Five favorites for the national title, Kansas without Embiid, more mail

Wednesday March 12th, 2014
Joel Embiid likely will not play until Kanas' second game in the NCAA tournament.
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Oklahoma. Lots of teams are good defensively, but there aren't too many who can light up a scoreboard like the Sooners. Sophomore forward Ryan Spangler, a 6-8 transfer from Gonzaga, gives them a rebounding presence they've lacked in the past. And in case you haven't noticed, Lon Kruger is a really, really good coach.

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