Coaches who have never won it all
1. Thad Matta, Ohio State
2. Bob Huggins, West Virginia
3. Rick Barnes, Texas
4. John Calipari, Kentucky
5. Ben Howland, UCLA
coaches overdue for the Final Four
1. Jamie Dixon, Pittsburgh
2. Bo Ryan, Wisconsin
3. Matt Painter, Purdue
4. Mark Few, Gonzaga
5. Fran Dunphy, Temple
Coaches whose regular seasons earned a good seeding
1. Matt Painter, Purdue
2. Mike Brey, Notre Dame
3. Chris Mack, Xavier
4. Rick Pitino, Louisville
5. Dave Rose, BYU
Ccoaches who know the way to the title
1. Mike Krzyzewski, Duke
2. Roy Williams, North Carolina
3. Billy Donovan, Florida
4. Jim Calhoun, Connecticut
5. Jim Boeheim, Syracuse
Teams on a roll
1. North Carolina won 14 of 15 going into ACC Tournament finals
2. Notre Dame won 11 of its last 12 in regular season
3. Florida won 10 of its last 11 going into SEC Tournament finals
4. Kansas State won eight of its last nine in regular season
5. George Mason won 16 of its last 17
Teams that are not
1. Villanova lost its last five
2. Missouri lost its last three regular-season games
3. Texas lost three of its last five
4. Georgetown lost four of its last five
5. Pittsburgh went 3-3 over its last six games
Teams that could be this year's Butler
1. Utah State, top 20 in RPI
2. Xavier, surprising 15-1 in Atlantic-10
3. Belmont, sits at No. 20 in Ken Pomeroy ratings
4. Old Dominion, won 13 of its last 14
5. Butler, because most of year it did not play like Butler
Players if you need a three
1. Jon Diebler, Ohio State, 51.1 percent
2. Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh, 46.6
3. Ben Hansbrough, Notre Dame, 45.1
4. John Jenkins, Vanderbilt, 40.8
5. Jimmer Fredette, BYU, 40.4
Players you'd like at the foul line
1. Jimmer Fredette, BYU, 89.6 percent
2. Ashton Gibbs, Pittsburgh, 89.5
3. John Jenkins, Vanderbilt, 88.7
4. Austin Freeman, Georgetown, 86.7
5. Terrell Holloway, Xavier, 86.7
Senior guards who could make a difference
1. Nolan Smith, Duke
2. Jimmer Fredette, BYU
3. Jon Diebler, Ohio State
4. E'Twaun Moore, Purdue
5. Ben Hansbrough, Notre Dame
Freshmen who could play key roles
1. Josh Selby, Kansas
2. Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
3. Harrison Barnes, North Carolina
4. Brandon Knight, Kentucky
5. Terrence Jones, Kentucky
Best defensive teams
(According to Ken Pomeroy)
2. Florida State
3. San Diego State
Best offensive teams
(According to Ken Pomeroy)
1. Ohio State
3. Notre Dame
Teams that might be better than you think
1. Cincinnati, ranked 23rd by Pomeroy
2. Washington, 23-10, but won Pacific-10 Tournament
3. UNLV, overshadowed by BYU and San Diego State
4. St. John's, double-digit losses but huge wins
5. Marquette, played a top-10 schedule
Teams we haven't seen in awhile
1. Princeton. First trip since 2004, was 6-23 in Coach Sydney Jackson's first season.
2. Indiana State. The Fighting Larry Birds are making their first NCAA appearance since 2001.
3. Cincinnati. The Bearcats haven't been dancing since Bob Huggins in 2005.
4. Memphis. It's only been since 2009 but that was in the John Calipari era.
5. Temple. Owls were in last year's tourney but haven't won a game since 2001.
Probable lottery picks
1. Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
2. Derrick Williams, Arizona
3. Kemba Walker, Connecticut
4. Terrence Jones, Kentucky
5. Harrison Barnes, North Carolina
Bad matchups for UK
1. Kansas. The Jayhawks have size and depth.
2. Pittsburgh. The Panthers are very physical.
3. Ohio State, The Buckeyes have size and experience.
4. Louisville. The Cards would want revenge and Pitino is a prep coach.
5. Notre Dame. The Irish are playing much better than the first meeting.
Good matchups for UK
1. North Carolina. The Cats nearly beat the Heels in Chapel Hill.
2. Connecticut. The Cats would love to earn revenge on the Huskies.
3. Duke. Neither team has great size, plus it would be great to see.
4. Wisconsin. Because DeAndre Liggins could take Jordan Taylor.
5. Purdue. Because UK has better athletes and the Boilermakers are not that deep.