Ohio State's John Cooper, who coached Arizona State in the 1987 Rose Bowl, will be the third coach to bring teams to the game from different sides of the country. Who are the other two?
Hugo Bezdek, Oregon, 1917, and Pennsylvania, 1923; and Pete Elliott, California, 1959, and Illinois, 1964.
TODAY'S QUOTE: "There ain't but one person that can be talking (trash) to me, and that's my mother and father." Nets forward Jayson Williams after jawing on the court with the Jazz's Karl Malone