In addition to asking 22 of college basketball's best seniors what advice they would give the freshmen versions of themselves, we posed a few other questions about their time on campus.
One thing you could change about college hoops
The physicality. I think the [NCAA] is trying to soften the game up a bit from how it used to be played back in the 90s. If they let us play and battle and fight in the basketball sense, that would be nice.
I would probably switch to quarters instead of halves. Halves take away from the excitement of the game.
I would probably go from five fouls to six fouls before a player is disqualified so that guys don't go out too quickly in the game. This season, with the new rules, the referees aren't letting us play as much.
I would change the violations of people being allowed to take you to dinner and pay for food for you. ... Food is a really big part of my life, I love to eat. A lot of times I have to turn down free meals because it's an NCAA violation, and I know I'm not the only one. I think that would really benefit thousands of college basketball players.
The one-and-done rule. If kids are ready to go [pro] after high school, then they need to go. And if they come to college, they need to make a commitment toward getting a degree. Make them stay two or three years, kind of like the baseball model or the NFL model. One year just seems like the university gets used. ... And it's hard to do a lot academically in two semesters.
Less classes. ... We take classes year-round. Obviously, we're students first. I understand that. But we are talking four or five classes, and we are a two-semester sport -- so it's not that easy. ... I'm missing a lot of school.
I would add a three-second rule in the paint for defenders. As a big guy, I can't complain because I can stand there and block shots and rebound. But offensively, when teams are just playing pack-line defense, and you have guys stand there in the paint, or stay in the zone the whole game, it's a little annoying.
Let's move the shot clock to 24 seconds. I like playing fast.
You know how students have to sit out a year if they transfer? ... If a coach leaves to take another job, I think he should have to go through the same thing. I know it's kind of crazy, kind of impossible, but I feel like somehow we have to level the playing field.
There should be a standard ball for every school, every university, that's the standard game ball. Other than arguing with the shoe companies, I don't think it would be that hard to do.
Coming from a mid-major perspective, I think big conferences should have to play us more often. We've got what, 10, 12 nonconference games? It'd be great if we could get 50 or 60 percent of them against high-major schools consistently, so we could get a really strong schedule established before we start conference play.
Road venue you loved going to?
Probably Cameron [Indoor Stadium], just because the tradition of the Carolina-Duke game there. It's very electric in there.
Iowa. They always have a great crowd. It's crazy, the best crowd we play in front of.
Utah and UCLA. Every time we go to Utah it's a war. Utah has a big arena, and they have a huge following. It's a really fun atmosphere.
The Phog at Kansas. There's just something about that place. It's just so unique. It's the only show in town, and all eyes are on you.
Butler. Hinkle [Fieldhouse] is pretty legendary. Even before the game, during walk-through when you go out there you're just like, "Wow."
Providence. The Dunkin' Donuts Center is crazy. ... The DJ is going, they're all amped up. They hate us up there, but we love going in there because we know it will be a great environment.
As for gyms in our conference, I'd say Missouri State -- that's one of the most underrated student sections in the country, in my opinion. The heckling there is pretty fun. ... You can enjoy the back and forth while you play.
Road venue you're thrilled to never have to go back to?
Either North Carolina or Kansas. They fill up pretty well, and it's just a tough road environment.
Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center. They have a dark gym. And it's a little quiet.
Virginia Tech. ... The lighting is weird, we always struggle in that arena, and I can never get it going there. It's just a tough place, it's not the prettiest arena.
Maybe UConn. That's a tough place. They don't like us there too much, and they always have a few choice words for us as we leave the court.
West Virginia. I don't like going there. They talk all the time. They never stop talking. When I go there, I want to land at game time, play the game and win or lose, get out of there. You don't even want to stay down there.
And then the rifle. First time I heard it go off, I ducked so quick. I was like, "What's going on over there?" The fans are used to it, but not me. Nah, I don't like going there.
Contributing reporters: Eamonn Brennan, C.L. Brown, Jeff Goodman, Chantel Jennings, Myron Medcalf, Dana O'Neil and Sam Strong.