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