Eric Maynor, Virginia Commonwealth
Game-winner knocked Duke out of '07 NCAAs; he was Rams' top scorer (22.4 a game), and his 203 assists were 44.6% of VCU's total.
Isaiah Thomas, Washington
Forget 5'8" freshman's baby face—in addition to 2.5 assists a game, he was Huskies' top scorer, averaging 15.4 points.
Before Heels lost to Florida State in ACC semis without guard Ty Lawson, they had 14 wins in last 15 games.
There's no hotter team right now than the defensively dominant Tigers, winners of 25 straight.
Pac-10 champs fell in conference tournament semis but won eight of nine games to end regular season.
Cards wrapped up Big East regular-season and tournament titles—and a No. 1 seed—with 10--0 run.
Tigers started season 16--0 and 4--0 in ACC but finished at 9--7 in league and ended on 1--4 skid, including one-and-out fall in ACC tournament.
Wildcats were 18--8 a month ago and had recovered from abrupt departure of coach Lute Olson in October, but five losses in last six games doesn't bode well.