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March 06, 2006
TOUGHEST PLACE TO PLAY Pittsburgh ...36% "The fans get there early to start heckling you. It's like a zoo." ... "They have a nice, new arena. The student section is next to the court, and the fans there say some creative stuff."
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March 06, 2006

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TOUGHEST PLACE TO PLAY
Pittsburgh ...36%
"The fans get there early to start heckling you. It's like a zoo." ... "They have a nice, new arena. The student section is next to the court, and the fans there say some creative stuff."

SCARIEST DUNKER
Rudy Gay, UCONN ...73%
"When he gets it on the fast break, you don't want to take a charge on him. The next thing you know you'll be on a poster somewhere." ... "His open-court dunks are tremendous. And he's a high leaper."

STRONGEST PLAYER
Eric Hicks, CINCINNATI ...36%
"He looks like a pro wrestler. His arms are huge." ... "When he grabs rebounds, he clears the lane out."

BIGGEST TRASH-TALKER
Carl Krauser, PITTSBURGH ...45%
"He tests you to see what's going on inside your head. If he sees he has control, he'll keep talking."

TEAM WITH MOST RESPECT FOR ITS COACH
UConn ...27%
"When [ Jim Calhoun] tells you to do something, you do it or you're coming out of the game." ... "He's a Hall of Famer. They have to listen to him if he's been that successful."

OPPOSING COACH YOU'D MOST LIKE TO PLAY FOR (TIE)
Jay Wright, VILLANOVA ...27%
"He uses the four-guard offense, and I like it when anybody who gets the ball can go to the basket." ... "He gives his players a lot of freedom."

Jim Boeheim, SYRACUSE ...27%
"I love the way he talks and the way his teams play. His zone is very, very tough, and he seems like a great person." ... "He's had a lot of success, but seems pretty relaxed."

OPPOSING COACH YOU'D LEAST LIKE TO PLAY FOR
Jim Calhoun, UCONN ...36%
"His players go out there trying not to make a mistake instead of just playing. They look immediately to the bench. You have to respect him, but I couldn't play for him." ... "He criticizes his players too much."

BIGGEST CRYBABY
Gerry McNamara, SYRACUSE ...27%
"He's always complaining to the refs."

MOST OVERRATED PLAYER (TIE)
Rudy Gay, UCONN ...27%
"He gets a lot of credit for stuff that he hasn't done." ... "With his talent he could do much more." ... "He has the tools, but he's guardable and inconsistent."

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