03/24/2003

Summary of this year’s Sweet Sixteen Teams

Team

Number of Sweet Sixteen Appearances

Last Sweet Sixteen Appearances

Consecutive

Sweet Sixteen Record

Elite Eight Record

National Semifinal Record

National Championship Record

Kentucky

36

2002

3

25-10

13-16

10-3

7-3

Wisconsin

2

2000

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1-0

2-1

1-1

1-0

Marquette

13

1994

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5-7

2-3

2-0

1-1

Pittsburgh

4

2002

2

1-2

1-1

0-1

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Arizona

12

2002

3

6-5

4-2

2-2

1-1

Notre Dame

15

1987

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5-9

1-4

0-1

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Duke

20

2002

6

16-3

13-3

9-4

3-6

Kansas

21

2002

3

13-7

11-4

6-5

2-4

Texas

7

2002

2

1-5

2-2

0-2

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Connecticut

13

2002

2

6-6

1-5

1-0

1-0

Maryland

13

2002

3

4-8

2-2

1-1

1-0

Michigan State

11

2001

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7-3

5-2

2-3

2-0

Oklahoma

8

2002

2

3-4

4-2

2-2

0-2

Butler

2

1962

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0-1

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Syracuse

16

2000

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6-9

3-3

2-1

0-2

Auburn

4

1999

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1-2

0-1

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Conference Breakdown

Big East                        4

Big Twelve                   3

Atlantic Coast               2

Big Ten                        2

Southeastern                 2

Conference USA          1

Horizon League            1

Pacific Ten                   1

03/22/2003

Which schools have been to the second round each of the last 3 years?

Team

Consecutive

Kansas

14

Kentucky

12

Stanford

9

Duke

7

Maryland

6

Arizona

4

Illinois

4

Missouri

3

Notre Dame

3

03/20/2003

Which states have the most schools in this year’s tournament?

Indiana (Butler, Indiana, IUPUI, Notre Dame and Purdue) and North Carolina (Duke, North Carolina-Asheville, North Carolina-Wilmington, North Carolina State and Wake Forest) with 5.

03/19/2003

Which schools have been to the tournament each of the last 4 years?

Team

Consecutive

Arizona

19

Indiana

18

Kansas

14

Cincinnati

12

Kentucky

12

Maryland

10

Oklahoma

9

Stanford

9

Duke

8

Michigan State

6

Oklahoma State

6

Creighton

5

Florida

5

Gonzaga

5

Missouri

5

Texas

5

Wisconsin

5

Illinois

4

03/18/2003

Which coaches are coaching in their first NCAA Tournament?

Eddie Biedenbach, North Carolina-Asheville

Tom Brennan, Vermont

Brad Brownell, North Carolina-Wilmington

Ronnie Courtney, Texas Southern

Joe Cravens, Weber State

Ed DeChellis, East Tennessee State

Bobby Gonzalez, Manhattan

Brad Holland, San Diego

Ron Hunter, IUPUI

Dale Layer, Colorado State

Todd Lickliter, Butler

Don Maestri, Troy State

Bob Marlin, Sam Houston State

Bruce Pearl, Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Jay Smith, Central Michigan

Dereck Whittenburg, Wagner

03/16/2003 (Selection Sunday)

Who has the best record in games decided by 1 point (Minimum 5 games)?

Ohio State and St. Joseph’s (4-1)

03/15/2003

Who had the highest AP National Ranking for a number 4 seed?

7 for Arkansas (1990)

03/14/2003

Who had the highest AP National Ranking for a number 3 seed?

5 for DePaul (1987)

03/13/2003

Who had the lowest AP National Ranking for a number 2 seed?

14 for Arizona (1990)

03/12/2003

Who had the lowest AP National Ranking for a number 1 seed?

9 for North Carolina (1979)

03/11/2003

Who had the lowest RPI for a number 4 seed?

28 for Arkansas (1999)

03/10/2003

Who had the lowest RPI for a number 3 seed?

30 for Utah (1998)

03/09/2003

Who had the lowest RPI for a number 2 seed?

34 for Oregon (2002)

03/08/2003

Who had the lowest RPI for a number 1 seed?

13 for Michigan State (2000)

03/07/2003

What are the most regular season losses for a number 5 seed?

13 for Maryland (1986)

03/06/2003

What are the most regular season losses for a number 4 seed?

12 for Indiana (2001)

03/05/2003

What are the most regular season losses for a number 3 seed?

6 for Marquette (1979), Iowa and UCLA (1981), Purdue (1984), Seton Hall and Stanford (1989), Georgetown (1990), Arizona (1992), Massachusetts (1993), Kentucky (1994), Purdue (1995), Arizona and Villanova (1996), Wake Forest (1997), Ohio State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State (2000) and Florida (2001)

03/04/2003

What are the most regular season losses for a number 2 seed?

5 for DePaul (1979), Notre Dame and Kentucky (1981), Minnesota (1982), Indiana and UCLA (1983), Virginia Commonwealth (1985), Syracuse (1986), Kentucky (1988), Syracuse (1991), Southern California (1992), Duke and Arizona (1994), North Carolina (1995), Wake Forest (1996), Cincinnati (1998), Maryland (1999), Temple (2000) and Iowa State (2001)

03/03/2003

What conference has had 5 of its members go to the tournament in each of the last 4?

Big Twelve (Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas)

 

03/02/2003

What are the fewest regular season wins for a number 1 seed?

22 for Notre Dame in 1979

 

03/01/2003

What are the fewest regular season wins for a final four team?

11 for Oklahoma in 1939

 

02/28/2003

What state has had the most schools win a national championship?

California with 4

 

California, San Francisco, Stanford and UCLA

 

02/27/2003

What are the most regular season losses for a national champion?

11 for Kansas in 1988

02/26/2003

What conference has had the most of its current members win a national championship?

Pacific Ten with 5

 

Arizona, California, Oregon, Stanford and UCLA

02/25/2003

What are the most regular season losses for a number 1 seed?

7 for Michigan State (2000) and Illinois (2001)

 02/24/2003

Which coach has the most overtime wins?

Denny Crum and Steve Fisher with 5

 

02/23/2003

Which conference has the best record by day of week? (Minimum 10 games)

Thursday – Atlantic Coast (68-28)

Friday – Conference USA (12-2)

Saturday – Atlantic Coast (91-42)

Sunday – Southeastern (32-15)

Monday – Pacific Ten (8-3)

02/22/2003

What are the most regular season losses for a final four team?

13 for Wisconsin and North Carolina in 2000

 

 02/21/2003

Which coach has coached in the NCAA Tournament as the member of the most conferences?

8 coaches tied with 4

Gene Bartow (Missouri Valley - Memphis, Pacific Ten – UCLA, Sun Belt - UAB, Great Midwest - UAB)

Lefty Driesell (Southern – Davidson, Atlantic Coast – Maryland, Colonial – James Madison, Atlantic Sun – Georgia State)

Tim Floyd (American South – New Orleans, Sun Belt – New Orleans, Big Eight – Iowa State, Big Twelve – Iowa State)

Jim Harrick (West Coast – Pepperdine, Pacific Ten – UCLA, Atlantic Ten – Rhode Island, Southeastern – Georgia)

Pat Kennedy (Metro Atlantic – Iona, Metro – Florida State, Atlantic Coast – Florida State, Conference USA – DePaul)

Skip Prosser (Metro Atlantic – Loyola (Md.), Horizon League – Xavier, Atlantic Ten – Xavier, Atlantic Coast – Wake Forest)

Charlie Spoonhour (Mid Continent – SW Missouri State, Missouri Valley – SW Missouri State, Great Midwest – St. Louis, Conference USA – St. Louis)

Eddie Sutton (Southwest – Arkansas, Southeastern – Kentucky, Big Eight – Oklahoma State, Big Twelve – Oklahoma State)

Note:  Eddie Sutton also coached Creighton in 1974, but they were an independent that year.

02/20/2003

Which conference has had the most teams seeded in the Top 3 in a single tournament?

Atlantic Coast (1985) and Big Ten (1987) with 4

02/19/2003

Which teams have a victory against every seed from 1 to 16?

Arizona, Georgetown, Kansas, Kentucky and North Carolina

02/18/2003

Which national champion has had the lowest RPI?

Arizona, 17 (1997)

02/17/2003

The National Championship will be played on April 7, which will be the latest an NCAA Tournament game has ever been played.  What is the latest date an NCAA Tournament game has been played?

Duke vs. Michigan on April 6, 1992.

02/15/2003

Who has the best record on Thursdays (minimum 5 games)?

Connecticut at 12-1

01/26/2003

Previous Facts that have changed:

3/10/02:           Pacific Ten teams ranked #11 are now 9-2.

                        Big Ten teams no longer have best record when ranked #14.

                        Southeastern teams ranked #23 are now 5-3.

                        Atlantic Coast teams unranked are now 46-47.

 3/09/02:          Atlantic Coast teams now have the best record against teams ranked #2 at 10-10.

                        Big Ten teams against teams ranked #3 are now 7-6.

                        Pacific Ten teams now have the best record against teams ranked #10 at 6-1.

3/08/02:           Southeastern Conference now has the most current members seeded #3 with 9. (Mississippi State)

3/03/02:           Maryland against teams ranked #2 is now 2-0.

                        Arizona no longer has best record against teams ranked #3.

                        Virginia, Memphis, North Carolina and North Carolina State now have the best record vs. teams ranked #4 at 2-0.

                        Kansas now is all alone with the best record vs. teams ranked #11 at 3-0.

                        Creighton is now tied with Penn for the best record vs. teams ranked #15 at 2-0.

3/02/02:           Maryland now has the best record when ranked #4 at 8-1.

                        Ohio State no longer has best record when ranked #14.

2/24/02:           Maryland now has the best record when seeded #1 at 6-0.

                        Indiana now has the best record when seeded #5 at 8-3.

                        Villanova is now tied with UCLA for the best record when seeded #8 at 7-2.

                        Kent is now tied with Dayton and St. John’s for the best record when seeded #10 at 3-1.

                        Missouri now has the best record when seeded #12 at 3-1.

                        Valparaiso no longer has best recorded when seeded #13.

                        Hampton no longer has best recorded when seeded #15.

                        Siena is now tied with Northwestern State for best record when seeded #16 at 1-1.

2/23/02:           Indiana is now tied with Arkansas, Duke, Michigan State and Syracuse for best record vs. #12 seeds at 4-0.

                        Duke is all alone with best record vs. teams seeded #16 at 7-0.

3/11/01:           Missouri became the 17th team to be seeded 12 or worse to make it to the Sweet Sixteen.

3/05/01:           2002 had 16 upsets in 62 games for a pct of 25.81%.

2/27/01:           6 more teams scored 69 points for a total of 159.

3/22/00:           Duke now has longest current streak of Sweet 16 appearances with 5.

3/02/00:           Big Ten now has 40 Final Four Appearances.

2/21/00:           Missouri is now tied with Arkansas with 11 different seeds.