Saturday, March 23, 2013

Michigan - VCU Tournament Facts

Here are some NCAA Tournament facts about Michigan and VCU:

Michigan is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1994.  The 19 years is their longest span between successive Sweet Sixteen appearances.

It is Michigan's 12th Sweet Sixteen appearance.

John Beilein is coaching in his 3rd Sweet Sixteen.  His previous two were as coach of West Virginia.

The 25-point victory for Michigan is their 5th largest in tournament history.  It is also their largest in the Round of 32.  Their previous high in this round was 23 vs. Florida in 1988.

It is VCU's biggest loss in 24 tournament games.  Their previous high was 15 vs. Syracuse in the 1984 Round of 32.

VCU's 53 points is the third fewest that Michigan has allowed in the tournament and the second fewest that VCU has scored.

VCU winning by 46 and then losing by 25 is a 71-point turnaround from Round of 64 to Round of 32.  That is a tournament record from Round of 64 to Round of 32.  The previous was Kansas in 1998 which had a 63-point turnaround.

VCU is now 0-5 on Saturdays.  Only Ohio is worse at 0-7.

Michigan is in the Round of 32 for the 16th time.  It is their third time since 2009.  They are 7-8 in the Round of 32.

Michigan is 3-0 vs. the Atlantic Ten:
  • 1992 - Defeated Temple 73-66 in Round of 64
  • 1993 - Defeated George Washington 72-64 in Sweet Sixteen
  • 1993 - Defeated Temple 77-72 in Elite Eight
Michigan is 9-1 when ranked #10 in the AP.  They were  ranked #10 in 1989 when they won the National Championship.

VCU is in the Round of 32 for the 8th time.  It is their third consecutive trip.  They are 1-6 in the Round of 32.

VCU is 1-2 vs. the Big Ten
  • 1980 - Lost to Iowa 86-72 in Round of 64
  • 2011 - Defeated Purdue 94-76 in Round of 32
  • 2012 - Lost to Indiana 63-61 in Round of 32

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