova about that. The Sweet 16 includes Northern Iowa, St. Mary's, Butler and Cornell.

New names have hit the scene and become major factors in the tourney. Look at St. Mary's big man, Omar Samhan. He has been a dominant force in the first two games. All Samhan has done is hit ...

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