Friday, March 22, 2013

Kansas State - La Salle Tournament Facts

Here are some NCAA Tournament facts about Kansas State and La Salle:

With La Salle winning, the Atlantic Ten is now 6-0.  The 6 wins is one shy of the Atlantic Ten record which is 7 set in 1993.

La Salle wins two games in a tournament since 1955 when they lost in the National Championship game to San Francisco.

The Atlantic Ten is 7-11 against the Big Twelve.

La Salle is 3-1 in games decided by 3 or fewer points.  Kansas State is 7-4 in those such games.

Kansas State is now 7-2 when ranked vs. an unranked opponent.  Their other loss was in the 1988 Elite Eight vs. Kansas.

 Kansas State now has a tournament worst 0-4 record on March 22.

Kansas State and La Salle have played each other once before in the tournament.  Kansas State defeated La Salle 66-53 in the 1988 Round of 64.

Kansas State has won their first tournament game in the each of their last 4 tournament appearances and has been in the Round of 32 the last 3 years.

Bruce Weber is the 9th coach to coach for Kansas State in the tournament which is tied for second most with UCLA behind Western Kentucky which has had 12 coaches.

Kansas State has faced one Atlantic Ten team in past tournaments.  They defeated Xavier 101-96 in the 2010 Sweet Sixteen in 2 OT.

Kansas State has been a #4 once before.  In 1988, they advanced to the Elite Eight before losing to Kansas.

Kansas State is 4-4 and La Salle is 3-1 when playing in the state of Missouri. 

Kansas State is 0-3 on March 22 which is tied for the worst record on this date.

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