03/25/2006

Connecticut will attempt to become the first Big East team to defeat a team from the Colonial Athletic Association.  The CAA is 3-0 vs. the Big East. 
Year Team Opponent Score Round
1986 Navy Syracuse 97 85 Second Round
1991 Richmond Syracuse 73 69 First Round
1995 Old Dominion Villanova 89 81 First Round

Of teams with at least 15 games as a lower seed, Louisiana State has the second best record at 9-8 and UCLA has the third best record at 10-9.  Villanova is number one at 12-10.

UCLA's Final Four appearance is the first for the Pacific Ten since 2001 when Arizona made the Final Four.

UCLA advances to their first Final Four since 1995.  It is their 16th Final Four appearance tying North Carolina for the most Final Four apperances.  They are 12-3 in National Semifinal games.

UCLA is now 19-1 when playing in their home state of California.

UCLA will face Louisiana State for the first time in NCAA Tournament history.

Memphis' 45 points are the fewest points scored by one team in an Elite Eight game since 1985 when Villanova defeated North Carolina 56-44.  It is Memphis' fewest points in 41 tournament games tied with the 45 they scored in a 52-45 loss to Villanova in the 1985 National Semifinals.

The 95 total points scored by UCLA and Memphis is the fewest combined points scored in an Elite Eight game since 1973 when UCLA defeated San Francisco 54-39 (93 total points).

UCLA's 50 points are the fewest points scored by the winning team in an Elite Eight game since 1984 when Virginia defeated Indiana 50-48.

Louisiana State's Final Four appearance is the first for the SEC since 2000 when Florida made the Final Four.

Louisiana State is now 2-0 in overtime tying Duke, New York and Vanderbilt for the most wins in overtime without a loss.

Duke has lost in the Sweet Sixteen 6 times.  With Louisiana State's win, every team that defeated Duke in the Sweet Sixteen has advanced to the Final Four.

Louisiana State advances to their first Final Four since 1986.  It is their 4th Final Four appearance.  They are 0-3 in National Semifinal games.