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Western Kentucky becomes the first school to have 10 different coaches win a tournament game.

There are 34 repeat schools in this year’s tournament. That is 4 less than last year’s which had 38.

Teams that played in consecutive championship games, but missed following tournament
Oklahoma State 1945-46
Kansas 1952-53
LaSalle 1954-55
Kentucky 1948-49
California 1959-60
Ohio State 1960-62
Cincinnati 1961-63
UCLA 1964-65
Houston 1983-84
Florida 2006-07
Butler 2010-11

Teams that are seeded higher than before (with highest prior seed)
#5 – Wichita State (#6 – 1981)
#6 – Murray State (#9 - 1998)
#7 – St. Mary’s (#8 – 1989)
#9 – Southern Mississippi (#11 – 1991)
#12 - Harvard (1st appearance since seeding began)
#14 – South Dakota State (1st appearance)
#15 - Lehigh (#16 – 1985, 1988, 2004, 2010)
#15 – Norfolk State (1st appearance)

Number of Times Current Seed
#1 – North Carolina (14), Kentucky (11), Michigan State (5), Syracuse (3)
#2 – Duke (9), Kansas (5), Missouri (3), Ohio State (3)
#3 – Georgetown (5), Florida State (3), Marquette (3), Baylor (2)
#4 – Louisville (8), Indiana (4), Wisconsin (3), Michigan (1)
#5 – New Mexico (2), Temple (2), Vanderbilt (2), Wichita State (1)
#6 – Cincinnati (2), Murray State (1), San Diego State (1), UNLV (1)
#7 – Florida (2), Gonzaga (2), Notre Dame (2), St. Mary’s (1)
#8 – Creighton (2), Iowa State (2), Kansas State (2), Memphis (1)
#9 – Alabama (3), Saint Louis (3), Connecticut (2), Southern Mississippi (1)
#10 – Purdue (2), West Virginia (2), Virginia (1), Xavier (1)
#11 – Texas (3), North Carolina State (2), Colorado (1), Colorado State (1)
#12 – VCU (3), California (2), Long Beach State (2), Harvard (1), South Florida (1)
#13 – Davidson (3), New Mexico State (3), Ohio (2), Montana (1)
#14 – Iona (3), Belmont (1), BYU (1), South Dakota State (1), Saint Bonaventure (1)
#15 – Loyola, Md. (2), Detroit (1), Lehigh (1), Norfolk State (1)
#16 – Mississippi Valley (4), UNC Asheville (3), Vermont (3), Lamar (2), Long Island (1), Western Kentucky (1)

There are no repeat #1 seeds this year. Last year’s seeds of this year’s #1 seeds:
North Carolina - #2
Syracuse - #3
Kentucky - #4
Michigan State - #10

IIt is the 10th time that there were no repeat #1 seeds. The last time it happened was 2010. The most repeat #1 seeds was 3 in 2001 (Stanford, Michigan State, Duke)

#10 seed or lower prior year before getting #1 seed:
Missouri 1994 (#10 – 1993)
Arizona 1988 (#10 – 1987)
KKentucky 1986 (#12 – 1985)

Getting #1 seed year after missing tournament:
Kentucky – 2010
Memphis – 2006
Auburn – 1999
Minnesota – 1997
Connecticut – 1990
Michigan State – 1990
Michigan – 1985
DePaul – 1984
Virginia - 1981
Kentucky – 1980
Indiana State – 1979

Seeds of last year’s #1 seeds:
Duke - #2
Kansas - #2
Ohio State - #2
Pittsburgh – Did not make tournament