03/17/2009

First Round Games that are rematches from prior tournaments

Louisville is 2-0 vs. Morehead State (83-61 in 1961 Regional Third Place, 72-59 in 1984 First Round)
Connecticut defeated Chattanooga 100-71 in 1995 First Round
Utah defeated Arizona 76-51 in 1998 Elite Eight
Southern California defeated Boston College 74-71 in 2001 Second Round
Illinois defeated Western Kentucky in 65-60 in 2003 First Round
Texas A&M defeated Brigham Young 67-62 in 2008 First Round

Times #1 Seeds have been seeded #1 Before
North Carolina 1979, 1982, 1984, 1987, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1997, 1998, 2005, 2007, 2008
Connecticut 1990, 1996, 1999, 2006
Louisville 1983
Pittsburgh First Time

Highest seed in school history
Here are the teams that have been in the tournament before and have achieved seed higher than any other time in school history: (with highest prior seed)
1 ? Pittsburgh (2 ? 1988, 2003)
9 ? Siena (13 ? 1999, 2008)
13 ? Akron (15 ? 1986)
13 ? Cleveland State (14 ? 1986)
13 ? Portland State (16 ? 2008)
14 ? American (14 ? 2008)

Multiple Bids by State
5 ? Ohio
4 ? California, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
3 ? Kentucky, North Carolina, Texas, Utah
2- Arizona, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Oklahoma, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

Most Consecutive Years having at least one team from a state in the Tournament
California (60)
Kentucky (46)
New York (37)
North Carolina (36)
Pennsylvania (33)
Texas (32)
Ohio (28)
Oklahoma (28)
Kansas (26)
Arizona (25)
Utah (15)
South Carolina (14)
Florida (12)
Michigan (12)
Washington (12)
Wisconsin (11)

Most Consecutive Years having at least two teams from a state in the Tournament
North Carolina (33)
California (23)
Kentucky (18)
Ohio (13)
New York (12)
Pennsylvania (11)
Texas (8)
Washington (6)
Wisconsin (5)

Most Consecutive Years having at least three teams from a state in the Tournament
North Carolina (19)
Pennsylvania (7)
California (5)
Tennessee (4)
Kentucky (3)
Texas (3)

Most Consecutive Years having at least three teams from a conference in the Tournament
Atlantic Coast (30)
Big East (30)
Big Ten (30)
Southeastern (30)
Big Eight/Big Twelve (25)
Pacific Ten (21)
Atlantic Ten (2)

Most Consecutive Years having at least four teams from a conference in the Tournament
Big Eight/Big Twelve (18)
Big East (16)
Atlantic Coast (9)
Big Ten (5)
Pacific Ten (5)

Most Consecutive Bids by Coach
Roy Williams (20)
Rick Barnes (14)
Mike Krzyzewski (14)
Tom Izzo (12)
Bill Self (11)
Mark Few (10)
Bo Ryan (8)
Jamie Dixon (6)
Ben Howland (5)
Bruce Pearl (5)
Jay Wright (5)
John Calipari (4)
Sean Miller (4)
Tim Floyd (3)
Trent Johnson (3)
Matt Painter (3)
Rick Pitino (3)
Dave Rose (3)