Thursday, March 21, 2013

Louisville - North Carolina A&T Tournament Facts

Here are some NCAA Tournament facts about Louisville and North Carolina A&T:

Louisville's 31-point victory over North Carolina A&T is their second largest in 65 tournament wins. Their biggest win was over Arizona 103-64 (39 points) in the 2009 Sweet Sixteen.

Louisville is now 6-2 when they are Top Ten in the RPI.  They are #3 this year.

Louisville is 5-4 vs. teams from the state of North Carolina.

The 31-point loss for North Carolina A&T is also their second largest defeat.  Their largest is 32 against Wake Forest in 1995 Round of 64.

Louisville is 4-5 when playing in their home state of Kentucky.

Louisville is 6-2 as a #1 seedThe other two times that they were #1 seeds, they advanced to the National Semifinals (1983) and Elite Eight (2009).

Rick Pitino is 13-3 in the Round of 64.  All 3 losses were with Louisville.

With North Carolina A&T winning on Tuesday, they broke a tie with Holy Cross and Penn for the longest current tournament losing streak at 9.  Murray State holds the record with 11. 

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