03/20/10

Second Round Rematches
- Kansas State defeated Brigham Young 64-54 in 1951 Elite Eight
- Ohio State is 2-0 vs. Georgia Tech (86-69 in 1960 Elite Eight, 65-61 in 1991 Second Round)
- Missouri defeated West Virginia 89-78 in 1992 First Round
- California defeated Duke 82-77 in 1993 Second Round
- Kentucky is 2-0 vs. Wake Forest (103-69 in 1993 Sweet Sixteen, 83-63 in 1996 Elite Eight)
- Michigan State defeated Maryland 60-58 in 2003 Sweet Sixteen
- Pittsburgh defeated Xavier 60-55 in 2009 Sweet Sixteen

St. Mary's is in their 2nd Sweet Sixteen and their first since 1959.  Randy Bennett will be coaching in his first Sweet Sixteen.

Butler is in their 4th Sweet Sixteen and their 2nd in 4 years.  Brad Stevens will be coaching in his first Sweet Sixteen.

Butler is now a tournament best 3-0 on Saturdays.

Murray State's 52 points is their fewest in 16 tournament games.  Their previous low was 53 vs. Illinois in the 2004 first round.  The 54 points that Butler scored was the fewest that Murray State has allowed.  The previous low was 61 vs. Kansas in the 1988 second round.

Tennessee is in their 6th Sweet Sixteen and their 3rd in 4 years.  Bruce Pearl will be coaching in his 4th Sweet Sixteen and 3rd with Tennessee.

Ohio is now a tournament worst 0-7 on Saturdays.  Tennessee had the second worst record on Saturdays behind Ohio coming into the day, but they are now 1-4.

Northern Iowa is in their first Sweet Sixteen.  Ben Jacobson will be coaching in his first Sweet Sixteen.

Kansas is the 9th consecutive AP #1 team that fails to win the tournament.  The last #1 team to win was Duke in 2001.  Here are the results for the last 9 years:
Year Team Score Team Score Round
2002 Indiana 74 Duke 73 Sweet Sixteen
2003 Marquette 83 Kentucky 69 Elite Eight
2004 Alabama 70 Stanford 67 Second Round
2005 North Carolina 75 Illinois 70 National Championship
2006 Louisiana State 62 Duke 54 Sweet Sixteen
2007 Florida 84 Ohio State 75 National Championship
2008 Kansas 84 North Carolina 66 National Semifinals
2009 Michigan State 64 Louisville 52 Elite Eight
2010 Northern Iowa 69 Kansas 67 Second Round

Baylor is in their first Sweet Sixteen.  Scott Drew will be coaching in his first Sweet Sixteen.

Washington is in their 7th Sweet Sixteen and their first since 2006.  Lorenzo Romar will be coaching in his 3rd Sweet Sixteen, all for Washington.

Kentucky is in their 38th Sweet Sixteen and their first since 2005.  John Calipari will be coaching in his 8th Sweet Sixteen and his first with Kentucky.

Wake Forest is now a tournament worst 0-5 vs. the SEC.

Kansas State is in their 16th Sweet Sixteen and their first since 1988.  Frank Martin will be coaching in his first Sweet Sixteen.

Brigham Young is now tied with Penn for a tournament worst 0-3 vs. the Big Twelve.