03/16/2006

The Mountain West's teams with automatic bids are now 0-6 combined in the NCAA Tournament.

With Illinois' win over Air Force and Indiana's win over San Diego State, the Big Ten is now 5-0 vs. teams from the Mountain West.

San Diego's 83 points in the most they have scored in 5 tournament games.  Their previous high was 80 in 1975 against Nevada-Las Vegas in the first round (Round of 32) and in 1985 against Nevada-Las Vegas in the first round.

Southern's 54 points is the fewest they have scored in 8 tournament games.  Their previous high was 56 in 1987 against Temple in the first round.  The 70 points scored by Duke is also the fewest points that Southern has allowed in the tournament.  The previous high allowed was in the same game.

Duke is now 44-0 when allowing 65 or fewer points in a tournament game.

Texas A&M's win is their first tournament win since 1980 when they defeated North Carolina 78-61 in the second round.  It is also their first win on a Thursday.  They were previously 0-3 on Thursdays in the tournament.

This is the first time Texas A&M has won an NCAA Tournament game outside the state of Texas.

Illinois' 78 points is the most that Air Force has allowed in 4 tournament games.  Their previous high allowed was 69 in 1960 against Depaul in the first round (Round of 32).

Air Force's 69 points is the most they have scored in 4 tournament games.  Their previous high was 66 in 1962 against Texas Tech in the first round (Round of 32).

Wisconsin-Green Bay's victory over Oklahoma is the first time a Horizon League team has defeated a Big Twelve team.  They were previously 0-3 vs. the Big Twelve.  However, the Horizon League was 3-1 vs. the Big Eight.

Wichita State's victory over Seton Hall is the first time a Missouri Valley team has defeated a Big East team.  They were previously 0-5 vs. the Big East.

The Southeastern Conference had 4 wins today.  That ties a record for the most wins in one day by a conference with 4.  Here is the list of times this has occurred:
Date Conference
3/16/2006 Southeastern
3/18/2005 Atlantic Coast
3/18/2004 Atlantic Coast
3/20/2003 Pacific Ten
3/16/1996 Southeastern
3/14/1996 Southeastern
3/21/1992 Atlantic Coast
3/19/1992 Atlantic Coast
3/18/1988 Big East
3/13/1987 Big East
3/15/1985 Atlantic Coast


George Washington's win is their first tournament win since 1994 when they defeated UAB 51-46 in the first round.

Louisiana State's 80 points is the most that Iona has allowed in 9 tournament games.  Their previous high allowed was 78 in 1980 against Holy Cross in the first round.

Iona is now 0-4 on March 16.

UCLA is now 16-1 when playing NCAA Tournament games in the state of California.  Their lone loss was to Missouri 82-73 in the 2002 Sweet Sixteen.

Montana's win is their first tournament win since 1975 when they defeated Utah State 69-63 in the first round (Round of 32).  It is also the first win for a Big Sky team since 1999 when Weber State defeated North Carolina 76-74 in the first round.

Montana's 87 points are their most in 9 tournament games.  Their previous high was 77 against Washington in the 2005 first round.  It is also the most points that Nevada has allowed in 8 tournament games.  Their previous high allowed was 72 in 2004 against both Gonzaga in the second round and Georgia Tech in the Sweet Sixteen.

With Montana's win over Nevada, a 12 seed has defeated a 5 seed in 20 of the 22 tournaments since 1985.  The only two years that all 5 seeds won the in the first round were 1988 and 2000.

Tennessee's win is their first tournament win since 2000 when they defeated Connecticut 65-51 in the second round.

Winthrop is now 0-6 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.  That ties them with Nebraska and Eastern Kentucky with the most tournament games without a win.  Only Louisiana-Monroe (7) and North Carolina A&T (9) have more tournament games without a win.

Tennessee's 63 points is the fewest that Wintrop has allowed in 6 tournament games.  Their previous low allowed was 71 against Northwestern State in the 2001 opening round.

Florida is now 10-0 when allowing 62 or less points.

South Alabama's 50 points is their lowest score in 8 tournament games.  Their previous low was against Illinois in the 1998 first round.  It is also the fewest points that Florida has allowed in 30 tournament games.  Their previous low allowed was against Sam Houston State in the 2003 first round.

Wichita State win's their first tournament win since 1981 when they defeated Kansas 66-65 in the Sweet Sixteen.

Pacific is now 0-4 when allowing 83 or more points.

Seton Hall is now 0-6 when allowing 80 or more points.

Wisconsin-Milwaukee is now 3-0 when scoring 80 or more points.