3/13/2001

Before Northwestern State's win tonight, who was the last school to win in their first ever NCAA Tournament Game?

Tulane, 1992, defeated St. John's 61-57.

3/11/2001

How many times has a team seeded 12 or worse been in the Sweet Sixteen?

15

Year

Seed

Team

1985

12

Kentucky

1986

12

DePaul

1986

14

Cleveland State

1987

12

Wyoming

1988

13

Richmond

1990

12

Ball State

1991

12

Eastern Michigan

1992

12

New Mexico State

1993

12

George Washington

1994

12

Tulsa

1996

12

Arkansas

1997

14

Tennessee-Chattanooga

1998

13

Valparaiso

1999

12

Southwest Missouri State

1999

13

Oklahoma

3/10/2001

Which teams have been selected as at-large teams with a losing conference record?

1960 - Southern California (5-7)

1983 - Alabama (8-10)

1984 - Virginia (6-8)

1985 - Boston College (7-9)

1986 - Maryland (6-8)

1988 - Iowa State (6-8)

1988 - Maryland (6-8)

1989 - Providence (7-9)

1990 - Indiana (8-10)

1990 - Virginia (6-8)

1991 - Georgia Tech (6-8)

1991 - Villanova (7-9)

1991 - Virginia (6-8)

1992 - Iowa State (5-9)

1992 - Wake Forest (7-9)

1994 - Seton Hall (8-10)

1994 - Wisconsin (8-10)

1995 - Iowa State (6-8)

1996 - Clemson (7-9)

1997 - Virginia (7-9)

1998 - Clemson (7-9)

1998 - Florida State (6-10)

1999 - Purdue (7-9)

3/09/2001

Which 5 teams have been in the Sweet Sixteen each of the past 2 tournaments?

Duke, Florida, Gonzaga, Michigan State and Purdue

3/07/2001

How many times has the AP #1 won the NCAA Tournament?

18

Year

Team

1949

Kentucky

1951

Kentucky

1953

Indiana

1955

San Francisco

1956

San Francisco

1957

North Carolina

1964

UCLA

1967

UCLA

1969

UCLA

1971

UCLA

1972

UCLA

1973

UCLA

1974

North Carolina State

1976

Indiana

1978

Kentucky

1982

North Carolina

1992

Duke

1995

UCLA

3/05/2001

What years have had the highest percentage of upsets according to seed?  (Games in which both teams were the same seed are not included.)

Year

Upsets

Games

Pct

1980

20

48

41.67%

1981

19

47

40.43%

1999

23

61

37.70%

1979

14

40

35.00%

1984

16

46

34.78%

1983

15

46

32.61%

1989

20

62

32.26%

1990

20

63

31.75%

2000

19

63

30.16%

1987

18

62

29.03%

1986

18

62

29.03%

1985

18

62

29.03%

1994

18

63

28.57%

1998

18

63

28.57%

1982

13

46

28.26%

1988

17

62

27.42%

1997

16

62

25.81%

1991

16

63

25.40%

1996

15

62

24.19%

1992

15

63

23.81%

1995

14

62

22.58%

1993

12

61

19.67%

3/02/2001

What is the only school to have won at least 15 NCAA Tournament games as a member of two different conferences?

Arkansas

Southwest Conference: 21-18

Southeastern Conference: 18-7

2/27/2001

What has been the most common final score in NCAA Tournament History (Two Teams)?

69-67 (Occurred 13 times)

What has been the most common final score in NCAA Tournament History (One Team)?

69 (Occurred 145 times)

2/22/2001

Who has won the most games as a lower seeded team in the NCAA Tournament?

Villanova with 11

Year

Seed

Opponent

Opponent Seed

W/L

Score

Round

1981

9

Houston

8

W

90-72

Round of 64

1982

3

Memphis

2

W

70-66

Sweet Sixteen

1985

8

Michigan

1

W

59-55

Round of 32

1985

8

Maryland

5

W

46-43

Sweet Sixteen

1985

8

North Carolina

2

W

56-44

Elite Eight

1985

8

Memphis

2

W

52-45

National Semifinals

1985

8

Georgetown

1

W

66-64

National Championship

1986

10

Virginia Tech

7

W

71-62

Round of 64

1988

6

Illinois

3

W

66-63

Round of 32

1988

6

Kentucky

2

W

80-74

Sweet Sixteen

1991

9

Princeton

8

W

50-48

Round of 64

2/21/2001

Who has faced the most number one seeds in NCAA Tournament history?

Duke with 12

Year

Opponent

W/L

Score

Round

1980

Kentucky

W

55-54

Sweet Sixteen

1986

Kansas

W

71-67

National Semifinals

1987

Indiana

L

82-88

Sweet Sixteen

1988

Temple

W

63-53

Elite Eight

1989

Georgetown

W

85-77

Elite Eight

1990

Connecticut

W

79-78

Elite Eight

1990

Nevada-Las Vegas

L

73-103

National Championship

1991

Nevada-Las Vegas

W

79-77

National Semifinals

1994

Purdue

W

69-60

Elite Eight

1994

Arkansas

L

72-76

National Championship

1999

Michigan State

W

68-62

National Semifinals

1999

Connecticut

L

74-77

National Championship

2/19/2001

How many times has AP #1 played AP #2?

 14 times

Year

AP #1

Score

AP #2

Score

Round

1949

Kentucky

46

Oklahoma State

36

National Championship

1957

North Carolina

54

Kansas

53

National Championship

1960

Cincinnati

69

California

77

National Semifinals

1961

Ohio State

65

Cincinnati

70

National Championship

1962

Ohio State

59

Cincinnati

71

National Championship

1965

Michigan

80

UCLA

91

National Championship

1966

Kentucky

83

Duke

79

National Semifinals

1968

Houston

69

UCLA

101

National Semifinals

1974

North Carolina State

80

UCLA

77

National Semifinals

1976

Indiana

65

Marquette

56

Elite Eight

1983

Houston

94

Louisville

81

National Semifinals

1986

Duke

71

Kansas

67

National Semifinals

1996

Massachusetts

74

Kentucky

81

National Semifinals

1999

Duke

68

Michigan State

62

National Semifinals

2/16/2001

Which conference has had the most teams in the NCAA Tournament?

Missouri Valley with 17

 

Bradley 1950, 1980, 1986, 1988, 1996

Cincinnati 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1966

Creighton 1941, 1978, 1981, 1989, 1991, 1999, 2000

Drake 1969, 1970, 1971

Evansville 1999

Houston 1956

Illinois State 1983, 1984, 1985, 1990, 1997, 1998

Indiana State 1979, 2000

Louisville 1967, 1968, 1972, 1974, 1975

Memphis 1973

New Mexico State 1975, 1979

Oklahoma State 1945, 1946, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1954

Southern Illinois 1977, 1993, 1994, 1995

Southwest Missouri State 1992, 1999

St. Louis 1952, 1957

Tulsa 1955, 1982, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1994, 1995, 1996

Wichita State 1964, 1965, 1976, 1981, 1985, 1987, 1988

2/15/2001

Who is the only coach win at least 10 NCAA Tournament games with two different teams?

Eddie Sutton, 15 with Oklahoma State and 10 with Arkansas

2/14/2001

Who is the only coach to coach in every NCAA Tournament since the field went to 64 teams in 1985?

Lute Olson

2/13/2001

Who had the most NCAA Tournament Appearances from 1940-1949?

Wyoming with 5

2/12/2001

Who are the 6 teams that played in every tournament from 1990-1999?

Indiana, North Carolina, Arizona, UCLA, Kansas and Temple

2/10/2001

Facts from Last Year that have changed:

3/02/2000: Big Ten now has 38 Final Four Appearances.

2/21/2000: St. John's and Oklahoma now also have 10 different seeds.

2/19/2000: Utah has now lost to the eventual champion 10 times.