NCAA Pants Party: Arizona Vs. Wisconsin

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Arizona Wildcats (19-12) vs. Wisconsin Badgers (19-11).
When: Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Where: Philadelphia



1. The Other 'Stached Star. Freshman Marcus Williams, maybe the most underhyped freshman in the nation, sports his own version of the '70's porn-stache, a la Gonzaga's Adam Morrison, but for a very awkward reason. Supposedly — and this comes from a girlfriend of his from high school — he sports the semi-facial hair because he feels his baby face isn't tough enough during hoops games. Hey, you can't knock the kid for anything he does; he's second in scoring for the Wildcats and is shooting 44 percent from beyond the arc, best on the team.

2. Our Most Famous Cheerleader Is An Old Man. It might seem odd, but 54-year-old Joe Cavaleri gets the crowd more pumped than the hottest blonde. (OK, 54 isn't that old.) Cavaleri, better known as the "Ohh Ahh Man," has been getting Wildcat crowds excited since he started in 1979, stripping off his top-tier t-shirt and getting a chant of "Arizona" going. He might not have a huge rack or short-shorts, but the "Ohh Ahh Man" is one of the best traditions at the school.

3. Handcuffs Anyone? Since the year started, senior guard Hassan "Hot Sauce" Adams has got in more trouble than Lorena Bobbitt at a "Playgirl" shoot. (Yeah!) Adams has been arrested twice: once for disturbing the peace and the other for driving under the influence of alcohol. Plus, he showed up late to a team meeting before a loss against Houston earlier this year, benching him for most of the first half. Adams is the team leader in points, steals and citations. — Shane Bacon


1. Alando The Egg Hunter. Alando Tucker, one of the more prolific scorers in the Big Ten at 18.9 ppg, lists the Easter Bunny as the most famous person he has ever met. He is serious too.


2. ChippenDevins. The UW assistant director of athletic communications made sure to accompany preseason All-Big Ten player Alando Tucker to Big Ten media day in Chicago this year after preseason All Big Ten player Devin Harris drove by himself in 2003 and forgot his pants.

3. Bisonized. The Badgers were 68-3 at the Kohl Center under Bo Ryan heading into their January 21 meeting with the North Dakota State Bison, who were coming off a loss to Utah Valley State. Needless to say, after the game the Badgers were 68-4. The game will go down as the biggest upset in Badger Basketball history, no doubt. — Scott Cayo


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