03/17/10

Arkansas-Pine Bluff becomes the 93rd team to win their first tournament game and the first since Oakland defeated Alabama A&M in the play-in game in 2005. It is the third straight time a team winning its first game won it in the play-in game.

First Round Games that are rematches from prior tournaments
- Houston defeated Maryland in the 1983 Second Round 60-50 - Georgia Tech - Houston defeated Maryland in the 1983 Second Round 60-50
- Georgia Tech defeated Oklahoma State in the 2004 National Semifinals 67-65
- Vermont defeated Syracuse in the 2005 First Round 60-57 in overtime
- Wake Forest defeated Texas in the 1996 Second Round 65-62

Times #1 Seeds have been seeded #1
Duke (11) 1986, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2010
Kentucky (10) 1980, 1984, 1986, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2003, 2004, 2010
Kansas (9) 1986, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2002, 2007, 2008, 2010
Syracuse (2) 1980, 2010

Highest seed in school history Here are the teams that have been in the tournament before and this year’s seed is higher than any other time in school history: (with highest prior seed)
2 – Kansas State (4 – 1988)
2 – West Virginia (5 – 1982)
3 – Baylor (8 – 1988)
7 – Richmond (11 – 1986, 2004)
9 – Northern Iowa (10 – 2006)
12 – Cornell (14 – 2008, 2009)
14 – Oakland (16 – 2005)
14 – Sam Houston State (15 – 2003)

Multiple Bids by State
7 – Texas
5 – Pennsylvania
4 – California
3 – Indiana, Kentucky, New York, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee
2 – Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, Utah, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin

Most Consecutive Years having at least one team from a state in the Tournament
California (61)
Kentucky (47)
New York (38)
North Carolina (37)
Pennsylvania (34)
Texas (33)
Ohio (29)
Oklahoma (29)
Kansas (27)
Utah (16)
South Carolina (15)
Florida (13)
Michigan (13)
Washington (13)
Wisconsin (12)

Arizona does not have a team in the tournament ending a 25-year run of at least one team.

Most Consecutive Years having at least two teams from a state in the Tournament
North Carolina (34)
California (24)
Kentucky (19)
Ohio (14)
New York (13)
Pennsylvania (12)
Texas (9)
Washington (7)
Wisconsin (6)

Most Consecutive Years having at least three teams from a state in the Tournament
Pennsylvania (8)
California (6)
Tennessee (5)
Kentucky (4)
Texas (4)

North Carolina ends a 19-year run of having at least three teams in the tournament.

Most Consecutive Years having at least three teams from a conference in the Tournament
Atlantic Coast (31)
Big East (31)
Big Ten (31)
Southeastern (31)
Big Eight/Big Twelve (26)
Atlantic Ten (3)

Pacific Ten ends a 21-year run of having at least three teams in the tournament.

Most Consecutive Years having at least four teams from a conference in the Tournament
Big Eight/Big Twelve (19)
Big East (17)
Atlantic Coast (10)
Big Ten (6)

Most Consecutive Bids by Coach
Rick Barnes (15)
Mike Krzyzewski (15)
Tom Izzo (13)
Bill Self (12)
Mark Few (11)
Bo Ryan (9)
Jamie Dixon (7)
Bruce Pearl (6)
Jay Wright (6)
John Calipari (5)
Matt Painter (4)
Rick Pitino (4)
Dave Rose (4)

Roy Williams ends a 20-year run of tournament appearances.