Friday, March 22, 2013

Kansas - Western Kentucky Tournament Facts

Here are some NCAA Tournament facts about Kansas and Western Kentucky:

This is the 11th time that Kansas has been a #1 seed.  This was the closest game that they have had in the Round of 64 as a #1 seed.  Their previous closest game was 11 in 2002 vs. Holy Cross.

Kansas is in the Round of 32 for the 7th consecutive year.  That is the longest current streak.

The Big Twelve is now 2-0 vs. the Sun Belt.

Western Kentucky is now 0-5 vs. #1 seeds.

Kansas and Western Kentucky have faced each other two other times in the tournament.  They split the two games:
  • 1971: Western Kentucky 77 Kansas 75 - National Third Place Game
  • 1995: Kansas 75 Western Kentucky 70 - Round of 32
Kansas is 27-2 in the Round of 64.  Their losses were in 2005 to Bucknell and 2006 to Bradley.

Kansas is 20-6 playing in the state of Missouri.  They are 13-5 in Kansas City.

Kansas is 30-9 on Fridays.   They are tied with North Carolina with the most wins on Fridays.

Kansas is 8-1 on March 22.  They are tied with Kentucky for the most wins on March 22.

Western Kentucky has won a game in each of their last 3 tournament appearances.

Western Kentucky holds a tournament record with 12 different coaches in the tournament and 10 different coaches that have won a tournament game.

Western Kentucky is 0-4 vs. #1 seeds.

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