The Style Archive, our museum of college hoops style, is in its third season on SI.com. We already have 107 exhibits on display from the past two seasons, and will be unveiling new batches throughout the tourney ...
|27. House of Pain
Lucas O'Rear, 6-6 forward, Soph., Northern Iowa
Spotted: March 8 vs. Illinois State
Notes: The Missouri Valley Conference's bruising Sixth Man of the Year sports this ode to his Irish heritage (it says "O'Rear Brothers," for he and his brother Calivin), and plans to add ink honoring his Polish blood as well.
28. The Sidney Deane
|29. Memphimus Prime
Classification: Alternate jersey
Spotted: By reader Shawn Taylor
Notes: Nike cooked up a new "Aerographic" jersey design for the Tigers, who got this Transformers/Tigers look as well as custom "RTL" shoes. That's a favorite John Calipari expression that stands for "Refuse To Lose."
|30. Mr. Inside-Out
Matt Howard, 6-8 forward, Soph., Butler
Classification: Reversed undershirt
Spotted: All season long
Notes: A Bulldogs fan alterted us to this earlier in the season, and we finally found photo evidence: Howard's lucky, baggy tee is always worn inside-out, as evidenced by the reversed Nike logo in the photo at left.
Jerel McNeal, 6-3 guard, Sr., Marquette
Spotted: March 11 vs. St. John's
Notes: McNeal rocked these extended leggings for the Golden Eagles' Big East opener against St. John's, but ditched them for Thursday's loss to Villanova, in which he shot 4-of-17 from the field. Perhaps they were lucky.
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