Friday, March 22, 2013

Wisconsin - Mississippi Tournament Facts

Here are some NCAA Tournament facts about Wisconsin and Mississippi:

Mississippi wins their first tournament game since 2001.  They are now 4-6 all-time.

Andy Kennedy wins his first ever tournament game.

With the victory, the SEC is now 28-37 vs. the Big Ten all-time in the tournament.

Wisconsin's 46 points is the fewest that Mississippi has given up in 10 tournament games.  Their previous low allowed was 56 when they played Notre Dame in 2001 Round of 32.

The 11-point victory is the biggest win for Mississippi in tournament history.  Their previous highest margin of victory was 3 over Notre Dame in 2001.

Wisconsin ends a 6-year run of advancing to the Round of 32.

Wisconsin is now 0-2 when ranked #18.  Both losses are to unranked teams.

Wisconsin has the longest current streak of Round of 32 appearances for this year's tournament teams with 6 tied with Kansas.  (Purdue also has been in the last 6 Round of 32, but missed this year's tournament.)

Wisconsin has won 9 straight Round of 64 games in which they were the higher seed.

Wisconsin is 2-1 vs. the Southeastern Conference.

Wisconsin has played one tournament game in Kansas City.  They won the National Championship game 39-34 against Washington State in 1941.  Back then, only the championship game was played at the finals site.

Mississippi's last tournament win was in the 2001 Round of 32 against Notre Dame.

The #12 seed is the lowest that Mississippi has ever had.

This is the second time that Mississippi has been an automatic bid.  The other time was in 1981 and they lost to Kansas in the first round 69-66.

This is Mississippi's 7th tournament appearance.  In all 7, they have played their Round of 64 game on Friday.  They have never played a tournament game on Thursday.

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