Friday, March 24, 2017

Elite Eight Quick Facts

Teams by Conference

  • SEC 3
  • ACC 1
  • Big East 1
  • Big Twelve 1
  • Pac Twelve 1
  • West Coast 1
The SEC has 3 teams in the Elite Eight for the second time in their history.  The other time was in 1986 when Auburn, Kentucky and LSU went to the Elite Eight.

Kansas, North Carolina and Oregon are all making their 2nd straight appearance in the Elite Eight.

Most Recent Elite Eight for Non-Repeating Teams
  • Never
    • South Carolina
  • 2008
    • Xavier
  • 2014
    • Florida
  • 2015
    • Gonzaga
    • Kentucky
Consecutive Years with Elite Eight Team - Conference
  • Pac Twelve 4
  • ACC 3
  • Big East 2
  • Big Twelve 2
There is no Big Ten team in the Elite Eight for the second straight year.  The last time that the Big Ten missed the Elite Eight two straight years was 1995 and 1996.

The ACC only has 1 team in the Elite Eight this year after having 3 in 2015 and 4 in 2016.

Consecutive Years with Elite Eight Team - State
  • North Carolina 3
  • Kansas 2
  • Oregon 2
Elite Eight All-Time Records

TeamWins    Losses    Pct.
North Carolina     1980.704
Kansas1480.636
Florida530.625
Kentucky17190.472
Oregon150.167
Gonzaga020.000
Xavier020.000
South Carolina00

Sweet Sixteen Tidbits - Friday Edition

North Carolina is in the Sweet Sixteen for the 2nd straight year and the 28th time overall.

North Carolina is 13-5 vs. the Big East.  The 13 wins is the most all-time.

North Carolina is 35-3 on Fridays.  The 35 wins is the most all-time.

North Carolina has won 12 straight Sweet Sixteen games as a #1 seed.  The last time they lost in the Sweet Sixteen as a #1 seed was in 1984 to Indiana 72-68.

Butler is 2-4 in the Sweet Sixteen.

Butler is 2-5 vs. #1 seeds.  This is the second straight year they were defeated by a #1 seed from the ACC.  Last year they lost to Virginia 77-69 in the Round of 32.

North Carolina's 92 points is the most that Butler has allowed in tournament history (38 games).  The previous high was 86 vs. Western Kentucky in the 1962 Regional Third Place Game and again vs. Cincinnati in the 1997 Round of 64.

South Carolina is in the Elite Eight for the first time in school history.  They are the first team in six years to be making their inaugural Elite Eight appearance.  VCU was the last in 2011.

With South Carolina's appearance in the Elite Eight, only 6 teams from the Power 6 conferences (Big East, Big Ten, Big Twelve, ACC, SEC, Pac 12) have not been to the Elite Eight.
  • Miami - 3 Sweet Sixteens (2000, 2013, 2016)
  • Mississippi - 1 Sweet Sixteen (2001)
  • Nebraska - 7 Touranment Apperances - no wins
  • Northwestern - 1 Tournament Appearance - Round of 32
  • Texas A&M - 5 Sweet Sixteens (1951, 1969, 1980, 2007, 2016)
  • Texas Tech - 5 Sweet Sixteens (1961, 1962, 1976, 1996, 2005)
Baylor's 50 points is the fewest that South Carolina has allowed in tournament history (16 games).  The previous low was 51 vs. Temple in the 1972 Round of 32.

South Carolina's 20-point win over Baylor is tied for their largest in tournament history.  They also defeated Marquette by 20 in the Round of 64 this year.

Baylor is 2-2 in the Sweet Sixteen.

Baylor is 0-3 vs. the SEC.  The other two losses were to Kentucky (1948 National Championship, 2012 Elite Eight).

Baylor is 0-3 playing in New York.  They are tied with Yale and Columbia for the worst record.

Kentucky is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2015 and the 37th time overall.  They have been in 6 of the last 8 Elite Eights.

Kentucky is 33-10 in the Sweet Sixteen.

Kentucky is 2-1 vs. UCLA.  They lost to UCLA 92-85 in the 1975 National Championship game and defeated UCLA 94-68 in the 1998 Sweet Sixteen.

Kentucky is 7-2 vs. #3 seeds.  The 7 wins is the most all-time.

Kentucky is 10-3 playing in Tennessee.  The 10 wins is the most all-time.

UCLA loses their third straight Sweet Sixteen.  They are 21-13 in the Sweet Sixteen.

UCLA is now 3-9 vs. #2 seeds.  The 9 losses is the most all-time.

Florida is in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2014 and the 9th time overall.

Florida has been to the Elite Eight in their last 5 tournament appearances and 7 of their last 8.

Florida is 9-2 in the Sweet Sixteen.  They have won 8 straight Sweet Sixteen games.

Florida is 7-0 playing in New York.  The 7-0 record is the best all-time.

Wisconsin is 4-6 in the Sweet Sixteen.  They lose in the Sweet Sixteen for the 2nd straight year.


Thursday, March 23, 2017

Sweet Sixteen Tidbits - Thursday Edition

Oregon is in the Elite Eight for the 2nd straight year and the 7th time overall.

Oregon is 6-1 as a #3 seed.  Only Connecticut has a better winning percentage at 6-0.

Oregon is 3-0 vs. #7 seeds.  Connecticut and North Carolina State at 4-0 have the best records.

Oregon's 69-68 victory is the first time they have ever won a tournament game by 1 point.  They are 1-1 in games decided by 1 point.  They lost to Seton Hall 72-71 in the 2000 Round of 64.

Michigan is 12-2 in the Sweet Sixteen.  They have the 2nd best winning percentage in the Sweet Sixteen all-time (minimum 5 games).  Oregon is 5-1 in the Sweet Sixteen.  They are tied with Oregon State for the 3rd best winning percentage in the Sweet Sixteen all-time.  Only Temple at 7-0 is better than both.

The loss for Michigan ends a 6-game winning streak in the Sweet Sixteen.

Michigan is 1-4 against the Pac 12.  This is the first time they have played a Pac 12 team other than UCLA in the tournament.

Michigan loses to a #3 seed for the first time.  They are 2-1.

The loss is the first time that Michigan has ever lost a tournament by 1 point.  They are 3-1 in games decided by 1 point.  The last time they had a 1-point game in the tournament was when they defeated Seton Hall 80-79 in overtime in the 1989 National Championship Game.

Gonzaga is in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2015 and the 3rd time overall.

Gonzaga is 3-5 in the Sweet Sixteen.

Gonzaga is 2-0 vs. West Virginia.  They also defeated West Virginia 77-54 in the 2012 Round of 64.

Gonzaga's game against West Virginia was their first against a #4 seed.  They have now played all 16 seeds.  The only seed they have never defeated is #1.

Gonzaga's win is their first ever on March 23.  They previously had the worst record on March 23.  They are 1-5.

West Virginia is 3-7 in the Sweet Sixteen.

West Virginia is 1-3 vs. #1 seeds.

Kansas is in the Elite Eight for the 2nd straight year and the 23rd time overall.

Kansas is 21-9 in the Sweet Sixteen.

Kansas is 3-1 vs. Purdue.  The also defeated Purdue 63-60 in the 2012 Round of 32 and 75-61 in the 1997 Round of 32.

Kansas becomes only the second team to defeat teams from the same conference in the Round of 32 and Sweet Sixteen in the same tournament defeating two Big Ten teams (Michigan State and Purdue).  The other was UCLA in 1979 when they defeated Pepperdine and San Francisco from the West Coast Conference.

Kansas is 24-7 playing in Missouri.  The 24 wins is a tournament best.

Kansas is 21-3 on Thursdays.  Only Connecticut (21-2) has a better winning percentage (min. 5 games)

Kansas is only the 7th team to score 90 or more points in their first 3 tournament games.  Here are the other 6 and their final tournament result:


YearTeamResult
1987ProvidenceLost in National Semifinals (Syracuse)
1988OklahomaLost in National Championship (Kansas)
1989MichiganNational Champion
1991ArkansasLost in Elite Eight (Kansas)
1993KansasLost in National Semifinals (North Carolina)
1995ConnecticutLost in Elite Eight (UCLA)

Michigan and Connecticut scored at least 90 in the Elite Eight also.

Purdue is 4-6 in the Sweet Sixteen.

Purdue's 32-point loss is their largest in tournament history (66 games).  Their previous high was 22 points vs. Temple in the 1999 Sweet Sixteen.

The 98 points allowed by Purdue is also the most they have allowed in tournament history.  The previous high was 95 vs. Northeastern in the 1987 Round of 64.  The most they had ever allowed in a Sweet Sixteen game was 78 vs. in 1994 vs. Kansas.

Purdue is 0-6 vs. #1 seeds.  Their average margin of defeat in those 6 games is 14.7 points.

Xavier is in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2008 and the 3rd time overall.

All three of Xavier's Elite Eights have been vs. a #1 seed.

Xavier is 3-5 in the Sweet Sixteen.

Xavier is 1-1 vs. Arizona.  They lost to Arizona 68-60 in the 2015 Sweet Sixteen.

Xavier and Gonzaga are tied with the most tournament wins without a final four with 27.

Arizona is 11-8 in the Sweet Sixteen.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Sweet Sixteen Quick Facts

Appearances by Conference
  • Big Ten 3
  • Big Twelve 3
  • Pac Twelve 3
  • SEC 3
  • Big East 2
  • ACC 1
  • West Coast 1
Consecutive Years with Sweet Sixteen Team - Team
  • Wisconsin 4
  • Gonzaga 3
  • North Carolina 3 
  • Kansas 2
  • Oregon 2
Most Recent Sweet Sixteen for non-repeating teams
  • 1973
    • South Carolina
  • 2010
    • Purdue
  • 2011
    • Butler
  • 2014
    • Baylor
    • Florida
    • Michigan
  • 2015
    • Arizona
    • Kentucky
    • UCLA
    • West Virginia
    • Xavier
Consecutive Years with Sweet Sixteen Team - Conference
  • ACC 38
  • Big Twelve 18
  • Big Ten 11
  • Pac Twelve 5
  • SEC 8
  • Big East 3
  • West Coast 3
Consecutive Years with Sweet Sixteen Team – State
  • Wisconsin 7
  • Indiana 3
  • Kansas 3
  • North Carolina 3
  • Washington 3
  • Florida 2
  • Oregon 2
  • Texas 2
Sweet Sixteen All-Time Records

Team
Wins
Losses
Pct
Michigan 12 1 0.923
Florida 8 2 0.800
Oregon 4 1 0.800
North Carolina 25 7 0.781
Kentucky 32 10 0.762
Kansas 20 9 0.690
Baylor 2 1 0.667
UCLA 21 12 0.636
Arizona 11 7 0.611
Purdue 4 5 0.444
Wisconsin 4 5 0.444
Butler 2 3 0.400
West Virginia 3 6 0.333
Gonzaga 2 5 0.286
Xavier 2 5 0.286
South Carolina 0 3 0.000

Round of 32 Tournament Tidbits - Sunday Edition

Michigan is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2014.  Michigan is 10-8 in the Round of 32.

Michigan is 1-1 vs. Louisville.  They lost to Louisville 82-76 in the 2013 National Championship Game.

Louisville ends a 6 game winning streak in the Round of 32.  They are 23-8 in the Round of 32.

Louisville's loss is their first ever as a #2 seed.  They are 12-1.

Kentucky is in the Sweet Sixteen for the 3rd time in 4 years.  They are 26-7 in the Round of 32.

Kentucky is 2-0 vs. Wichita State.  They defeated Wichita State 78-76 in the 2014 Round of 32.

Wichita State loses in the Round of 32 for the 2nd consecutive year.  They are now 4-4 in the Round of 32.

Wichita State's loss is their first ever vs. a #2 seed.  They are 3-1.

Kansas is in their 2nd consecutive Sweet Sixteen.  They are 22-12 in the Round of 32.

Kansas is 2-1 vs. Michigan State in the tournament.

Kansas is 10-4 playing in Oklahoma.  The 10 wins is a tournament best.

Michigan State is 17-5 in the Round of 32.

Michigan State misses the Sweet Sixteen for the 2nd straight year for the first time since 2007.

Michigan State is 6-10 vs. #1 seeds.  The 10 losses is tied for the 2nd most with Kentucky behind Louisville who has 11 losses vs. #1 seeds.

North Carolina is in their 3rd consecutive Sweet Sixteen.  They are 29-12 in the Round of 32.
TNorth Carolina is 4-2 vs. Arkansas in the tournament.

North Carolina is 11-5 vs. the SEC.  The 11 wins is tied with Indiana for the most all-time.

North Carolina is 15-1 on March 19.  The 15 wins is the most by any team on any one date.

Arkansas has lost 5 straight Round of 32 games.  Their last three tournament losses have been to North Carolina in the Round of 32.  They are now 10-11 in the Round of 32.

Arkansas is tied with Temple for a tournament-worst 0-9 vs. #1 seeds.

Arkansas loses on March 19 for the first time.  They are 5-1.

Oregon is in their 2nd straight Sweet Sixteen.  They are 6-3 in the Round of 32.

Oregon is 3-0 vs. the Atlantic Ten.

Oregon is 9-1 playing in California.

Oregon defeated Rhode Island 75-72.  That score is the second most common score in tournament history.  It has occurred 13 times.  The most common score is 69-67 which has not occurred since 2010.

Rhode Island is 2-5 in the Round of 32.

Baylor is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2014.  They are a tournament-best 4-0 in the Round of 32.

Baylor is 3-0 vs. the Pac 12.  Only Florida has more wins without a loss vs. the Pac 12 with 5.

Baylor is 4-0 vs. #11 seeds.  Only Louisville has more wins without a loss vs. #11 seeds with 5.

Southern Cal is 3-5 in the Round of 32.

South Carolina is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1973.  They are 3-1 in the Round of 32.

South Carolina's win is their first against an ACC team in the tournament.  They are 1-2.

Duke misses the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2014.  They are 26-8 in the Round of 32.

Duke is 4-7 vs. the SEC.  Only Marquette has more losses to SEC teams with 9.

This is only the second loss in 12 games for Duke against #7 seeds.  The other was loss was to West Virginia in 2008.

Duke loses on March 19 for the first time.  They are 9-1.

UCLA is in the Sweet Sixteen for the 3rd time in 4 years.  They have won 3 straight Round of 32 games.  They are 20-7 in the Round of 32.

UCLA is 2-1 vs. Cincinnati in the tournament.

UCLA is 29-1 playing in California.  They are 4-0 in Sacramento.

UCLA is 2-0 vs. the AAC.  The 2 wins is tied for the most with Kentucky.

Cincinnati fails to make the Sweet Sixteen in their 5th straight tournament appearance.

Cincinnati is 6-13 in the Round of 32.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Round of 32 Tournament Tidbits - Saturday Edition

West Virginia is in the Sweet Sixteen for the 2nd time in three years.  They are now 10-11 in the Round of 32.

West Virginia's win over Notre Dame is their first ever against a #5 seed.

West Virginia is now 8-6 when playing in New York.  The 8 wins ties Villanova for 5th most.

West Virginia scores 80 or more points in both Round of 64 and Round of 32 in the same tournament for the first time in school history.  This is the 11th time they have played in both rounds.

Notre Dame fails to reach the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2014.  They had been to the Elite Eight in the previous two years.

Notre Dame is now 17-12 in the Round of 32.

Notre Dame has never defeated a Big Twelve team in the tournament.  They are 0-2.  Their other loss was 76-58 to Iowa State in the 2013 Round of 64.

Notre Dame is 0-2 as a #4 seed vs. #5 seeds.  Their other loss was 87-84 (OT) to Missouri in 1980.

The loss for Notre Dame is their first in New York.  They are now 3-1.

Notre Dame is now 2-6 on March 18.  The 6 losses is tied with Texas for the most all-time.

Wisconsin is in their 4th straight Sweet Sixteen which is the longest active streak.  They are now 10-6 in the Round of 32.

Wisconsin defeats a #1 seed in the Round of 32 for the second time in tournament history.  They also defeated #1 seed Arizona in 2000.  They join Boston College, North Carolina and UCLA as the only teams to have multiple wins over #1 seeds in the Round of 32.

Wisconsin is now 7-2 as a #8 seed.  The 7 wins is tied for the most Kentucky, North Carolina, UCLA and Villanova.

Villanova becomes the 5th defending champion in the last 8 years that failed to reach the Sweet Sixteen.  Others were Connecticut in 2015, Kentucky in 2013, Connecticut in 2012 and North Carolina in 2010.

Villanova loses in the Round of 32 for the 3rd time in 4 years as a top 2 seed.  They have now lost 4 times as a #1 or #2 seed in the Round of 64.  Only Kansas has more such losses with 6.

All of Villanova’s losses as a #1 or #2 seed are since 2010.  Villanova is now 16-12 in the Round of 32.

Gonzaga is in the Sweet Sixteen for the 3rd consecutive year.  They are now 8-8 in the Round of 32. 

Gonzaga is 6-3 playing in the state of Utah.  The 6 wins is tied with North Carolina for the 4th most.  UCLA (10), UNLV (9) and Arizona (9) are the only ones with more.

Gonzaga is now tied (with Ohio State) for a tournament best 6-0 on March 18.

Northwestern fails to get to the Sweet Sixteen in their first ever tournament.  The only teams to advance to the Sweet Sixteen in their first ever tournament (since 1985) are:

  • Florida Gulf Coast (2013)
  • Florida (1987)
  • Cleveland State (1986)
Xavier is in the Sweet Sixteen for the 2nd time in 3 years.  They are now 8-9 in the Round of 32.

Xavier's win is their first against an ACC Team in the tournament.  They are now 1-4 vs. the ACC.

Xavier wins as the lower seed for the 11th time which is tied for the 4th most all time behind Michigan State (17), Villanova (17) and UCLA (12).

Xavier is now 6-1 in Florida which is tied for the 2nd most all-time behind Florida with 11.

Xavier's 25-point win is their largest in tournament history (52 games).  Their previous high was 19 points against Mississippi in the 2015 Round of 64.

Florida State is now 4-7 in the Round of 32.

Florida State's loss is their first in Florida.  They are now 3-1 playing in their home state.

Florida State's 25-point defeat is their largest margin of defeat in tournament history tied with a 25-point loss to Kentucky in the 1993 Elite Eight.

Butler is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2011.  They are now 6-5 in the Round of 32.

Butler is now 9-3 on Saturdays.  The .750 winning percentage is the 3rd best (min. 10 games) for tournament games on Saturdays.  Wisconsin (including their win earlier today) is best at 14-3 (.824) and Duke 34-8 (.810) is 2nd.

Middle Tennessee is now a tournament worst 0-6 in the Round of 32.

Arizona is in the Sweet Sixteen for the 4th time in 5 years.  They are now 18-4 in the Round of 32.

Arizona is now 9-2 playing in Utah.  That 9 wins is tied with UNLV for 2nd, one behind UCLA who has 10.

St. Mary's loses in the Round of 32 for the first time.  They are now 1-1.

Florida is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2014.

Florida has now won 7 straight Round of 32 games.  They are now 11-4 in the Round of 32.

Florida is 2-0 vs. Virginia in the tournament.  They also defeated Virginia 71-45 in the 2012 Round of 64.

Florida's win is their first over an ACC team in the tournament.  They are 1-1 vs. the ACC.

Florida is now 11-2 playing in their home state.  The 11 wins is a tournament best.

Virginia is now 9-6 in the Round of 32.

Virginia's 39 points is their fewest points in tournament history (50 games).  Their previous low was 45 also against Florida in the 2012 Round of 64.

Purdue is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2010.  They are now 9-13 in the Round of 32.

Purdue is 5-3 vs. the Big Twelve.  Only Kentucky has more wins vs. Big Twelve with 6.

Purdue is now tied with Louisville for the best record playing in Wisconsin at 4-0.

Iowa State is now 5-7 in the Round of 32.





Round of 32 Tournament Tidbits - Summary

Round of 32 Rematches:

  • Florida defeated Virginia 71-45 in the 2012 Round of 64
  • Kansas is 1-1 vs. Michigan State
    • Kansas defeated Michigan State 96-86 (OT) in the 1986 Sweet Sixteen
    • Michigan State defeated Kansas 67-62 in the 2009 Sweet Sixteen
  • Louisville defeated Michigan 82-76 in the 2013 National Championship Game
  • North Carolina is 3-2 vs. Arkansas
    • Arkansas defeated North Carolina 96-73 in the 1990 Sweet Sixteen
    • North Carolina defeated Arkansas 80-74 in the 1993 Sweet Sixteen
    • Arkansas defeated North Carolina 75-68 in the 1995 National Semifinals
    • North Carolina defeated Arkansas 108-77 in the 2008 Round of 32
    • North Carolina defeated Arkansas 87-78 in the 2015 Round of 32
  • Cincinnati is 1-1 vs. UCLA
    • Cincinnati defeated UCLA 72-70 in the 1962 National Semifinals
    • UCLA defeated Cincinnati 105-101 (2OT) in the 2002 Round of 32
  • Kentucky defeated Wichita State 78-76 in the 2014 Round of 32

Teams by Conference:
  • ACC 6 (40% of conference)
  • Big Ten 5 (36%)
  • Big Twelve 4 (40%)
  • Pac Twelve 4 (33%) 
  • SEC 4 (29%) 
  • Big East 3 (30%) 
  • West Coast 2 (20%)
  • Missouri Valley 1 (10%)
  • American 1 (9%)
  • Atlantic Ten 1 (7%)
  • Conference USA 1 (7%)
Consecutive Round of 32 Appearances:
  • Kansas 11
  • Gonzaga 9
  • North Carolina 7
  • Oregon 5
  • Wichita State 5
  • Kentucky 4
  • Villanova 4
  • Virginia 4
  • Wisconsin 4
  • Butler 3
  • Duke 3
  • Notre Dame 3
  • Xavier 3
  • Iowa State 2
  • Middle Tennessee 2
Most recent Round of 32 Appearance for non-repeat teams:
  • Never
    • Northwestern
  • 1974
    • South Carolina
  • 1998
    • Rhode Island
  • 2009
    • Southern California
  • 2010
    • St. Mary's
  • 2012
    • Florida State
    • Purdue
  • 2014
    • Baylor
    • Florida
    • Michigan
  • 2015
    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • Cincinnati
    • Louisville
    • Michigan State
    • UCLA
    • West Virginia
All teams seeded #1 through #4 advance to the Round of 32.  This is 5th time that has happened in tournament history (since 1985) and the first time since 2017.  Here are the other years with the number of teams that advanced to the Sweet Sixteen:

Year Sweet 16
1994 11
2000 7
2004 9
2007 11

Round of 32 All-Time Records:

Team Wins Losses Pct
Baylor 3 0 1.000
St. Mary's 1 0 1.000
Arizona 17 4 0.810
Michigan State 17 4 0.810
Duke 26 7 0.788
Kentucky 25 7 0.781
Louisville 23 7 0.767
UCLA 19 7 0.731
Florida 10 4 0.714
North Carolina 28 12 0.700
South Carolina 2 1 0.667
Virginia 9 5 0.643
Kansas 21 12 0.636
Oregon 5 3 0.625
Notre Dame 17 11 0.607
Wisconsin 9 6 0.600
Villanova 16 11 0.593
Wichita State 4 3 0.571
Michigan 9 8 0.529
Arkansas 10 10 0.500
Butler 5 5 0.500
Gonzaga 7 8 0.467
Iowa State 5 6 0.455
West Virginia 9 11 0.450
Xavier 7 9 0.438
Southern California 3 4 0.429
Florida State 4 6 0.400
Purdue 8 13 0.381
Cincinnati 6 12 0.333
Rhode Island 2 4 0.333
Middle Tennessee 0 5 0.000
Northwestern 0 0