03/21/2004

Summary of this year’s Sweet Sixteen Teams

Team

Number of Sweet Sixteen Appearances

Last Sweet Sixteen Appearance

Consecutive

Sweet Sixteen Record

Elite Eight Record

National Semifinal Record

National Championship Record

UAB

3

1982

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1-1

0-1

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Kansas

22

2003

4

14-7

12-4

7-5

2-5

Georgia Tech

7

1996

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3-3

1-2

0-1

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Nevada

1

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St. Joseph’s

10

1997

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3-6

1-2

0-1

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Wake Forest

9

1996

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5-3

1-5

0-1

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Pittsburgh

5

2003

3

1-3

1-1

0-1

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Oklahoma State

10

2000

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7-2

5-5

3-2

2-1

Duke

21

2003

7

16-4

13-3

9-4

3-6

Illinois

10

2002

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6-3

4-4

0-4

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Texas

8

2003

3

2-5

3-2

0-3

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Xavier

2

1990

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0-1

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Alabama

8

1991

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0-7

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Syracuse

17

2003

2

7-9

4-3

3-1

1-2

Vanderbilt

5

1993

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1-3

0-1

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Connecticut

14

2003

3

6-7

1-5

1-0

1-0

 

Conference Breakdown

Atlantic Coast               3

Big East                        3

Big Twelve                   3

Atlantic Ten                  2

Southeastern                 2

Big Ten                        1

Conference USA          1

Western Athletic           1

 

Xavier’s only other appearance in the Sweet Sixteen was against Texas also.  They lost 102-89.

Xavier’s 89 points ties their highest point total in 25 tournament games.  They also scored 89 versus Texas in 1990 and Nebraska in 1991.

Kansas has a tournament record 22 straight wins against double-digit seeds.

With #1 Stanford, #2 Kentucky and #3 Gonzaga losing in the second round, it marks only the second time in tournament history that the 3 top ranked teams in the AP Poll missed the Sweet Sixteen.  The other year was 1981.  The top three were #1 DePaul, #2 Oregon State and #3 Arizona State that year.

UAB’s first Sweet Sixteen was in 1981.  They also defeated Kentucky that year to reach the Sweet Sixteen.

Stanford becomes the first #1 ranked team in the AP Poll to miss the Sweet Sixteen since North Carolina missed it in 1994.