Thursday, March 21, 2013

Memphis - St. Mary's Tournament Facts

Here are some NCAA Tournament Facts about Memphis and St. Mary's:

Memphis is now 8-2 in games decided by 1 or 2 points.

Memphis is 4-3 vs. teams from California.

Memphis is now 8-3 as a #6 seed.  The other 3 times that they were a #6 seed, they advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.

St. Mary's is 1-1 vs. teams from Tennessee.  Both of them were in this year's tournament.

This was the closest game that St. Mary's has played in the tournament.

Josh Pastner is looking for his first tournament win for Memphis in his third game.  He lost to Arizona and Saint Louis in the last two tournaments.

Memphis is 1-1 vs. the West Coast Conference.  Both prior games were against Pepperdine, losing to them 87-77 in the 1976 Round of 32 and defeating them 80-70 in the 1992 Round of 64.

Randy Bennett was the coach in 3 of St. Mary's 4 tournament wins.

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