Utah

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Conference: Pacific 12

Mascot: Utes

Coach: Larry Krystkowiak

Record: 24-8 (13-5 conference)

Kenpom ranking: 8

Good wins (Kenpom ranking): vs Wichita St., at BYU,

Bad losses (Kenpom ranking): at Washington

Tournament appearances: 31

Best result: Runners-up

NBA alumni: Andrew Bogut, Andre Miller, Tom Chambers

Best name: Dallin Bachynski

Famous alumni: Orson Scott Card, Karl Rove, Nolan Bushnell

Larry Krystkowiak has taken nothing and made it blossom. Senior point guard Delon Wright was an unheralded junior college transfer, now he's one of the most important players in college hoops. Jakob Poeltl, a 7' freshman, was an unknown Austrian teen, now he's a potential lottery pick. And Utah, the laughingstock of the Pac-12 when he took over just four seasons ago, is now among the class of the league.

Playing style: Mt. Poeltl

Delon Wright's intuitive feel for the game makes the offense work just fine, but this team makes its mark on defense. Poeltl is a natural shot blocker and rebounder, and opponents shoot just 40.2 percent from inside the arc, the fourth-lowest figure in the nation.

Key player: The Wright Stuff

The younger brother of NBA player Dorell, Wright is bigger and longer than your average point guard at 6'5, Wright averages 14.3 points per game, is second on his team in rebounding, and dishes out assists on 34.7 percent of possessions while on the floor -- not to mention a knack for stealing the ball.

The other Coach K

Utah fans noticed that their coach, like Duke legend Mike Krzyzewski, has a daunting, consonant-heavy Polish last name. So they adopted a Duke tradition: Duke fans camp out for tickets in Krzyzewskiville, so before Utah's big game against Arizona, students set up tents to wait for tickets in the first-ever rendition of Krystkowiakville.