New Coaches (10)

Marvin Menzies, New Mexico State

John Groce, Ohio

Brett Reed, Lehigh

Chris Mack, Xavier

Tony Barbee, Texas-El Paso

Mike Lonergan, Vermont

Mike Young, Wofford

Wayne Tinkle, Montana

Chris Mooney, Richmond

George Ivory, Arkansas-Pine Bluff


Marquette?s #50 RPI and Notre Dame?s #49 RPI are the two worst RPI?s for a 6 seed all-time (since 1994).  The previous worst was by Vanderbilt in 2007 at #46.


San Diego State?s #18 RPI is the best RPI for an 11 seed all-time.  The previous best was by Kent State in 1999 and Utah State in 2009 at #23.


Tom Penders becomes the 8th coach to coach 4 schools in the NCAA Tournament (George Washington, Houston, Rhode Island, Texas)


Consecutive At-Large Bids

Texas (12)

Michigan State (10)

Villanova (6)

Marquette (5)

Tennessee (5)

Texas A&M (5)

Brigham Young (4)

Xavier (4)

Clemson (3)