By Gabby Watson, producer of March To Madness
Randy Peterson, Des Moines Register: Iowa's Jake Kelly, Matt Gatens, Devan Bawinkel and Aaron Fuller played for the entire game against Michigan and they look to repeat the performance against Michigan State. "Those 45-minute guys better make sure they're rested up," Iowa coach Todd Lickliter said.
Pat Borzi, New York Times: Marquette's coach Buzz Williams is so fanatical about statistics of his team he needs to have his suits tailored to fit all his sheets of paper. "What it is, is a damnation, to be so consumed like this," he said.
Michael C. Lewis, The Salt Lake Tribune: Utah has a challenging final four game stretch including BYU, UNLV and New Mexico. "To throw out a number there, we typically want to win three out of the four," coach Jim Boylen said. "I think two might get us in there, but we can't go with 'mights.' We have to be confident."
Chris Foster, Los Angeles Times: A team meeting helped clear the air after a tense week in the Trojans' locker room. "It helped us understand how guys feel inside themselves," Daniel Hackett said. "We let everything out. Each guy on this team poured out their goals and poured out how they felt about others. It was beautiful."
Luke Thompson, Columbia Missourian: Kansas State forward and leader Darren Kent has been through a lot during his four years, from having three different coaches to the Wildcats' first NCAA appearance in 12 years. "The key thing about being a leader to me is being a guy who's going to go out and work hard every day," Kent said. " I think I've shown the guys that this year."
Matt Stout, Norwich Bulletin: UConn's Jim Calhoun doesn't care too much about getting his 800th win. He would much rather get his 17th Big East title or his third NCAA Championship.
Ryan Malashock, The Morning News/Razorback Central: The Arkansas Razorbacks lost their first 11 of 12 SEC games but they still have hope in themselves. "We need a win for our peace of mind. We're working hard and we want the reward at the end," coach John Pelphrey said.
Mark Alesia, Indianapolis Star: Oops. The Hoosiers sanctioned themselves after making improper contact with a recruit.
Stan Olson, Charlotte Observer: Davidson's looking to break a losing streak that's lasted for three games at home -- something that's pretty unprecedented for Steph Curry and the Wildcats.