03/20/2009

Syracuse is now 25-7 in first round games.

Syracuse is now 1-2 in games played in the state of Florida.

Oklahoma State is now 2-3 vs. teams from the Southeastern Conference.

Oklahoma State is now 19-3 on Fridays.

Kansas is now 2-0 vs. teams from the Summit League.

Kansas is now 32-6 in first round games.

Marquette is now 1-1 vs. teams from the Western Athletic Conference.

Utah State is now 0-2 vs. teams from the Big East Conference.

Utah State is now 4-14 in first round games.

Utah State is now 0-7 on Fridays which is an all-time tournament worst.

Arizona State is now 5-0 in the Round of 64 which is an all-time tournament best.

Arizona State is now 5-0 on Fridays.

Arizona State is now 2-0 vs. teams from the Atlantic Ten Conference.

Missouri is now 3-6 on Fridays.

The Big Twelve Conference is now 5-0 vs. the Ivy League.

Cornelll is now 0-3 on Fridays.

Pittsburgh is now 2-0 vs. teams from the Atlantic Sun Conference.

Pittsburgh is in the second round for the 4th consecutive year.

Pittsburgh's 10 point win over East Tennessee State is the closest a #1 seed has come to losing to a #16 seed since North Carolina defeated Fairfield 82-74 in 1997.

East Tennessee State is now 2-6 in first round games.

West Virginia is now 2-1 on March 20.

Dayton is now 1-2 vs. teams from the Big East Conference.

Louisville is now 3-0 vs. Morehead State.

Louisville is now 6-0 vs. teams from the Ohio Valley Conference which is tied for the 4th best by any team vs. a single conference.

Louisville is now 1-1 when playing in Ohio.

Morehead State is now 0-5 on Fridays.

Morehead State's 54 points is the fewest they have scored in 12 tournament games.  Their previous low was on Tuesday night in the preliminary round game against Alabama State when they scored 58.

Arizona is now 2-0 vs. teams from the Mountain West Conference.

Arizona is now 1-5 when seeded #9 or worse.

Arizona is now 1-1 vs. Utah.

Utah is now 6-3 vs. teams from the Pacific Ten Conference.

Southern California is now 2-0 vs. Boston College.

Southern California is now 1-3 vs. teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Boston College is now 14-4 in first round games.

Xavier is now 1-1 when playing in the East Region.

Wake Forest is now 0-2 vs. teams from the Horizon League.

Cleveland State is now 2-0 in first round games.

Michigan State is now 2-0 vs. teams from the Northeast Conference.

Michigan State is now 6-0 as a #2 seed.

Robert Morris is now 0-2 vs. teams from the Big Ten Conference.

Florida State is now 1-4 vs. teams from the Big Ten Conference.

Florida State is now 2-1 when playing in the state of Idaho.

Florida State is now 1-2 in overtime games.

Wisconsin is now 2-2 vs. teams from the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Wisconsin is now 1-1 in overtime games.

Siena is now 4-1 in first round games.

Siena is now 1-1 vs. teams from the Big Ten Conference.

Siena is now 2-0 when playing in the state of Ohio.

Ohio State is now 21-4 in first round games.

Ohio State is now 5-2 when playing in the state of Ohio.

Ohio State is now 14-4 on Fridays.

Ohio State is now 2-7 in overtime games.

The following coaches won their first tournament game this year:
  • Russ Pennell, Arizona
  • Brian Gregory, Dayton
  • Ken McDonald, Western Kentucky
  • Travis Ford, Oklahoma State
  • Donnie Tyndall, Morehead State
  • Buzz Williams, Marquette

Ken McDonald is the 9th different coach to win a game for Western Kentucky which is a tournament record.

This is the 22nd year (out of 25) since the field expanded to 64 teams in which a #12 has defeated a #5 seed. With 3 #12 seeds winning, it ties for the most wins by #12 seeds with 3. It also happened in 2002.