Friday, March 19, 2021

Round of 64 - Friday - Session #3 - Tournament Tidbits

Oklahoma State is 39-27 in the NCAA Tournament

Oklahoma State wins their first tournament game since 2009 when they defeated Tennessee 77-75 in the Round of 64.  They end a 6-game tournament losing streak.

Oklahoma State is now 20-7 on Fridays.  They are 19-20 all other days of the week combined.

Liberty is 1-5 in the NCAA Tournament.

Wisconsin is 39-23 in the NCAA Tournament

Wisconsin is 2-1 vs. North Carolina.  They lost to North Carolina 88-82 in the 2005 Elite Eight and defeated them 79-72 in the 2015 Sweet Sixteen.

Wisconsin is in the Round of 32 for the first time since 2017.

North Carolina is 126-48 in the NCAA Tournament

The NCAA Tournament expanded to 32 teams in 1975.  This is the first tournament in that era in which neither Duke nor North Carolina will be in the Final 32.

North Carolina’s loss is only their 2nd Round of 64 loss in school history.  They are now 31-2.  Their only other loss was 76-74 to Weber State in 1999.

North Carolina’s loss ends a 17-game Round of 64 winning streak and streak of 9 consecutive tournaments appearing in the Round of 32.

Roy Williams loses in the Round of 64 for the first time in his career.  He is now 29-1.  With the loss, Dean Smith now has the most wins (13) without a loss in the Round of 64.

The loss by North Carolina ends an 8-game winning streak against #9 seeds.

Houston is 30-26 in the NCAA Tournament

Houston is in the Round of 32 for the 3rd consecutive tournament

Cleveland State is 3-3 in the NCAA Tournament

Cleveland State loses in the Round of 64 for the first time.  They are now 2-1 in the Round of 64.

Cleveland State’s 56 points is the fewest that they have scored in 6 tournament games.  Their previous low was 57 vs. Arizona in the 2009 Round of 32.

North Texas wins their first ever NCAA Tournament game.  They are now 1-3.

With North Texas’s win, the C-USA Tournament Champion has won in the Round of 64 in 5 of the last 6 tournaments.  The C-USA team was a double-digit seed in all 5 games.

Grant McCasland wins his first ever tournament game.

Purdue is 42-32 in the NCAA Tournament

Purdue snaps a 3-game Round of 64 winning streak

Purdue’s loses as a Top 4 seed in the Round of 64 for the first time in tournament history.  They were previously 12-0 in the Round of 64 as a Top 4 seed.

Purdue’s 69 points is the fewest that North Texas has allowed in 4 tournament games.  Their previous low allowed was 73 vs. Memphis in the 2007 Round of 64.

North Texas is 1-0 and Purdue is 4-5 in overtime games

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