1 Brandon Rush (right) must start living up to his billing. Kansas' sophomore swingman, a preseason All-America, scored just 10 points in the Jayhawks' loss at Texas Tech.
2 Vanderbilt (13--6) is looking like an NCAA tournament team. The Commodores lost to Furman and Appalachian State in nonconference play, but their wins over Alabama and Kentucky vaulted them back into the postseason picture.
3 Scottie Reynolds is an exploding supernova. In a five-game stretch Villanova's 6'2" freshman point guard averaged 21.6 points, including a combined 53 in wins over Notre Dame and Texas.