Who should Louisville hire to replace Mack?
The 6-foot-10 freshman missed 13 of 15 shots in No. 1 Auburn's one-point victory at Missouri on Tuesday night, but it was clearly just an off night for one of college basketball's top newcomers. Smith finished with five points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and played stout defense on Missouri's Kobe Brown. Despite a season-low in points -- he ended a streak of 16 games scoring in double figures -- Smith remains a consensus top-five projected pick in the upcoming NBA draft if he decides to turn pro.
The curious thing about the Big 12 this season is that while it might be the toughest conference in the country, boasting the defending national champion and three other Top 25 teams, it doesn't have a single, slam-dunk lottery pick. Kendall Brown of Baylor might be the best bet. With remarkable athletic ability, a fierce competitive nature and the ability to take over a game, Brown has surged up draft boards during his freshman season in Waco.