03/19/2004

Facts about 2004 NCAA Tournament Teams

South Carolina’s 43 points is their lowest point total in 13 tournament games.  Their previous low was 53 versus Temple in 1972.

Louisiana-Lafayette’s 52 points is their lowest point total in 13 tournament games.  Their previous low was 53 versus Rutgers in 1983.

Murray State’s 53 points is their lowest point total in 13 tournament games.  Their previous low was 58 versus Kansas in 1988 and Ohio State in 1999.

Murray State has now lost 10 tournament games in a row which is a tournament record.

Murray State extends the record for most tournaments without a Sweet Sixteen appearance with 12.

Brigham Young ties Missouri with the record for most tournaments without a Final Four appearance with 21.

With Lehigh’s loss in the Play-In Game, the Patriot League is now 0-13 in tournament history.

Syracuse and Maryland will meet in the second round.  It marks the third time that the last two champions have met in the NCAA Tournament.  The defending champion won both times.  The other two were:

Year

Team

Championship

Year

Opponent

Championship

Year

Score

Opponent

Score

Round

1962

Cincinnati

1961

Ohio State

1960

71

59

National Championship

1995

Arkansas

1994

North Carolina

1993

75

68

Final Four

The last time that the Big Ten Automatic Qualifier lost in their first round game was 1972 when Minnesota lost to Florida State 70-56.

With Utah’s loss, the Mountain West Tournament Champion is now 0-4 in the tournament.

Two coaches have lead 3 schools to the Elite Eight:  Gene Bartow (Memphis-1973, UCLA-1976, UAB-1982) and Eddie Sutton (Arkansas-1978 & 1979, Kentucky-1986, Oklahoma State-1994 & 2000)

Mississippi State’s 85 points is their highest point total in 15 tournament games.  Their previous high was 78 versus Utah in 1995.

Pacific’s last NCAA Tournament victory was in 1971 making it a 33 year drought between victories.  Here are the longest droughts between victories:

Team

Year1

Year2

Drought

Stanford

1942

1995

53 years

Wisconsin

1947

1994

47 years

St. Louis

1952

1995

43 years

Washington State

1941

1983

42 years

Iowa State

1944

1986

42 years

Oregon

1960

2002

42 years

Tulsa

1955

1994

39 years

Butler

1962

2001

39 years

Georgetown

1943

1980

37 years

Manhattan

1958

1995

37 years

Penn State

1955

1991

36 years

Pacific

1971

2004

33 years

Baylor’s last win was in 1950 which is the longest drought since their last tournament victory for any current Division I school.  CCNY’s last win was also in 1950, but they are no longer Division I.

UAB’s 102 points is their highest point total in 17 tournament games.  Their previous high was 93 versus Western Kentucky in 1981.

Washington’s 100 points is their highest point total in 22 tournament games.  Their previous high was 92 versus Seattle in 1953.

Most Consecutive Second Round Appearances:

 

Team

Consecutive

Kansas

15

Kentucky

13

Stanford

10

Duke

8

Maryland

7

Illinois

5

Connecticut

3

Pittsburgh

3

Texas

3

Wake Forest

3

Wisconsin

3

Xavier, Ohio

3

Gonzaga

2

Oklahoma State

2

Syracuse

2