03/26/10

Tennessee is in the Elite Eight for the first time.  Bruce Pearl will be coaching in the Elite Eight for the first time.

Tennessee was previously 0-5 in Sweet Sixteen games.

With Tennessee winning, Texas Tech now has the worst record in Sweet Sixteen games at 0-5.

The SEC has two teams in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2006 when both Florida and Louisiana State both advanced to the Final Four.

Ohio State is now 8-2 vs. teams from the SEC.  Their only other loss was in the 2007 National Championship game vs. Florida.

Baylor is in the Elite Eight for the 4th time, but the first time since 1950.  Scott Drew will be coaching in the Elite Eight for the first time.

Baylor's 23-point win (72-49) is their biggest win in 13 tournament games.  Their previous largest margin of victory was 9 in the 2010 first round game vs. Sam Houston State.

With Baylor's victory, the Big Twelve has had multiple teams in the Elite Eight three consecutive years which is the longest current streak.

The Big Twelve has had 6 different schools in the Elite Eight in the last 3 years (2008 - Kansas, Texas; 2009 - Missouri, Oklahoma; 2010 - Baylor, Kansas State).  The only other time that a conference has had 6 different schools in the Elite Eight over 3 years was the ACC from 1984 to 1986 (1984 - Virginia, Wake Forest; 1985 - Georgia Tech, North Carolina, North Carolina State; 1986 - Duke, North Carolina State).

The Big Twelve is now 3-0 vs. the West Coast Conference.

Michigan State is in the Elite Eight for the 11th time and the 2nd consecutive year.  Tom Izzo will be coaching in his 7th Elite Eight.

Michigan State is now a tournament best 3-0 vs. the Missouri Valley.

Duke is in the Elite Eight for the 18th time, but the first time since 2004.  Mike Krzyzewski will be coaching in his 12th Elite Eight.

Duke has defeated a top 4 seed for the first time since the 2001 National Championship game.

Duke is now a tournament best 24-0 when allowing fewer than 60 points.

With the victory, Duke is the first ACC team to advance to the Elite Eight other than North Carolina since 2004.

Consecutive Years with an Elite Eight Appearance
Big East 9
Big Twelve 5
Atlantic Coast 4
Big Ten 2