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Mark Beech
March 23, 2009
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March 23, 2009

Five Minute Guide

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Arizona State
Run to Pac-10 tournament final took some sting out of 1--3 finish to regular season that included a 74--64 loss to lowly Stanford.

All-Name Team

Solomon Alabi, Florida State
No excuses necessary for this 7'1", Nigerian-born freshman, who led all ACC players with 2.1 blocks per game and chipped in an average of 8.5 points.

Dionte Christmas, Temple
Like old St. Nick, senior guard always delivers: He led the Owls with 19.2 points per game, including 35 in a win over Tennessee.

Chief Kickingstallionsims, Alabama State
The name is what fans remember, but 7-footer's ability to block shots (2.7 a game) is what endears him to Hornets faithful.

Lucas O'Rear, Northern Iowa
First man off the Panthers' bench, 6'6", 255-pound sophomore is also perhaps the most aptly named low-post enforcer in the country.

Larry Sanders, VCU
Hey now! Spidery 6'10" sophomore with a 7'7" wingspan averaged 2.7 blocks per game, but he also runs floor well and ranked second on Rams in scoring (11.3).

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