03/29/2008

UCLA is in the Final Four for the 18th time and the 3rd consecutive year.

Ben Howland  is in the Final Four for the 3rd time - all with UCLA.

UCLA is the 33rd Pacific Ten Conference team in the Final Four.

UCLA is now 2-0 vs. Xavier.  They also defeated Xavier 96-83 in the 1997 second round.

UCLA is now 6-1 vs. teams from Ohio.

UCLA is now 6-0 vs. teams ranked #12 in the AP Poll.

UCLA is 11-2 when playing in Arizona.

Xavier is now 0-3 vs. the Pacific Ten Conference.

Xavier is now 0-4 vs. #1 Seeds.

The Pacific Ten Conference is now 6-4 vs. the Atlantic Ten Conference.

Teams from California are now 9-4 vs. teams from Ohio.

UCLA is the first team to go to three straight final fours since Michigan State from 1999-2001.

UCLA allowed an average of 53.25 points a game in their first four games.  For a final four team, that is the third fewest allowed in the first four games in the shot clock era.  Last year's UCLA team allowed the fewest at 50.25 and the 2006 UCLA team allowed the fourth fewest at 54.75.

North Carolina is in the Final Four for the 17th time and their first since 2005.

Roy Williams is in the Final Four for the 6th time.

North Carolina is the 39th Atlantic Coast Conference team in the Final Four and the first since 2005 when North Carolina also went.

The Atlantic Coast Conference is now 28-27 vs. the Big East Conference.

Teams from North Carolina are now 12-11 vs. teams from Kentucky.

North Carolina is 3-1 vs. Louisville in the tournament.

North Carolina is 8-1 vs. teams from Kentucky.

North Carolina is 9-0 when playing in Charlotte and 25-1 playing in North Carolina.  Roy Williams is 8-0 as the coach of North Carolina playing in their home state.

Louisville is now 1-8 vs. teams ranked #1 in the AP poll.