Thursday, March 21, 2013

Arizona - Belmont Tournament Facts

Here are some NCAA Tournament facts about Arizona and Belmont:

The Pacific Twelve is now 3-0 vs. the Ohio Valley.  The other wins were Oregon State over Middle Tennessee State 78-67 in 1975 Round of 32 and Arizona over Eastern Illinois 101-76 in 2001 Round of 64.

Belmont joins Boise State and Long Island-Brooklyn as the third team to lose their first 6 tournament games.  Eastern Kentucky and Louisiana-Monroe have the most losses without a win with 7 and Nebraska is also 0-6.

Arizona's 81 points is the most that Belmont has allowed.  Their previous high allowed was 80 vs. Georgetown in the 2007 Round of 64.

Sean Miller is second in Arizona history in tournament wins with 3 behind Lute Olson who has 39.

Arizona has faced an Ohio Valley team one time before in the tournament.  They defeated Eastern Illinois 101-76 in the 2001 Round of 64.

Arizona is 5-2 when playing in the state of Utah.

Belmont has their highest seed ever at #11.

Belmont is 0-5 all-time.  The closest they came to winning a game was a 71-70 loss to Duke in 2008.  

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