TOUGHEST PLACE TOPLAY
Oklahoma State ...55%
"You can't see the backboards--everything behind them is orange." ..."The student sections are on both ends of the court, and the fans don't sitdown the whole game." ... "The way [Gallagher-Iba Arena] is shapedhelps them out too: It's just straight up."
Aaron Bruce, BAYLOR ...36%
"They didn't get to play any nonconference games [because of NCAAsanctions], but he's one of the top guards in the nation, let alone theleague." ... "He reminds me of Steve Nash." ... "Put him on abetter team, and he'd be destructive."
Curtis Stinson, IOWA STATE ...36%
"He's very handsy. He knows when the refs aren't looking."
LaMarcus Aldridge, TEXAS ...45%
"His size, his length and his versatility give him a great upside."
TEAM WITH THE MOSTRESPECT FOR ITS COACH
Texas Tech ...55%
"I know if I played for Bob Knight, I'd give him the most respect I could.You can tell by how disciplined his players are that they respect him alot." ... "He doesn't allow his players to trash-talk."
OPPOSING COACHYOU'D MOST LIKE TO PLAY FOR
Bob Knight, TEXAS TECH ...27%
"A lot of people are scared of him. He looks like a mean guy, but peoplewho are well-respected usually respect others." ... "His résumé speaksfor itself. He gets the most out of his players."
OPPOSING COACHYOU'D LEAST LIKE TO PLAY FOR
TEXAS TECH ...27%
"He's known for being tough, but he seems to go too far." ... "I'veheard too many horror stories about him."
Joseph Jones, TEXAS A&M ...36%
"He's one of the most difficult big guys [to guard]." ... "He's areally physical, smart player."
Thomas Gardner, MISSOURI ...36%
"He has great range and the ability to shoot over a defense." ..."He always works hard on both the offensive and defensive ends, and itshows."
IOWA STATE ...27%
"You don't even have to cheap-shot him to get him to start talking."... "There's a reason he's known as The Mouth."
Taj Gray, OKLAHOMA ...45%
" When he gets the ball, I think defenses just want to run away from him.He's fierce-looking too."
LARRY W. SMITH/USPRESSWIRE (GRAY)
Gray's aggressiveness has helped him make 57.1% of his fieldgoals.
JIM REDMAN/ WIREIMAGE.COM (JONES); JOHN BIEVER (STINSON)