10 Forty minutes of Hell describes coach Nolan Richardson's intense, trap-happy Arkansas defense. It also describes the last 30 seconds of most NBA games.
11 In College you have to keep an eye on your GPA. In the pros you have to keep an eye on your CPA.
12 Cheerleaders Leerleaders
13 A no-name player like Texas Tech's Darvon Ham makes SI's cover by shattering the glass in the NCAAs. In the pros big-name players like Charles Barkley make the court docket by shattering the glass—of a bar window...with a fan.
14 Bench players enthusiastically wave towels in college. In the NBA a benched Robert Horry petulantly throws a towel in the face of his coach, Danny Ainge.
15 Indiana has storied Assembly Hall. The Lakers have shameless Arsenio Hall.
16 John Wooden's Pyramid of Success was a compendium of homespun wisdom, meted out to his basketball-playing pupils. Pat Riley's The Winner Within is a compendium of business tips, available to anyone with $22.95.
17 The Intensity level in a basketball arena is inversely proportional to the elevation implied in its name. Thus, the Pit (at New Mexico) is basketball's summit. The Summit (home to the Houston Rockets) is the pits.
18 At Temple players show up for practice every day at 5:30 a.m. In Portland, J.R. Rider shows up for practice—periodically.
19 In College high-spirited pep bands play during timeouts. In the pros ceaseless technopop swallows all other sound.