Saturday, March 25, 2017

Elite Eight Tidbits - Saturday Edition

Gonzaga is in the Final Four for the first time in school history.

Gonzaga is the first West Coast Conference team in the Final Four since San Francisco made 3 straight appearances from 1955-57.  This is the 4th appearance by a West Coast Conference team.

Gonzaga's win ends an 11-game losing streak in the Elite Eight by West Coast Conference teams.

Gonzaga is 1-2 in the Elite Eight.  West Coast Conference teams are 4-13.

Gonzaga is 2-0 vs. Xavier.  They also defeated Xavier 79-75 in the 2006 Round of 64.

Gonzaga's 24-point win is their second largest in tournament history (47 games).  Their largest is 27 vs. Valparaiso in the 2004 Round of 64.

Mark Few had the most tournament wins (25) coming into the game without a Final Four.  With the win, John Chaney takes back the lead with 23.  Sean Miller is the active leader with 19.

Xavier and Gonzaga came into the game with the most tournament wins (27) without a Final Four.  With the loss, Xavier remains the loan leader in that category.

Xavier is 0-3 in the Elite Eight.

Xavier is 0-6 vs. #1 seeds.

Xavier's 24-point loss is their largest ever in tournament history (54 games).  Their previous high was 19 vs. UCLA in the 2008 Elite Eight.

Oregon is in the Elite Eight for the first time since 1939.  The 78 year gap between final fours is the largest in history.

With Oregon making the Final Four, the largest Final Four drought now belongs to Duquesne who last went in 1940.

Oregon is 1-1 vs. Kansas.  They had lost to Kansas 104-86 in the 2002 Elite Eight.

Oregon is 2-5 in the Elite Eight.

Oregon is the first Pac Twelve team in the Final Four since UCLA made 3 straight appearances from 2006-08.  This is the 34th appearance for a Pac Twelve team.

Oregon's win is their first ever vs. a #1 seed.  They are 1-4.  The highest seed they had ever defeated before tonight was #4.

Kansas misses the Final Four as a #1 seed for a record 10th time (out of 13 times).  They have failed to make the Final Four in their last 5 appearances as a #1 seed.

Bill Self is now 2-7 in Elite Eight games.  The 7 losses are the second most all-time.  Only Adolph Rupp had more at 9.  He was 6-9 in Elite Eight games.

All of Self's Elite Eight losses are since 2000.  He has 3 more Elite Eight losses than any other coach during that time frame.  Sean Miller is second with 4.  The losing coach of tomorrow's North Carolina and Kentucky game will tie Miller with 4.

Kansas was the 7th team to score 90 or more points in their first three tournament games.  Their 60 points in the Elite Eight was the fewest points scored out of the 7.

Kansas is 14-9 in the Elite Eight.

Kansas' 14-point loss is their largest ever in an Elite Eight game.  Their previous worst was 13 to UCLA in 2007.

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