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5 Minute Guide
Seth Davis
March 20, 2006
SI's annual look at the trends, teams and names to keep an eye on as the Big Dance begins
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March 20, 2006

5 Minute Guide

SI's annual look at the trends, teams and names to keep an eye on as the Big Dance begins

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EREK HANSEN, C, Iowa Led Big Ten in blocks (2.6) but gets pushed around because of slender frame (6'11", 210 pounds)

PATRICK O'BRYANT, C, Bradley Lean, athletic 7-footer intrigues NBA scouts and averages 13.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.1 blocks

TYRUS THOMAS, F, LSU Dynamic redshirt freshman led SEC in blocks (3.0) and ranked second in rebounds (9.3)

SHELDEN WILLIAMS (far right), C, Duke The Landlord is No. 5 in career blocks in ACC history and not as prone to foul trouble as he was in first three years

Three and Easy

N.C. STATE Wolfpack hit 9.3 treys per game but has no Plan B if missing from outside

OHIO STATE Trio of Buckeyes starters shoot better than 40% from behind the arc

TENNESSEE Volunteers' up-tempo style depends on hitting threes in transition; Chris Lofton is top gunner at 45.3%

TEXAS Playing essentially without a point guard, Longhorns led Big 12 in three-point shooting (41.7%) in conference play

WICHITA STATE Behind Kyle Wilson (43.4%) and Sean Ogirri (44.6%, right), Shockers used trifectas to win several close games

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