Friday, March 22, 2013

North Carolina - Villanova Tournament Facts

Here are some NCAA Tournament facts about North Carolina and Villanova:

The ACC is now 34-30 vs. the Big East in the tournament.

North Carolina is 7-2 when unranked.  They have been a #8 seed each time they were unranked. 

North Carolina wins their 11th consecutive Round of 64 game (over 14 tournaments).

Villlanova is 25-17 when unranked, but has lost their last 3.

Villanova is now 2-5 as a #9 seed.

The is the 6th time that North Carolina and Villanova have faced each other in the tournament.
  • 1982 - North Carolina 70-60  Elite Eight
  • 1985 - Villanova 56-44 Elite Eight
  • 1991 - North Carolina 85-69 Round of 32
  • 2005 - North Carolina 67-66 Sweet Sixteen
  • 2009 - North Carolina 83-69 National Semifinals
In every year except 1991, the winner of this game has won the National Championship.

North Carolina is 24-1 in the Round of 64.  Their only loss was to Weber State 76-74 in 1999.

Roy Williams is 22-0 in the Round of 64.  The first 14 were with Kansas and the last 8 are with North Carolina.

North Carolina has been to the Elite Eight in their last 5 tournament appearances.  

North Carolina has been a #8 seed two previous times.  They went to the Sweet Sixteen in 1990 and Final Four in 2000.  In 1990, the played (Southwest) Missouri State in the Round of 64.  In 2000, they played Missouri in the Round of 64.  This time, they play in the state of Missouri.

North Carolina is 5-1 when playing in the state of Missouri.  Their only loss was to Kansas 80-67 in last year's Elite Eight.

North Carolina is 9-4 vs. the Big East.

North Carolina is 30-3 on Fridays.  The 30 wins is tied with Kansas for the most all-time on Fridays.

Villanova is 6-9 vs. the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Villanova is 1-1 when playing in Missouri.


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