03/18/11

Oakland's 81 points is the most they have scored in 4 tournament games.  Their previous high was 79 vs. Alabama A&M in the 2005 Opening Round.

Texas is now 3-5 on March 18.

Michigan's 75-45 win over Tennessee is the biggest win in an 8-9 game in tournament history.  The previous largest margin of victory was #9 Purdue over #8 LSU in 2003 when Purdue won 80-56.

The win by Michigan is their 3rd largest in tournament history.  They defeated Virginia by 37 in 1989 Elite Eight and Coastal Carolina by 31 in 1993 Round of 64.

Tennessee's 45 points is the fewest points that Michigan has allowed in 63 tournament games.  Their previous low allowed was 49 vs. Columbia in the 1948 Regional Third Place Game.

Tennessee's loss ties's their largest in tournament history.  They also lost by 30 to Missouri State in 1999 Round of 32.

Tennessee is the first team to lose by 30 (or more) after going to the Elite Eight the previous year since Duke lost the National Championship game by 30 to UNLV in 1990.

Notre Dame wins their first ever tournament game on March 18.  They are now 1-5 on March 18.

With George Mason's victory over Villanova, the Colonial Athletic Association is now 5-2 vs. the Big East in the NCAA Tournament. (See below after VCU's victory)

George Mason is now 3-0 in Ohio.

Villanova is now 4-1 in Ohio.

Duke is now 31-4 in North Carolina and 9-3 in Charlotte.

Duke is now a tournament record 27-0 when allowing fewer than 60 points.

Hampton's 45 points is the fewest that they have allowed in 5 tournament games.  Their previous low was 49 vs. Monmouth in the Opening Round game in 2006.  Duke's 87 points is the most that Hampton has allowed.  The previous high was 78 vs. Connecticut in the 2002 Round of 64.

Hampton is 0-4 when allowing 60 or more points.

Arizona's win is their first vs. a #12 seed.  They are now 1-2 vs. #12 seeds.

Memphis is 1-4 vs. the Pac 10 Conference.

Florida State's 57 points is the fewest points that they have scored in 25 tournament games.  Their previous low was 59 vs. Wisconsin in the 2009 Round of 64.  Texas A&M's 50 points is the fewest points that Florida State has allowed in the tournament.  The previous low was 54 vs. Kentucky in the 1972 Elite Eight.

Florida State records their first tournament victory when scoring less than 70 points.  They are now 1-4 when scoring less than 70.

Ohio State is now 6-2 in Ohio.

Ohio State is now 8-0 in games decided by 20 or more points.  That is second to Kansas at 20-0.

Ohio State is now a tournament best 6-0 on March 18.  Texas San-Antonio is tied for a tournament worst 0-3 on March 18 with Charlotte and SMU.

Kansas is now 26-2 in the Round of 64.

Kansas is 31-2 when allowing fewer than 60 points.

St. Peter's 43 points is the fewest that Purdue has allowed in 58 tournament games.  The previous low was 48 against Green Bay in the 1995 Round of 64.

Purdue's win is their 34th tournament win.  Every win has been against a different school.  They hold the record for the most victories without defeating the same team two or more times.

Purdue is 3-0 in Illinois

North Carolina scores 100 points for the 11th time in tournament history.  That is 3rd all-time behind UCLA (14) and Kentucky (12).

North Carolina is 23-1 in the Round of 64.

North Carolina is 28-1 in North Carolina and has won 24 straight tournament games in their home state.  They are 10-0 in Charlotte.

North Carolina is tournament best 23-0 when scoring 90 or more points.

North Carolina's 102 points is the most that Long Island has allowed in 4 tournament games.  The previous high was 101 against Villanova in the 1997 Round of 64.

Marquette is a tournament best 3-0 vs #6 seeds.

Xavier's loss ends a 3-year run of Sweet Sixteen appearances - their longest in school history.

Xavier is now 0-2 playing in their home state of Ohio.

Xaiver is 0-4 when scoring fewer than 60 points.

Illinois is 3-0 vs. the Mountain West

UNLV is 1-3 as a #8 Seed.

With VCU's win, the Colonial Athletic Association is now 6-2 vs. the Big East.

VCU wins two games in the tournament for the first time in school history.

VCU will be making their 6th trip to the Round of 32 where they are a tournament worst 0-5.

VCU is 4-0 on Fridays.

Georgetown is now 16-4 in the Round of 64.

Washington is now 5-0 on March 18.

Washington is 3-7 on Fridays.

Georgia is 2-6 in games decided by 3 or fewer points.

Syracuse is 19-4 in the Round of 64.

Indiana State's 60 points are their fewest in 9 tournament games.  Their previous low was 61 vs. Texas in the 2000 Round of 64.

Indiana State is 2-1 in Ohio.

Indiana State is 0-4 when scoring less than 70 points and 5-0 when scoring 70 or more.

The field averaged 66.72 points in the Round of 64 which is the second lowest scoring Round of 64 in the shot-clock era behind 1999 (66.38 points).