Wednesday, March 20, 2013

First Four Wednesday Night Postgame Tidbits

James Madison won their first tournament game since 1983 when they defeated West Virginia in the Round of 64.

James Madison's 68 points is the most that they have scored in 8 tournament games.  Their previous high was 62 vs. Florida in the 1994 Round of 64.

The win by James Madison is the 15th for the Colonial since 2002.  The Colonial is 15-15 during that time frame.

Long Island-Brooklyn and Boise State joins Eastern Kentucky, Louisiana-Monroe and Nebraska as the only teams that have lost at least 6 tournament games without a win. 
  • Eastern Kentucky 0-7
  • Louisiana-Monroe 0-7
  • Boise State 0-6
  • Long Island-Brooklyn 0-6
  • Nebraska 0-6
Long Island-Brooklyn's 55 points is the fewest they have scored in 6 tournament games.  Their previous low was 67 vs. Michigan State in the 2012 Round of 64.

The 68 points that James Madison scored is also the fewest that Long-Island Brooklyn has allowed.  Their previous low was 85 vs. VCU in the 1981 First Round.

The loss by Long Island-Brooklyn marks the 5th consecutive year that the Northeast Conference failed to win a tournament game.
The win by La Salle marks the 8th consecutive year that an Atlantic Ten team has won a tournament game.  Since the field expanded in 1985, the only years that the Atlantic Ten failed to win a game was 1990 and 2005.

La Salle wins their first tournament game since 1990 when they defeated Southern Mississippi 79-63 in Round of 64.  They were members of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference then.

La Salle's win marks the 15th consecutive year that a team from Pennsylvania has won a tournament game.  Number of wins by each team during that timeframe:
  • Pittsburgh 15
  • Villanova 12
  • Temple 8
  • St. Joseph's 4
  • Bucknell 2
  • Penn State 2
  • La Salle 1
  • Lehigh 1 
With Boise State's loss, a team it is now 31 years (1982) since a team from Idaho has won a tournament game when Idaho defeated Iowa 69-67 in the Round of 32.  Since then teams from Idaho are 0-9.

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