03/24/11

Connecticut is in the Elite Eight for the 10th time and the first time since 2009.  Jim Calhoun is in his 9th Elite Eight all with Connecticut.

The Big East is 5-0 vs. the Mountain West.  Connecticut is 2-0 vs. the Mountain West.

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

Connecticut is now 19-1 on Thursdays.

San Diego State is 0-3 vs. Top 4 seeds.

Florida is in the Elite Eight for the 5th time and the first time since 2007.  Billy Donovan is in his 4th Elite Eight all with Florida.

The SEC is 4-1 vs. the Mountain West.

Florida is 1-1 vs. Brigham Young.

Florida is 4-1 vs. #3 seeds.

Florida is 4-1 when playing in Louisiana.

Florida is 3-0 on March 24.

Florida is 4-0 in single overtime games, but 0-2 in double overtime games.

Brigham Young is 1-4 vs. #2 seeds.

Brigham Young is 1-3 vs. the SEC.

Arizona is in the Elite Eight for the 9th time and the first time since 2005.  Sean Miller is in his 2nd Elite Eight and first with Arizona.

Arizona is 1-1 vs. Duke.

Arizona is 6-1 vs. the ACC.

Arizona is 7-6 vs. #1 seeds.  The 7 wins is tied for second behind Duke who has 8 wins vs. #1 seeds.  North Carolina and Kansas also have 7 wins vs. #1 seeds.

Arizona is 3-0 on March 24.

Duke is 5-4 vs. the Pac 10.

Duke is 3-4 vs. #5 seeds.

Duke is 0-2 in California.

Butler is in the Elite Eight for the 2nd time and the second consecutive year.  Brad Stevens is in his 2nd Elite Eight both with Butler.

Butler is 2-0 vs. the Big Ten

Butler is 3-1 vs. #4 seeds.

Butler and Duke are tied with the most wins this decade with 8.

Butler is 11-0 when giving up fewer than 60 points.

Wisconsin is 1-2 vs. #8 seeds.

Butler and Florida will play each other for the 3rd time in tournament history.  The other two times that they played (2000 and 2007), Florida ended up playing in the national championship winning it in 2007.