1 Syracuse is for real. In winning 72--65 last Saturday at Memphis, sophomore guard Jonny Flynn (right) and the Orange (11--1 through Sunday) proved they are a Final Four--caliber team.

2 Davidson's not as good as it was last year. After losing three starters from their Elite Eight squad, the Wildcats (8--2) need superhuman efforts from guard Stephen Curry to beat top teams. Curry shot 5 for 26 in an 18-point loss to Purdue.

3 These are tough times at Ole Miss. Between the late-night arrest of coach Andy Kennedy for allegedly assaulting a cab driver and the torn left ACL suffered by point guard Chris Warren, last week was one to forget for the 7--4 Rebels.

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