03/21/2008

See Below for Facts based on Today's games

Second Round Conference Breakdown
Big East 7
Big Twelve 5
Atlantic Coast 3
Big Ten 3
Pacific Ten 3
Southeastern 3
Atlantic Ten 1
Conference USA 1
Horizon 1
Metro Atlantic 1
Mountain West 1
Southern 1
Sun Belt 1
West Coast 1

Second Round Rematches
Duke defeated West Virginia 70-63 in the 1989 second round
Oklahoma defeated Louisville 108-98 in the 1988 Sweet Sixteen
Arkansas 2-1 vs. North Carolina - Arkansas 96-73 in 1990 Sweet Sixteen, North Carolina 80-74 in 1993 Sweet Sixteen and Arkansas 75-68 in 1995 National Semifinals

Consecutive Appearances in Second Round (at least 3)
North Carolina (5)
Georgetown (3)
Memphis (3)
Pittsburgh (3)
Tennessee (3)
Texas (3)
Texas A&M (3)
UCLA (3)

Streak of at least 3 Second Round Appearances snapped
Kentucky (16)
Boston College (4)
Florida (3)

Consecutive Appearances in Second Round - Coach (at least 3)
Roy Williams (19)
Bruce Pearl (4)
Rick Barnes (3)
John Calipari (3)
Jamie Dixon (3)
Ben Howland (3)
John Thompson III (3)

Streak of at least 3 Second Round Apperances snapped - Coach
Tubby Smith (10)
Al Skinner (4)
Billy Donovan (3)

Consecutive Apperances in Second Round - State (at least 4)
North Carolina (34)
Kentucky (17)
California (14)
Ohio (14)
Pennsylvania (10)
Texas (7)
Wisconsin (7)
Washington (6)

Streak of at least 3 Second Round Apperances snapped - State
Illinois (8)
Massachusetts (4)

Consecutive Apperances in Second Round - Conference (at least 3)
Atlantic Coast Conference (34)
Big Ten Conference (34)
Big East Conference (29)
Pacific Ten Conference (22)
Southeastern Conference (19)
Conference USA (13)
Big Twelve Conference (12)
Horizon League (4)

Streak of at least 3 Second Round Apperances snapped - Conference
Missouri Valley (3)

Facts based on Today's Games

There were 23 double-digit victories in the first round.  That ties a tournament record set last year.

Villanova wins a tournament record 13th time as a lower seed.

The Big East has a record 7 schools in the Second Round.  The previous record was 6 by the Big East in 1991, the Big Ten in 1994, the SEC in 1999 and the ACC in 2004

John Pelphrey of Arkansas wins his first ever tournament game.

Arkansas is now 6-1 when playing in the state of North Carolina.

Arkansas's win is their first tournament win since 1999 first round vs. Siena.  It ends a 5 game tournament losing streak.

Louisville is now 2-0 in the tournament against Boise State.  They also defeated Boise State 67-58 in the 1994 first round. 

Louisville is now 3-0 vs. teams from the Western Athletic Conference.

With the loss, Boise State is now 0-5 all-time in the tournament.

All 4 lower seeds win in Tampa today.  This breaks the record for most lower seed teams winning in one location in one day.  The previous record was 3 which happened 4 times:

3/15/91 in Syracuse, New York
  • #12 Eastern Michigan 76, #5 Mississippi State 56
  • #13 Penn State 74, #4 UCLA 69
  • #9 Villanova 50, #8 Princeton 48
3/19/93 in Tucson, Arizona
  • #12 George Washington 82, #5 New Mexico 68
  • #13 Southern 93, #4 Georgia Tech 78
  • #9 UCLA 81, #8 Iowa State 70
3/15/01 in Boise, Idaho
  • #10 Georgetown 63, #7 Arkansas 61
  • #11 Georgia State 50, #6 Wisconsin 49
  • #15 Hampton 58, #2 Iowa State 57

3/16/01 in Memphis, Tennessee

  • #12 Gonzaga 86, #5 Virginia 85
  • #13 Indiana State 70, #4 Oklahoma 68
  • #9 Fresno State 82, #8 California 70

Fran McCaffery of Siena wins his first ever tournament game.

Siena's 83 points is the most they have scored in 6 tournament games.  Their previous high was 81 vs. Alcorn State in the 2002 play-in game.  The 62 points scored by Vanderbilt is the fewest Siena has allowed.  The previous low was 77 also against Alcorn State.

Vanderbilt is now 0-5 when allowing 80 or more points.

Oklahoma is now 3-0 when playing in the state of Alabama.

With North Carolina's victory, Roy Williams is now 19-0 in first round games.

North Carolina is now 22-1 when playing in the state of North Carolina.

North Carolina is now 19-0 when scoring at least 90 points in the tournament.

Mt. St. Mary's 74 points is the most they have scored in 4 tournament games.  Their previous high was 69 in the play-in game against Coppin State.  The 113 points that North Carolina scored ties the most points that they have allowed.  They also allowed 113 vs. Kentucky in the 1995 first round.

Bill Grier of San Diego wins his first ever tournament game.

San Diego's win is the first ever tournament win.  They are now 1-3 in the tournament.  The win also marks a tournament record 6th time that Connecticut has been the victim of a school's first win.

San Diego's 70 points is their most in 4 tournament games.  Their previous high was 69 against Stanford in the 2003 first round.

Connecticut is now 2-4 in overtime games.  It was San Diego's first overtime game in tournament history.

Connecticut loses in the first round for the first time since 1979.  They had won 14 straight first round games.  Jim Calhoun is now 14-1 in first round games as the coach of Connecticut.

Darrin Horn of Western Kentucky wins his first ever tournament game.

Western Kentucky is now 3-0 when playing in the state of Florida.

Western Kentucky is now 4-5 in overtime games.  Western Kentucky's 9 overtime games is second all-time in tournament history tied with Kentucky.  Only Syracuse has more at 11.

Drake is now 1-1 in overtime games.

Drake loses in the first round for the first time in tournament history.  They are now 3-1 in first round games.

Western Kentucky's 101 points is the most that Drake has allowed in 9 tournament games.  The previous high allowed was 87 against both Houston and New Mexico State in the 1970 Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight.

Austin Peay's 54 points is their lowest in 9 tournament games.  Their previous low was 64 against Louisville in the 2003 first round.

Austin Peay's loss is the 20th consecutive loss for an Ohio Valley Conference school.

Miami's win is their first tournament win since 2000 when they defeated Ohio State 75-62 in the second round.

Frank Haith of Miami (Fla.) wins his first ever tournament game.

St. Mary's is now 0-3 vs. teams from the ACC.

Georgetown is now 3-0 when playing in the state of North Carolina.

Bob McKillop of Davidson wins his first ever tournament game.

Davidson's win is the first for the Southern Conference since Chattanooga advanced to the Sweet Sixteen in 1997.

Davidson's win also ends a 7 game tournament losing streak for them.  Their last win was against St. John's in the 1969 Sweet Sixteen.

Tennessee is now 3-0 when playing in the state of Alabama.

South Alabama has now lost 6 consecutive tournament games.

Butler is now 3-0 when playing in the state of Alabama.

Butler is 4-0 when scoring at least 70 points and is 6-0 when allowing fewer than 65 points in the tournament.

Butler has now won in the first round in their last 4 tournament appearances.

Brad Stevens of Butler wins his first ever tournament game.