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March 06, 2006
March 06, 2006

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March 6, 2006

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TOUGHEST PLACE TOPLAY
Oregon ... 50%
"McArthur Court is crazy. It's been there for 80 years. The stands gostraight up, and the band plays the fight song on every dead ball." ..."The fans dig up dirt on players. Sometimes they'll find stuff we don'teven know about a teammate."

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BIGGESTCRYBABY
Chris Hernandez, STANFORD ... 30%
"He gets a lot of calls, but if the refs call one foul on him, he has toturn around and complain."

MOST OVERRATEDPLAYER
Jordan Farmar, UCLA ... 30%
"He's a solid player, but he's not as great as people make him out tobe." ... "His potential is great, but he hasn't lived up to hishype."

STRONGESTPLAYER
Leon Powe, CAL ... 90%
"He's impossible to front. It's hard to get around him because he has somuch leg and upper-body strength." ... "He draws a double team everygame, yet he's a 20-and-10 guy."

BEST FUTUREPRO
Brandon Roy, WASHINGTON ... 30%
"He has the post-up, midrange and attacking game; he plays good defense;and he's extremely athletic."

SCARIESTDUNKER
Hassan Adams, ARIZONA ... 50%
"If it's a fast break and you're on that side with him, they are going tothrow it up in the air. Most of the time you won't be able to jump and get theball, so you'd better just move out of the way or you're going to be onSportsCenter."

TEAM WITH THEMOST RESPECT FOR ITS COACH
Washington ... 30%
"All of [Lorenzo] Romar's guys go out and play as hard as they can. Theylisten to everything he says." ... "The players trust the coach, and hetrusts the players. If they take a bad shot, it's not a horriblething."

BESTSHOOTER
Ryan Appleby, WASHINGTON ... 30%
"He can shoot the heck out of the ball. I hate to keep feeding Washingtonthese compliments."

OPPOSING COACHYOU'D MOST LIKE TO PLAY FOR
Lorenzo Romar, WASHINGTON ... 60%
"He's a player's coach. All the guys on his team seem to enjoy playing forhim." ... "I love his team's style of play, and he's supportive of hisguys."

MOST UNDERRATEDPLAYER
Josh Akognon, WASHINGTON STATE ...30%
"He went from not starting to lighting up teams. He's the reason theHuskies have won a couple of [key] games." ... "He's doing a great job,but nobody has heard of him."

TEAM WITH THELEAST RESPECT FOR ITS COACH
Oregon ... 40%
"It seems like each player has his own agenda." ... "They takecrazy shots and play pretty erratically." ... "They have a ton oftalent, but they haven't been able to win with it."

BEST DEFENDER

Arron Afflalo, UCLA ... 30%
"He's strong, he's quick on his feet, and he does a great job on the otherteam's best player."

PHOTOJOHN W. MCDONOUGH (AFFLALO) THESTOPPER
Afflalo has shut down some of the top scorers in the country thisseason.
TWO PHOTOSELAINE THOMPSON/AP (AKOGNON); KYLE TERADA/STANFORD ATHLETICS (ROY)