03/30/2008

For the first time in tournament history, all four #1 are in the Final Four.

Roy Williams becomes only the second coach to advance to the Final Four twice with two different schools.  He has 4 Final Fours with Kansas and 2 with North Carolina.  The other was Jack Gardner who was in two Final Fours with both Utah and Kansas State.

Memphis is in the Final Four for the 3rd time and their first since 1985.

All 3 of Memphis' Elite Eight victories are against schools currently in the Big Twelve (1973 - Kansas State, 1985 - Oklahoma, 2008 - Texas)

John Calipari is in the Final Four for the 2nd time and his first since 1996 when coaching Massachusetts.

John Calipari is the 13th coach to go to the Final Four with two different schools.

Memphis is the 3rd team from Conference USA to advance to the Final Four.  The other two were Marquette in 2003 and Louisville in 2005.

Conference USA is now 4-7 vs. the Big Twelve.

Rick Barnes loses his first tournament game in Texas as the coach of Texas.  He is now 7-1 playing in his home state in the tournament.  John Calipari is now 5-1 when playing in Texas.

Memphis is 6-0 when playing in Houston and 13-2 when playing in Texas.

Memphis' victory is the 28 decided by 15 or more points which is a tournament record.  The previous record was 25 in 1993.

Memphis is now 1-4 vs. #2 seeds.

Teams from Tennessee are now 5-3 vs. teams from Texas.

Kansas is in the Final Four for the 13th time and the first time since 2003.

Bill Self is in the Final Four for the 1st time.

Kansas is the 6th Big Twelve Conference team in the Final Four and the first since Oklahoma State in 2004.

The Big Twelve Conference is 12-3 vs. the Southern Conference.

Teams from Kansas are now 7-7 vs. teams from North Carolina.

Kansas is now 4-0 vs. teams seeded #10.

Davidson is now 0-3 vs. teams ranked #4 in the AP Poll.  All 3 were Elite Eight games.

Bill Self is the 6th Kansas coach to advance to the Final Four which is a tournament record.  North Carolina and UCLA have had 5 coaches each in the Final Four.