Sunday, March 24, 2013

Duke - Creighton Tournament Facts

Here are some NCAA Tournament facts about Duke and Creighton:

Duke is in the Sweet Sixteen for the 27th time.  It is their first since 2011 and their 4th in 5 years.

The ACC is 9-3 vs. the Missouri Valley

There are multiple ACC teams in the Sweet Sixteen for the 3rd consecutive year.

Either Duke or North Carolina has been in the Sweet Sixteen every year since 1997.  That is the longest current streak for two conference pairs.

Creighton is now tied with Arizona State for a tournament worst 0-4 on Sundays.

Creighton's 50 points is their lowest since 1962 and their 4th lowest in 30 tournament games.

Duke is in the Round of 32 for the 31st time which is tied for 2nd most with Syracuse.  Only North Carolina has more with 37.  It is their 5th appearance in the last 6 years. They are 23-7 in the Round of 32.

Duke is 2-0 vs. the Missouri Valley
  • 1993 - Defeated Southern Illinois 105-70 in Round of 64
  • 1999 - Defeated Missouri State 78-61 in Sweet Sixteen
Duke is 24-8 as a #2 seed and is 8-1 vs. #7 seeds.

Duke is 5-0 when playing in the state of Pennsylvania.

Creighton is in the Round of 32 for the 10th time.  It is their second consecutive trip.  They are 3-6 in the Round of 32.

Creighton is 0-3 vs. the ACC
  • 1975 - Lost to Maryland 83-79 in the Round of 32
  • 1999 - Lost to Maryland 75-63 in the Round of 32
  • 2012 - Lost to North Carolina 87-73 in the Round of 32
Creighton is 1-0 as a #7 seed and 0-1 vs. #2 seeds.

Creighton is 0-3 on Sundays.


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