03/16/11

Texas-San Antonio's win over Alabama State is their first tournament win in four tries.

Alabama State is now 0-4 all-time in the tournament.

Southern California's 46 points is the fewest points that Virginia Commonwealth has allowed in 15 tournament games.  Their previous low was 56 vs. Georgia in 1983.

Pittsburgh's RPI (#10) is the third lowest RPI for a #1 seed.  The lowest were Michigan State (#13) in 2000 and Kansas (#11) in 2007.

Southern California (#67) has the third lowest RPI and Marquette (#64) has the fifth lowest RPI all-time for an at-large team.  Here are the 5 lowest all-time:
Lowest RPI as an At-Large (since 1994)
Year Team RPI Seed
1999 New Mexico 74 9
2004 Air Force 70 11
2011 Southern California 67 11
1995 Minnesota 66 8
2011 Marquette 64 11

Most consecutive years ranked in AP poll entering tournament
Kansas (11)
Pittsburgh (6)
Duke (4)
Purdue (4)
Xavier (4)
Syracuse (3)

Most consecutive years in RPI Top 10 and made tournament
Duke (4)
Kansas (2)
Kentucky (2)

Most consecutive years in RPI Top 25 and made tournament
Kansas (18) - Every year since RPI started
Duke (15)
Pittsburgh (6)
Xavier (4)
Purdue (3)
Syracuse (3)
West Virginia (3)


Most consecutive years in RPI Top 50 and made tournament
Kansas (18) - Every year since RPI started
Duke (16)
Michigan State (14)
Texas (13)
Pittsburgh (10)
Wisconsin (9)
Tennessee (6)
Texas A&M (6)
Louisville (5)
Purdue (5)
Xavier (5)

States with 3 or more bids
Pennsylvania (5) - Bucknell, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Temple, Villanova
Virginia (5) - George Mason, Hampton, Old Dominion, Richmond, VCU
California (4) - Cal-Santa Barbara, San Diego State, Southern California, UCLA
Indiana (4) - Butler, Indiana State, Notre Dame, Purdue
Ohio (4) - Akron, Cincinnati, Ohio State, Xavier
Tennessee (4) - Belmont, Memphis, Tennessee, Vanderbilt
Kentucky (3) - Kentucky, Louisville, Morehead State
Michigan (3) - Michigan, Michigan State, Oakland
New York (3) - Long Island, St. John's, Syracuse
North Carolina (3) - Duke, North Carolina, North Carolina-Asheville
Texas (3) - Texas, Texas A&M, Texas-San Antonio

Most Consecutive Years having at least one team from a state in the Tournament
California (62)
Kentucky (48)
New York (39)
North Carolina (38)
Pennsylvania (35)
Texas (34)
Ohio (30)
Kansas (28)
Utah (17)
South Carolina (16)
Florida (14)
Michigan (14)
Washington (14)
Wisconsin (13)

Oklahoma does not have a team in the tournament ending a 29-year run of at least one team.