Piute plays so hard all the time that you can never relax. They (Thunderbirds) are athletic and good players, and they are well coached. If we aren't prepared, they could go far in the tournament.

Escalante in my mind is the team to beat. They're so athletic and tough competitors. They've played together a long time now too. Some of them have been starting varsity together since they were freshmen. They're easily the best team we've seen this year.