TOUGHEST PLACE TOPLAY
Florida ... 50%
"I have to go with the O'Connell Center. You can't even take the ballout-of-bounds there without getting hassled." ... "It's a hostilecrowd, and the fans are right in your face when you're on the court." ..."It's really loud all game long, and the O Dome has a great studentsection."
Rajon Rondo, KENTUCKY ... 50%
"He's so athletic, and he has those long arms." ... "He has greatinstincts and can really make it tough on you." ... "He makes you workto get your shots."
Glen Davis, LSU ... 67%
"You can't guard him with one player, so when he posts up, you're forced todouble-team him." ... "He's not a guy you would want to take a chargefrom."
TEAM WITH THEMOST RESPECT FOR ITS COACH
Tennessee ... 42%
"You can see it in the way they play so hard for [Bruce Pearl]." ..."I hear that he runs and works out with his players." ... "He seemslike a teacher as well as a coach."
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Tyrus Thomas, LSU ... 58%
"He has big-time bounce. He's just like Rodney Carney at Memphis: afreakish athlete." ... "The guy can get off the ground faster thananyone I've ever played against." ... "He's a human highlightreel."
Glen Davis, LSU ... 33%
"What's impressive about Big Baby is that he's so huge and so strong, buthe can also move really well. He's amazingly agile for a guy his size." ..."He's so versatile. He can dribble, shoot, pass and defend."
C.J. Watson, TENNESSEE ... 42%
"He's one of the best point guards in the league, but you don't hear muchabout him." ... "He does everything well, but he's a quiet guy anddoesn't seem to seek the spotlight." ... "It's as if he never turns theball over."
Randolph Morris, KENTUCKY ...25%
"Given his size and athleticism, he should be a dominant defender. But hedoesn't really fight for rebounds, and he turns the ball over toomuch."
OPPOSING COACHYOU'D MOST LIKE TO PLAY FOR
Billy Donovan, FLORIDA ... 33%
"I could play for Billy D. He's intense, but he can also lighten up. Theyhave a fun, aggressive way of playing down there at Florida." ... "He'sa great motivator, and his players seem to genuinely like and respecthim."
Chris Lofton, TENNESSEE ...75%
" He has an unbelievably quick release." ... "His range is all overthe court. He has taken Tennessee to a new level." ... "He can shootoff the dribble or off the pass."
Lofton, who has a conference-best 98 three-pointers, leads the surprising Volswith 17.5 points per game.