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Lamar's 71 points is their most in 6 tournament games.

South Florida's win is their first in tournament history.  Nebraska and Northwestern are the only two schools in one of the power (BCS) conferences not to win a tournament game.

The Pacific Twelve has only 2 teams in the tournament for the 5th time since the field expanded to 64. They also only had 2 teams in 1986, 1987, 1988 and 2010. No other power conference has had fewer than 3 in that timeframe.

Missouri is the first team from a power conference to win 30 or more games and not get a #1 seed. Nine times a team from a power conference has won 29 and not gotten a #1 seed. Pittsburgh in 2004 and Wisconsin in 2008 won 29 and got a #3 seed.

Iona is the second team from the MAAC to get an At-Large bid in the tournament. The other was Manhattan in 1995.

The Atlantic Ten Conference has had the most At-Large bids of non-power conferences in tournament history with 53. They have 3 this year with Temple, Saint Louis and Xavier.

Teams entering tournament with highest ever end of regular season AP ranking (first time with ranking):
#2 Syracuse (2010 - #4)
#3 Missouri (1982, 1994 - #5)
#9 - Baylor (2010 - #19)
#12 Murray State (1951 - #16)

Syracuse is the first team from the Big East to finish #1 in the RPI.