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Sweet 16 Schedule, Viewing Guide: Jared Sullinger Among Prospects In Action Friday

The remaining four games in the Sweet 16 of the 2011 NCAA Tournament will take place Friday night, and while most of the regional focus will be on Richmond and VCU, Wizards fans will once again be watching the top prospects in action.

On Thursday, Derrick Williams got all Wizards fans excited when he scored 32 points and 13 rebounds in leading Arizona to an upset of Duke. Which players could grab Wizards' fans attention on Friday? Here's a brief breakdown of the ones to watch.

Harrison Barnes, North Carolina: Barnes emerged as a favorite after dominating in the ACC Tournament, and looked pretty good in the Tar Heels' first two wins. However, a Sweet 16 matchup with Marquette and the Eagles' stifling perimeter defense will be a major challenge. Barnes has struggled at times with physical, athletic defenders, and Marquette is full of them. If he can have a good game and carry the Tar Heels to the Elite 8 in the process, it'll quench a lot of concerns. 7:15 p.m., CBS.

Jared Sulliner, Ohio State: Sullinger's first two NCAA Tournament games didn't prove much, because nobody was big enough to do much to stop him, but a matchup with Josh Harrellson and an athletic team like Kentucky will be a bigger challenge. Sullinger will raise his stock if he is still able to star in this setting. 9:45 p.m., CBS

Terrence Jones, Kentucky: Jones has been up and down in the NCAA Tournament, and a game against Ohio State and its athletic wing defenders is an interesting challenge. Jones, however, might be able to take those players in the post and show off that side of his game. 9:45 p.m., CBS

Brandon Knight, Kentucky: Knight had one good game and one terrible game thus far, but he has the potential to dominate his matchup against Ohio State. He'll have to if Kentucky is to win. 9:45 p.m., CBS

Marcus and Markieff Morris, Kansas: Both big men are in the middle of the first round in the latest Draft Express mock draft, and both have the potential to dominate against Richmond's small front line. That is, as long as they get the ball. 7:27 p.m., TBS

Chris Singleton, Florida State: The big man is recovering from injury, and didn't do much last weekend, but has reportedly had a great week of practice. If so, maybe he will flash the talent that made him one of the nation's best interior defenders. 7:57 p.m., TBS