Monday, April 4, 2022

National Championship Tidbits

Kansas 72 North Carolina 69

Kansas wins their 1st National Championship since 2008 and their 4th overall.  Kansas is 4-6 in National Championship Games.

A Big 12 team wins the tournament for the second consecutive year.  It is the first time that a conference has won back-to-back tournaments since 2010 (Duke - 2010 and North Carolina 2009)

Kansas is 5-2 vs. North Carolina in the tournament and 1-1 in the Championship Game:

  • 1957 National Championship - North Carolina 54 Kansas 53 (3OT)
  • 1991 National Semifinals - #3 Kansas 79 #1 North Carolina 73
  • 1993 National Semifinals - #1 North Carolina 78 #2 Kansas 68
  • 2008 National Semifinals - #1 Kansas 84 #1 North Carolina 66
  • 2012 Elite Eight - #2 Kansas 80 #1 North Carolina 67
  • 2013 Round of 32 - #1 Kansas 70 #8 North Carolina 58
  • 2022 National Championship - #1 Kansas #8 North Carolina 69
Kansas has won 8 straight tournament games vs. the ACC and is 13-9 overall.

The Big 12 is 1-1 vs. the ACC in the Championship Game.  Texas Tech lost to Virginia in 2019.

Kansas has won 8 straight tournament games vs. teams from North Carolina and is 13-6 overall.

It is the 5th consecutive tournament that a #1 seed has won the NCAA Tournament.  It ties the longest streak of #1's winning the tournament which also occurred from 1992 to 1996.

Kansas is 7-1 as a #1 seed vs. #8 seeds.

#8 seeds are 1-4 in the National Championship Game and have lost 3 straight:

  • 1980 - #2 Louisville 59 #8 UCLA 54
  • 1985 - #8 Villanova 66 #1 Georgetown 64
  • 2011 - #3 UConn 53 #8 Butler 41
  • 2014 - #7 UConn 60 #8 Kentucky 54
  • 2022 - #1 Kansas 72 #8 North Carolina 69

North Carolina's loss is their first ever in a Championship Game vs. a #1 seed.  They are 4-1.

North Carolina is 6-6 in National Championship Games.

North Carolina is 5-6 all-time in the tournament vs. the Big Twelve.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Final Four Tidbits

Kansas 81 Villanova 65

Kansas is in the National Championship Game for the first time since 2012 and the 10th time overall.  

Kansas is 10-6 in National Semifinals Games.

Kansas is 2-2 vs. Villanova in the tournament:
  • 2008 Sweet Sixteen - Kansas 72 Villanova 57
  • 2016 Elite Eight - Villanova 64 Kansas 59
  • 2018 National Semifinals - Villanova 95 Kansas 79
  • 2022 National Semifinals - Kansas 81Villanova 65
In their three previous meetings, the team that won eventually won the National Championship.

It is the 4th time since 2008 that Kansas and Villanova have met in the Sweet Sixteen or later.  The 4 matchups are the most by any two teams in that timeframe.

This is the 3rd consecutive tournament with a Big 12 team in the National Championship (Texas Tech - 2019, Baylor - 2021, Kansas - 2022).  It is the first time that a conference has had 3 consecutive appearances since 2016-2018 (Duke - 2016, North Carolina - 2017 & 2018).  It is the first time ever that a conference has had 3 different teams play in the National Championship in 3 consecutive tournaments.

The win is the 60th tournament win for Kansas as a member of the Big Twelve and the 200th win for the Big Twelve in the tournament overall.

Kansas defeated three Big East teams in the 2022 Tournament (Creighton, Providence, Villanova).  The 3 wins is the most vs. the Big East in any single year in tournament history.  Kansas is 7-5 overall vs. the Big East.

Kansas's win is the first for a Big Twelve team vs. the Big East in the National Semifinals.  They were previously 0-3:
  • 2003 - Syracuse 95 Texas 84
  • 2016 - Villanova 95 Oklahoma 51
  • 2018 - Villanova 95 Kansas 79
  • 2022 - Kansas 81 Villanova 65
Kansas advances to the National Championship as a #1 seed for the first time in their last 7 appearances.  

#1 seeds are 9-5 vs. #2 seeds in the National Semifinal game including 3 straight wins.

Kansas is 3-1 in National Semifinal games in New Orleans:
  • 1993 - North Carolina 78 Kansas 68
  • 2003 - Kansas 94 Marquette 61
  • 2012 - Kansas 64 Ohio State 62
  • 2022 - Kansas 81 Villanova 65
Villanova is eliminated by a Big Twelve team for the second straight year.  They lost to Baylor 62-51 in the 2021 Sweet Sixteen.  They are 5-3 vs. the Big Twelve in the tournament.  The other two times they lost to a Big Twelve team, that team eventually won the National Championship.

Villanova is 4-3 in National Semifinal Games

Villanova's loss ends a 10-game winning streak as a #2 seed.

Villanova's loses vs. a #1 seed when seeded #1 or #2 for the first time.  They were previously 3-0.

Villanova loses to the #1 team in the RPI for the first time.  They were previously 2-0.

North Carolina 81 Duke 77

North Carolina is in the National Championship Game for the first time since 2017 and the 12 time overall.

North Carolina is 12-9 in National Semifinal Games and has won 5 of their last 6.

North Carolina is 4-0 vs. the ACC in the tournament.  Duke is 3-1 vs. the ACC.

This is the 4th time that two ACC teams have played each other in a National Semifinal Game:
  • 1981 - North Carolina 78 Virginia 65
  • 2001 - Duke 95 Maryland 84
  • 2016 - North Carolina 83 Syracuse 66
  • 2022 - North Carolina 81 Duke 77
North Carolina is 5-0 vs. teams from its home state.

North Carolina is 3-0 in National Semifinal games played in New Orleans.  They won the National Championship the other two times they played in the Final Four in New Orleans.

North Carolina has won 8 consecutive tournament games played on Saturday.

North Carolina wins their record 12th game as a #8 seed.  They are now 12-4 as a #8 seed.

It is the first time that North Carolina has defeated a #2 seed when not seeded #1.  They were previously 0-2.

#8 seeds are 3-0 vs. #2 seeds in the National Semifinals:
  • 1985 - #8 Villanova 53 #2 Memphis 45
  • 2014 - #8 Kentucky 74 #2 Wisconsin 73
  • 2022 - #8 North Carolina 81 #2 Duke 77
Duke is 11-6 in National Semifinal Games.

Duke loses to a #8 seed for the first time in tournament history.  They were previously 9-0.

Duke's loss snaps a 6-game tournament winning streak on Saturdays.

Sunday, March 27, 2022

Elite Eight Tidbits

Villanova 50 Houston 44

Villanova is in the Final Four for the first time since 2018 and 7th time overall.

Villanova is 7-8 in the Elite Eight, but has won their last 4 appearances.

Villanova is 2-1 vs. Houston in the tournament:

  • 1981 Round of 64 - Villanova 90 Houston 72
  • 1983 Elite Eight - Houston 89 Villanova 71
  • 2022 Elite Eight - Villanova 50 Houston 44

It is also the first time a Big East team has advanced to the Final Four since Villanova did in 2018.  Since Louisville and Syracuse went to the Final Four in 2013, Villanova is the only Big East team to advance to the Final Four (2016, 2018 and 2022).

Villanova has won 10 consecutive games as a #2 seed.

The win by Villanova ended a 5-game losing streak by #2 seeds vs. #5 seeds.  #2 seeds are now 2-5 vs. #5 seeds including 1-4 in the Elite Eight.

With Villanova (and Duke) winning, it is the 3rd consecutive year a #2 seed is in the Final Four.  The last time a #2 seed won the tournament was 2016 when Villanova won.  The 2016 Villanova team is the only #2 seed to win the tournament since the 2005 season.

Villanova's win is the first by the Big East over an AAC team in tournament history.

Villanova has won 7 straight tournament games in Texas and is 8-1 overall.

Houston's loss is their first ever in the Elite Eight.  They were previously 6-0 in the Elite Eight.

Houston's loss is their first ever tournament loss in the state of Texas.  They were previously 6-0.

Houston's 44 points is the fewest they have scored in 64 tournament games.  Their previous low was 49 vs. Virginia in the 1984 National Semifinals.

Duke 78 Arkansas 69

Duke is in the Final Four for the first time since 2015 and the 17th time overall.

Mike Krzyzewski is in the Final Four for the 13th time passing John Wooden for the most all-time.

Duke is 17-6 in the Elite Eight and ends a 2-game losing streak in that round.

The ACC has a team in the Final Four for the first time since 2019 when Virginia won the National Championship.  The last two times that the ACC has had a team in the Final Four, they won the National Championship (2019 - Virginia, 2017 - North Carolina).

Duke is 2-1 vs. Arkansas in the tournament:

  • 1990 National Semifinals - Duke 97 Arkansas 83
  • 1994 National Championship - Arkansas 76 Duke 72
  • 2022 Elite Eight - Duke 78 Arkansas 69
The win by Duke makes #2 seeds 5-5 vs. #4 seeds all-time.

Duke is 7-1 vs. #4 seeds.

Duke has won 6 consecutive tournament games on a Saturday and is 36-8 overall.

Arkansas loses in the Elite Eight for the second consecutive year.

Arkansas has lost 4 consecutive tournament games vs. the ACC and is 4-8 overall.

Arkansas has lost 4 consecutive tournament games vs. teams from North Carolina and is 4-7 overall.

Arkansas's loss is their first ever vs. a #2 seed.  They were previously 3-0.

Kansas 76 Miami, Florida 50

Kansas is in the Final Four for the first time since 2018 and the 16th time overall.

Kansas is 16-9 in the Elite Eight.

A Big Twelve team is in the Final Four for the 4th consecutive tournament (2018 - Kansas, 2019 - Texas Tech, 2021 - Baylor, 2022 - Kansas).  It is the longest streak in conference history.  It is the first time that a conference has had a team in four consecutive Final Fours since the Big Ten from 2012 to 2015 (2012 - Ohio State; 2013 - Michigan; 2014 - Wisconsin; 2015 - Michigan State, Wisconsin).

Kansas has won 7 consecutive tournament games against the ACC.  They are 12-9 overall.

Kansas is 6-0 in tournament games in the state of Illinois.  The 6 wins is tied with Illinois for the most all-time.  Illinois is also 6-0 in their home state.

Kansas's 26-point win is their largest margin of victory in 16 Elite Eight wins.  Their previous high was 20 when they defeated Oklahoma City 81-61 in 1957.

#1 seeds are 7-1 vs. #10 seeds in the tournament.

Miami is 0-1 in the Elite Eight.

Miami is 1-3 vs. the Big Twelve in the tournament.

The Big Twelve and ACC have split 6 games vs. each other in the tournament.  The 6 games is the most that the two conferences have played against each other in tournament history.  The previous high was 4 in 2010.

North Carolina 69 Saint Peter's 49

North Carolina is in the Final Four for the first time since 2017 and the 21st time overall.

North Carolina is 21-8 in the Elite Eight and has won their last 3 Elite Eight games.

North Carolina becomes the 7th #8 seed to advance to the Final Four:
  • 1980 UCLA
  • 1985 Villanova (Won National Championship)
  • 2000 Wisconsin
  • 2000 North Carolina
  • 2011 Butler
  • 2014 Kentucky
  • 2022 North Carolina
This is only the 5th time that a #8 seed has played a double-digit seed in the tournament:
  • 1998 Sweet Sixteen - #8 Rhode Island 74 #13 Valparaiso 68
  • 2002 Sweet Sixteen - #12 Missouri 82 #8 UCLA 73
  • 2011 National Semifinals - #8 Butler 70 #11 VCU 62
  • 2021 Sweet Sixteen - #12 Oregon State 65 #8 Loyola Chicago 58
  • 2022 Elite Eight - #8 North Carolina 69 #15 Saint Peter's 49
North Carolina is 3-0 vs. the MAAC in the tournament.

North Carolina vs. Duke will be the 10th time that two ACC teams will face each other in the tournament:
  • 1981 National Semifinals - North Carolina 78 Virginia 65
  • 1983 Elite Eight - North Carolina State 63 Virginia 62
  • 2001 National Semifinals - Duke 95 Maryland 84
  • 2015 Sweet Sixteen - Louisville 75 North Carolina State 65
  • 2016 Elite Eight - Syracuse 68 Virginia 62
  • 2016 Elite Eight - North Carolina 88 Notre Dame 74
  • 2016 National Semifinals - North Carolina 83 Syracuse 66
  • 2018 Sweet Sixteen - Duke 69 Syracuse 65
  • 2019 Sweet Sixteen - Duke 75 Virginia Tech 73
  • 2022 National Semifinals - Duke vs. North Carolina
North Carolina is 8-0 vs. #15 seeds.  This is the first time that the game has not been in the Round of 64.

The ACC is 10-0 all-time vs. the MAAC in the tournament.  That is the best record by one conference vs. another in tournament history.

Saint Peter's is 0-1 in the Elite Eight.



Friday, March 25, 2022

Sweet Sixteen Tidbits

Arkansas 74 Gonzaga 68

Arkansas is in the Elite Eight for the 2nd consecutive tournament and the 11th time overall.

It is the 4th time in school history that Arkansas has been in the Elite Eight in back to back years (1978 & 1979, 1990 & 1991, 1994 & 1995)

Arkansas's win is their first ever vs. a #1 seed.  They were previously a tournament-worst 0-10 vs. #1 seeds.

Arkansas' win is their first ever vs. a #1 ranked AP team.  They were previously tied for a tournament-worst 0-5 vs. #1 ranked teams.

Arkansas is 11-5 as a #4 seed all-time.  Only Louisville (19) and Syracuse (14) have won more games as a #4 seed.

Arkansas is 16-4 when playing on Thursdays in the tournament.

Gonzaga' lost in the Sweet Sixteen as a #1 seed for the first time.  They were previously 3-0 as a #1 seed in the Sweet Sixteen.

With Gonzaga's loss, the #1 ranked AP fails to win the tournament for the 9th consecutive tournament.  Since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985, only 4 #1 teams (out of 37) have won the National Championship.

Villanova 63 Michigan 55

Villanova is in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2018 and the 15th time overall.

Villanova is 3-0 vs. Michigan in the tournament.  The other two times they played Michigan, they won a national championship that year.

  • 1985 Round of 32 - Villanova 59 Michigan 55
  • 2018 National Championship - Villanova 79 Michigan 62
  • 2022 Sweet Sixteen - Villanova 63 Michigan 55
Villanova is 8-4 vs. the Big Ten including 3-0 in the Sweet Sixteen.

Villanova has won 11 straight games as the higher seed.  They are 5-0 all-time in the Sweet Sixteen as a higher seed.

Villanova has won 9 straight games as a #2 seed.

Villanova is tied with Louisville for a tournament-best 5-0 vs. #11 seeds.

Villanova has won 6 straight tournament games played in the state of Texas including a 3-0 record all-time in San Antonio.

Villanova is a tournament-best 5-0 on March 24.

Villanova has won 11 straight tournament games played on Thursday.

Michigan is 2-4 vs. Big East teams in the tournament.  Every time they have lost to a Big East team, that team won the national championship.

Michigan is 5-3 when playing games in state of Texas.  Every time they have lost a tournament game in Texas, the team they lost to won the national championship.

Duke 78 Texas Tech 73

Duke is in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2019 and the 23rd time overall.

Mike Krzyzewski wins his 100th tournament game all-time.

Duke is tournament-best 7-0 vs. teams from the state of Texas all-time in the tournament.

Duke's win is their first in the state of California.  They were previous 0-3 in the tournament in California.

Houston 72 Arizona 60

Houston is in the Elite Eight for the 2nd consecutive tournament and the 7th time overall.  Houston is a tournament best 6-0 all-time in the Elite Eight.

Houston is a tournament-best 6-0 all-time time when playing in the state of Texas.

Houston's win is their 2nd all-time over a #1 seed.  Their only other win over a #1 seed was vs. Louisville in the 1983 National Semifinals by the score of 94-81.

Arizona fails to advance to the Final Four for the 6th consecutive time as a #1 seed.  They have been a #1 seed seven times and have only one Final Four in those seven appearances.

Arizona's loss is their first to a #5 seed.  They are now 3-1 vs. #5 seeds.

Arizona has lost 3 consecutive tournament games on Thursday.

Saint Peter's 67 Purdue 64

Saint Peter's is in their first Elite Eight in school history.

Saint Peter's is the first #15 seed to advance to the Elite Eight in tournament history.

Saint Peter's is a tournament-best 3-1 as a #15 seed all-time.

Saint Peter's is the first Metro Atlantic team to advance to the Elite Eight in tournament history.

Saint Peter's is 1-1 vs. Purdue in the tournament.  Purdue defeated Saint Peter's 65-43 in the 2011 Round of 64.

Saint Peter's win is their first tournament win on a Friday.  They were previously 0-3.

Purdue has lost 5 of their last 6 Sweet Sixteen games.

Purdue's loss is their first ever vs. a team seeded #14 or worse.

The Big Ten has no teams in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2017.

Kansas 66 Providence 61

Kansas is in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2018 and the 25th time overall.

Kansas wins their 2nd straight game vs. the Big East in the tournament.  It is the first time that Kansas has won two straight tournament games vs. the Big East in tournament history.

Kansas has won 4 straight Sweet Sixteen games.

Kansas is 5-0 in tournament games played in Illinois.

Kansas has won 10 of their last 11 tournament games played on a Friday.

Providence's loss is their first Sweet Sixteen loss since 1974.  They are 4-2 in the Sweet Sixteen.

Providence has lost 6 straight tournament games played on a Friday.

North Carolina 73 UCLA 66

North Carolina is in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2017 and the 29th time overall.

North Carolina is 2-1 vs. UCLA in the tournament:
  • 1968 National Championship - UCLA 78 North Carolina 55
  • 1989 Round of 32 - North Carolina 88 UCLA 81
  • 2022 Sweet Sixteen - North Carolina 73 UCLA 66
North Carolina has won 7 straight tournament games vs. the Pac Twelve and is 9-3 overall.

North Carolina has won 6 straight tournament games vs. teams from California.

North Carolina wins a record 10th game as a #8 seed.

#8 seeds are 8-4 vs. #4 seeds all-time in the tournament.

North Carolina is 6-1 playing tournament games in Pennsylvania.  Their only loss is the 1981 National Championship Game.

UCLA has lost 5 straight tournament games against teams from the state of North Carolina.

UCLA is 22-14 all-time in the Sweet Sixteen, but only 7-9 since the field expanded to 64.

UCLA's loss is their first ever against a #8 seed.  They were previously 3-0.

Miami, Florida 70 Iowa State 56

Miami is in the Elite Eight for the first time in school history.

It is the first time since 2010 that two schools will be making their first Elite Eight appearance (Butler, Tennessee).

#10 seeds are 2-2 vs. #11 seeds, but have won the last 2.

Miami's win is their first tournament win over the Big Twelve.  They are now 1-2 vs. the Big Twelve.

ACC has at least 3 teams in the Elite Eight for the first time since 2016 (when they had 4 teams).  It is the 5th time they have had 3 teams or more in the Elite Eight (1983, 1985, 2015, 2016 (4), 2022)

Iowa State is 1-6 vs. the ACC in the tournament.

Iowa State is 1-5 in the Sweet Sixteen.

Iowa State is 0-2 in Chicago with both losses in the Sweet Sixteen.

Iowa State is a tournament-worst 0-4 on March 25 in the tournament.


Sunday, March 20, 2022

Round of 32 Tidbits - Sunday

Houston 68 Illinois 53

Houston is in the Sweet Sixteen for the 3rd consecutive tournament and the 14th time overall.

Houston defeated a Big Ten team each of the past three tournaments to advance to the Sweet Sixteen (2019 - Ohio State, 2021 - Rutgers, 2022 - Illinois)

Houston has won 6 of their last 7 Round of 32 games.  They are 13-4 all-time in the Round of 32.

Houston has won 6 consecutive Sunday games in the tournament.  Illinois has lost 4 consecutive Sunday games in the tournament.

Illinois has lost 5 consecutive Round of 32 games.  They were favored in 3 of the 5.

Illinois has not been to the Sweet Sixteen since 2005.

Illinois has lost 6 consecutive games against #5 seeds.  In 5 of those games, they were the #4 seed.

Villanova 71 Ohio State 61

Villanova is in the Sweet Sixteen for the 2nd consecutive tournament and the 20th time overall.

Villanova is 1-1 vs. Ohio State in the tournament.  Ohio State defeated Villanova 53-36 in the 1939 National Semifinals.

Villanova wins their 8th consecutive game as a #2 seed.

Villanova is 16-3 playing in their home state.  They have the most wins in the tournament in the state of Pennsylvania.

Ohio State has lost four consecutive Round of 32 games.

Ohio State's loss ends a 3-game tournament winning streak against the Big East.

Ohio State's loss is their first against a team from Pennsylvania in the tournament.  They were previously 3-0.

Ohio State's loss is their first tournament loss playing in the state of Pennsylvania.  They were previously 5-0.

Duke 85 Michigan State 76

Duke is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2019 and the 32 time overall.

Duke is 5-2 vs. Michigan State in the tournament:

  • Won 85-74 in 1994 Round of 32
  • Won 68-62 in 1999 National Semifinals
  • Lost 78-68 in 2005 Sweet Sixteen
  • Won 71-61 in 2013 Sweet Sixteen
  • Won 81-61 in 2015 National Semifinals
  • Lost 68-67 in 2019 Elite Eight
  • Won 85-76 in 2022 Round of 32
Duke is 16-5 vs. the Big Ten in the tournament.  The 16 wins is tied with Kentucky for the most all-time.

Duke is 12-2 vs. #7 seeds.  The 12 wins is the most all-time.

Duke has won 9 straight tournament games on March 20.  Michigan State snaps a 5-game winning streak on March 20.

Michigan State is 8-13 vs. the ACC in the tournament.  The 13 losses is the most by any school against the ACC.

Michigan State is 3-11 vs. the teams from North Carolina in the tournament.  The 11 losses are tied for the most (with Villanova).

Iowa State 54 Wisconsin 49

Iowa State is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2016 and the 6th time overall.

Iowa State is 2-0 vs. #3 seeds.

Iowa State is 3-1 when playing tournament games in the state of Wisconsin.

Iowa State snaps a 3-game tournament losing streak vs. the Big Ten

Wisconsin's 49 points is the fewest that Iowa State has allowed in the shot-clock era (since 1986) in 38 tournament games.  The previous low was 53 vs. Minnesota in the 2005 Round of 64.

Wisconsin is eliminated by a Big Twelve team for the 2nd consecutive tournament.  They lost to Baylor in the Round of 32 last year.

Wisconsin loses a tournament game in the state of Wisconsin for only the 2nd time.  They lost to Pittsburgh in 2004 Round of 32.  However, this is the first time they have lost as a higher seed.

The loss for Wisconsin ends a 7-game tournament winning streak on March 20.

Big Ten ties the record for the most losses by a conference on a single day with 4.  ACC (2021), Big East (2013) and SEC (1989) all had 4 losses in a single day in the Round of 64.

Texas Tech 59 Notre Dame 53

Texas Tech is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2019 and the 12th time overall.

Texas Tech is 12-3 as a #3 seed.  The 12 wins is tied for 3rd most all-time with Syracuse.  Only Michigan (18) and Florida (14) have more wins.

Texas Tech is 4-0 when playing tournament games in the state of California.

Notre Dame is 0-3 vs. the Big Twelve in the tournament.

Miami, Florida 79 Auburn 61

Miami is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2016 and the 4th time overall

Miami is 2-0 vs. the SEC in the tournament.

Miami's win is their ever vs. a Top 2 seed.

Since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985, this is the first time Auburn has lost to a seed lower than #5.  They were previously 11-0 in such situations.

Purdue 81 Texas 71

Purdue is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2019 and the 13th time overall.

Purdue is 2-2 vs. Texas in the tournament:

  • Lost 73-72 in 1990 Round of 32
  • Won 58-54 in 1999 Round of 64
  • Lost 77-67 in 2003 Round of 32
  • Won 81-71 in 2022 Round of 32
Purdue is 2-4 vs. #6 seeds.  They win their 2nd straight after losing their first four.

Purdue is a tournament-best 6-0 when playing in the state of Wisconsin.

Texas loses their 4th consecutive Round of 32 game.

Arizona 85 Texas Christian 80 (OT)

Arizona is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 207 and the 20th time overall.

Arizona is 6-1 vs. #9 seeds.

Arizona is 11-2 on Sundays in the tournament.

Arizona is 5-3 in overtime in the tournament.

Texas Christian is 0-3 in the Round of 32.

Texas Christian played their first ever overtime game in the tournament.




Round of 32 Tidbits - Saturday

North Carolina 93 Baylor 86 (OT)

North Carolina is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2019 and the 35th time overall.

North Carolina's win over Baylor ends a 3-game tournament losing streak vs. the Big Twelve.

North Carolina's win over Baylor is their 9th win over a #1 seed which is tied for the most all-time with Duke.  They are 3-1 as a #8 seed vs. #1 seeds.  The 3 wins by a #8 seed over a #1 seed is the most all-time.

North Carolina is 9-4 all-time as a #8 seed.  The 9 wins is the most all-time.

North Carolina is 8-2 in overtime games in the tournament.

Baylor's loss marks the 5th consecutive tournament in which the defending champion failed to advance to the Sweet Sixteen and the 14th consecutive tournament in which the defending champion failed to advance to the Elite Eight.

Baylor's game was their first overtime game in tournament history.  Coming into the game, they were tied with Wichita State for the most tournament games without an overtime with 35.

Baylor is 0-3 vs. the state of North Carolina.

North Carolina's 93 points is the most that Baylor has allowed in 36 tournament games.  The previous high allowed was 90 vs. Purdue in the 2008 Round of 64.

Kansas 79 Creighton 72

Kansas is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 2018 and the 32nd time overall.

Kansas is 2-0 vs. Creighton in the tournament.  They also defeated Creighton 55-54 in the 1974 Sweet Sixteen.

Kansas is 5-5 against Big East in the tournament.  They have never won or lost 2 in a row against the Big East.

Creighton is 0-3 vs. the Big Twelve in the tournament.

Creighton is 0-4 vs. teams from the state of Kansas in the tournament.

Creighton is 0-3 vs. #1 seeds.  They also lost to #1 Gonzaga last year.

Michigan 76 Tennessee 68

Michigan is in the Sweet Sixteen for the 5th consecutive tournament and the 18th time overall.  They have won their last 7 Round of 32 games.

Michigan is 3-0 vs. Tennessee in the tournament.  They also defeated Tennessee in the 2011 Round of 64 and 2014 Sweet Sixteen.

Michigan has won 4 consecutive tournament games against the SEC.  They are 10-3 overall vs. the SEC.  All 3 SEC losses were in the Elite Eight.

Michigan is 5-0 vs. teams from the state of Tennessee in the tournament.

Michigan is 9-2 in tournament games played in the state of Indiana.  Both losses were in the Elite Eight.  They are 9-0 in games played in the first three rounds.

Michigan has won 7 straight games played on March 19 in the tournament.

Michigan has won 9 straight (and 15 of their last 16) games played on Saturday in the tournament.

Tennessee is 3-7 vs. the Big Ten in the tournament.

Tennessee is 0-4 vs. teams from the state of Michigan in the tournament.

Tennessee loses as a #3 seed to an #11 seed in the Round of 32 for the second time.  They lost to #11 Loyola Chicago in 2018.  Loyola eventually advanced to the Final Four that year.

Tennessee is 1-6 on Saturdays in the tournament.

St. Peter's 70 Murray State 60

St. Peter's is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in school history.

St. Peter's joins Florida Gulf Coast (2013) and Oral Roberts (2021) as the 3rd #15 seed in tournament history to make it to the Sweet Sixteen.  St. Peter's was the first of the three to beat two teams that were ranked in the AP Top 25 Poll.

In all three Round of 32 wins for #15 seeds, they defeated the #7 seed.  #15 seeds are 3-2 vs. #7 seeds including three consecutive wins.

Both of St. Peter's wins in the tournament were vs. teams from Kentucky.

Murray State is a tournament-worst 0-7 in the Round of 32.

Murray State is tied for a tournament-worst 0-5 on Saturdays. Saint Louis and VCU are also 0-5 on Saturdays in the tournament.

Providence 79 Richmond 51

Providence is in the Sweet Sixteen for the first time since 1997 and the 6th time overall.

Providence is 3-1 playing tournament games in the state of New York including 3 consecutive wins.

Richmond's 51 points is the fewest that Providence has allowed in 38 tournament games.  Their previous low allowed was 57 vs. South Dakota State in this year's Round of 64.

Providence's 28-point win is their largest margin of victory in 17 tournament wins.  Their previous high was 24 vs. West Virginia in the 1965 Round of 32.

Richmond is 1-1 vs. the Big East in the tournament.  Their other game was a win as a #15 seed over #2 Syracuse in the 1991 Round of 64.

Arkansas 53 New Mexico State 48

Arkansas is in the Sweet Sixteen for the 2nd consecutive tournament and the 13th time overall.

Arkansas is 10-5 as a #4 seed. Only Louisville (19) and Syracuse (14) has more wins as a #4 seed.

Arkansas is 6-0 vs. #12 seeds.  Only Michigan State (8-0) and Indiana (7-0) have better records vs. #12 seeds.

Arkansas is 7-1 on March 19 in the tournament.

New Mexico State is 0-3 vs. the SEC in the tournament.

New Mexico State is a tournament-worst 0-6 vs. #4 seeds.

UCLA 72 Saint Mary's 56

UCLA is in the Sweet Sixteen for the 2nd consecutive tournament and the 36th time overall.

UCLA is 13-4 against the West Coast Conference.  The 13 wins is the most that UCLA has against any conference and the most wins by any school against the WCC.

UCLA is 15-3 vs. teams from California in the tournament including 15 consecutive wins.  The 15 wins is the most by any school vs. teams from an individual state.

UCLA is 13-3 when playing tournament games in the state of Oregon including 13 consecutive wins.  The 13 wins is the most by any school.  They are 6-0 in the city of Portland.

UCLA is 45-17 on Saturdays in the tournament.  The 45 wins is the most by any school.

Saint Mary's is 0-3 vs. the Pac 12 in the tournament.

Gonzaga 82 Memphis 78

Gonzaga is in the Sweet Sixteen for the 7th consecutive tournament and the 12th time overall.

Gonzaga is 4-0 when playing tournament games in the State of Oregon.

Gonzaga has won 9 of their last 10 games played on a Saturday.

Memphis has lost three consecutive Round of 32 games.

Memphis is 2-6 vs. #1 seeds.

Memphis is 0-4 vs. AP #1 ranked teams.












Friday, March 18, 2022

Round of 64 Tidbits - Friday Evening

Duke wins a tournament game for the first time since 2019 when they defeated Virginia Tech 75-73 in the Sweet Sixteen.

Duke's win over Cal State-Fullerton is their first win over a Big West team since they defeated UNLV 79-77 in the 1991 Final Four.

Cal State-Fullerton is 0-3 in the Round of 64.

Illinois is in the Round of 32 for the 2nd consecutive tournament and have won their last 4 Round of 64 games.

Illinois is 6-0 vs. #13 seeds.

Illinois is 1-1 vs. Chattanooga.  They lost to Chattanooga 75-63 in the 1997 Round of 32.

Chattanooga is 1-3 vs. the Big Ten in the tournament.

Chattanooga is 0-3 in 1-point games in the tournament.

Arizona wins a tournament game for the first time since 2017 when they defeated Saint Mary's 69-60 in the Round of 32.

Arizona is 3-0 vs. the Horizon League.

Iowa State wins a tournament game for the first time since 2017 when they defeated Nevada 84-73 in the Round of 64.  Iowa State has won their last 3 Round of 64 games as a double-digit seed.

T.J. Otzelberger is the 8th coach to win a tournament game for Iowa State.  Only UCLA (10), Western Kentucky (10) and Ohio State (9) have more coaches that have won a tournament game.

The Big Twelve is 5-2 vs. the SEC in the Round of 64.

Louisiana State's loss is their first vs. a Big Twelve team.  They were previously 3-0.

Louisiana State is 0-3 vs. #11 Seeds.

Michigan State wins a tournament game for the first time since 2019 when they defeated Duke 68-67 in the Round of 32.

Michigan State has won their last 4 Round of 64 games.

Michigan State is 4-0 vs. the A-10 in the tournament.

Michigan State is 7-1 vs. #10 seeds.  The 7 wins is the most of any team all-time.

Davidson is 1-10 in the Round of 64.

Davidson has lost 6 consecutive tournament games after advancing to the Elite Eight in 2008.

Davidson is 1-5 vs. the Big Ten in the tournament.

Houston is in the Round of 32 for the 4th consecutive tournament.

Houston's win is the first by an AAC team vs. the C-USA in tournament history.

UAB is 0-3 as a #12 seed.

Texas Christian wins a tournament game for the first time since 1987 when they defeated Marshall 76-60 in the Round of 64.

Texas Christian's 27-point victory over Seton Hall (69-42) is the largest margin of victory for Texas Christian in 6 tournament wins.  Their previous high was 17 vs. New Mexico State in the 1952 Regional Third Place Game.

Seton Hall's 42 points is the fewest that Texas Christian has allowed in 14 tournament games.  Their previous low was 44 vs. New Mexico State in the 1952 Regional Third Place Game.

Seton Hall is 0-3 vs. the Big Twelve in the tournament.

Seton Hall loses to a #9 seed for the first time.  They were previously 3-0 vs. #9 seeds.

Seton Hall's 42 points is the fewest that they have scored in 30 tournament games.  Their previous low was 52 vs. Gonzaga in the 2016 Round of 64.

The Big Twelve is 8-4 vs. the Big East in Round of 64 games.

Wisconsin is in the Round of 32 for the 2nd consecutive tournament.

Wisconsin is 3-0 vs. the Patriot League in the tournament.

Wisconsin is 6-1 when playing in the state of Wisconsin in the tournaent.

Colgate is 0-5 in the NCAA Tournament.







Round of 64 Tidbits - Friday Afternoon

Ohio State wins in the tournament for the first time since 2019 when they defeated Iowa State 62-59 in the Round of 64.

Ohio State's win is their first against the Missouri Valley.  They were previously 3-0 vs. the MVC. 

Ohio State is 5-0 when playing in Pennsylvania in the tournament.  Only Duke has a better record (8-0) playing in Pennsylvania.

Ohio State is a tournament-best 7-0 on March 18.

Loyola Chicago's 41 points is the fewest that Ohio State has allowed in 91 tournament games.  Their previous low was 42 against Tennessee Tech in the 1963 Round of 32.

Loyola Chicago loses in the Round of 64 for the first time.  They were previously 3-0 in the Round of 64.

Loyola Chicago's 41 points is the fewest they have scored in 22 tournament games.  Their previous low was 53 vs. Georgetown in the 1985 Sweet Sixteen.

Auburn has won in the Round of 64 in their last 10 tournament appearances.  They are 10-1 in the Round of 64.

Auburn wins a tournament game for the first time since 2019 when they defeated Kentucky 77-71 in the Elite Eight in overtime.

Texas Tech is in the Round of 32 for the 4th consecutive tournament.

Texas Tech's 97 points is the most they have scored in 37 tournament games.  Their previous high was 92 vs. North Carolina in the 1996 Round of 32.

Texas Tech's 35-point win over Montana State (97-32) is their largest margin of victory in 18 tournament wins.  Their previous high was 20 vs. Buffalo in a 78-58 win in the 2019 Round of 32.

With Texas Tech's win over Montana State, the Big Twelve is 5-0 vs. the Big Sky.  The 5-0 record is tied for the best by the Big Twelve vs. any conference in the tournament.  They are also 5-0 vs. the Ohio Valley and America East.

Montana State is now 0-4 in the NCAA Tournament.

Purdue wins a tournament game for the first time since 2019 when they defeated Tennessee 99-94 in the Sweet Sixteen in overtime.

Yales' 56 points is the fewest they have scored in 8 tournament games.  Their previous low was 64 vs. Duke in the 2016 Round of 32.

Villanova is in the Round of 32 for the 8th consecutive tournament.  They are 22-6 in the Round of 64.

Villanova's win over Delaware was their first against the Colonial in the tournament.  They were previously 0-2.

Delaware is now 0-6 in the NCAA Tournament.

Miami, Florida wins a tournament game for the first time since 2016 when they defeated Wichita State 65-57 in the Round of 32.

Miami, Florida's win over Southern Cal is their first tournament win by 3 or fewer points in school history.  They were previously 0-3 in games decided by one possession.

Southern Cal has had 1/3 of their tournament games decided by one possession.  Of schools with at least 30 tournament games, here are the highest percentage decided by one possession:

  • Virginia Commonwealth (11/30) 37%
  • Washington (13/37) 35%
  • Butler (14/40) 35%
  • Western Kentucky (15/43) 35%
  • Boston College (14/41) 34%
  • Southern California (13/39) 33%
  • Tennessee (14/47) 30%
  • Creighton (11/38) 29%
  • North Carolina State (18/63) 29%
  • Dayton (11/39) 28%
  • Iowa State (11/39) 28%
Notre Dame is in the Round of 32 for the first time since 2017.

Notre Dame is 40-40 in the NCAA Tournament all-time.  It is the first time that they have been at least .500 all-time in the tournament since they were 24-24 in 1987.

With the win, Mike Brey ties Digger Phelps for the most tournament wins in Notre Dame history with 15.

Alabama is tied with Oregon State for a tournament-worst 0-4 vs. teams from the state of Indiana.

Alabama is a tournament-worst 0-3 as a #6 seed and tournament-worst 0-5 vs. #11 seeds.

Texas wins a game in the tournament for the first time since 2014 when they defeated Arizona State 87-85 in the Round of 64.  The win snaps a 5-game tournament losing streak for Texas.

Virginia Tech loses in the Round of 64 for the 4th time in the last 5 tournaments.







Thursday, March 17, 2022

Round of 64 Tidbits - Thursday Evening

New Mexico State wins a tournament game for the first time since 1993 when they defeated Nebraska 93-79 in the Round of 64.  The win snaps a 12-game tournament losing streak for New Mexico State.

New Mexico State's win is the first for the WAC since Nevada defeated Creighton 77-71 in the 2007 Round of 64.  The win snaps a 15-game tournament losing streak for the WAC

Connecticut loses in the Round of 64 in consecutive years for the first time in school history.

Saint Mary's wins a tournament game for the first time since 2017 when they defeated VCU 85-77 in the 2017 Round of 64

Indiana's 53 points is the fewest that Saint Mary's has allowed in 16 tournament games.  Their previous low allowed was 54 vs. Middle Tennessee State in the 2013 First Four and Memphis in the 2013 Round of 64.

Saint Mary's 29-point win (82-53) over Indiana is their largest margin of victory in 6 tournament wins.  Their previous high was 13 vs. Middle Tennessee State in the 2013 First Four.

Indiana's 29-point loss is their largest margin of defeat in 35 tournament losses.  Their previous high was 25 vs. St. John's in the 1999 Round of 32.

St. Peter's wins their first ever tournament game (in their 4th game).

Kentucky loses in the Round of 64 for the first time since 2008 when they lost to Marquette 74-66.

Kentucky becomes the 10th #2 Seed to lose to a #15 Seed in the tournament.
  • Syracuse (1991)
  • Arizona (1993)
  • South Carolina (1997)
  • Iowa State (2001)
  • Missouri (2012)
  • Duke (2012)
  • Georgetown (2013)
  • Michigan State (2016)
  • Ohio State (2021)
  • Kentucky (2022)
The last time that Kentucky had lost to a double-digit seed was to #11 Louisiana State 59-57 in the 1986 Elite Eight.

Kentucky is 4-7 in overtime games in the tournament.

Creighton is in the Round of 32 for the 2nd consecutive tournament.

Creighton is 2-1 in overtime games in the tournament.

San Diego State is 0-5 in the Midwest Regional.  They are tied with Alabama for the 2nd worst record in the Midwest behind Iona at 0-6.

Mountain West ends up 0-4 in the tournament and has lost 9 consecutive tournament games.

San Diego State is 2-1 in overtime games in the tournament.

Arkansas is in the Round of 32 for the 2nd consecutive tournament.

Vermont is 0-5 on Thursdays in the tournament.

Vermont's 71 points are tied for the most they have scored in 10 tournament games.  The also scored 71 vs. Lamar in the 2012 First Four.

UCLA is in the Round of 32 for the 2nd consecutive tournament.

UCLA is 4-0 vs. the Mid American Conference in the tournament.

UCLA has won 12 consecutive tournament games in the state of Oregon.

Akron is 0-5 all-time in the tournament.

UCLA's 57 points is the fewest that Akron has allowed in 5 tournament games.  Their previous low allowed was 69 vs. Notre Dame in the 2011 Round of 64.

Murray State wins a tournament game for the first time since 2019 when they defeated Marquette 83-64 in the Round of 64.

Matt McMahon becomes the first Murray State coach to win multiple tournament games.  He also won a tournament game in 2019.

Murray State is 1-1 in overtime games in the tournament.

Murray State's 92 points is their most in 22 tournament games.  Their previous high was 91 vs. Loyola Chicago in the 1964 Round of 32.

San Francisco is 0-4 in the Round of 64.

San Francisco played in their first overtime game in tournament history (36 tournament games)

Kansas is in the Round of 32 for the 15th consecutive tournament

Round of 64 Tidbits - Thursday Afternoon

Gonzaga advances to the Round of 32 for the 13th consecutive tournament.  They are 20-4 in the Round of 64.

Gonzaga is 2-0 vs. the Sun Belt in the tournament with the win over Georgia State.  They also defeated Western Kentucky 83-81 in the 2009 Round of 32.

Gonzaga is 3-0 playing in the state of Oregon in the tournament.

Georgia State loses on a Thursday in the tournament for the first time.  They were previously 2-0.

Georgia State's loss marks the 5th consecutive tournament that a Sun Belt team has failed to win a tournament game.

Memphis wins a tournament game for the first time since 2014 when they defeated George Washington 71-66 in the Round of 64.

Memphis is tournament-best 7-0 on March 17.

Boise State is 0-8 in the tournament which is tied with Eastern Kentucky for the worst all-time.

Boise State's 53 points is the fewest they have scored in 8 tournament games.  Their previous low was 55 vs. Dayton in the 2015 First Four.

Michigan advances to the Round of 32 for the 6th consecutive tournament.  They are 19-4 in the Round of 64.

Michigan is 8-2 playing in the state of Indiana in the tournament.  Both of their losses were in the Elite Eight (2014, 2021)

Colorado State is a tournament-worst 0-3 when ranked in the AP Poll.

With Boise State and Colorado State's losses, the Mountain West has lost 8 consecutive tournament games dating back to 2018.

Tennessee wins a tournament game for the first time since 2019 when they defeated Iowa 83-77 in OT in the Round of 32.

Tennessee is 2-0 vs. the Big South in the tournament with the win over Longwood.  They also defeated Winthrop 63-61 in the 2006 Round of 64.

Richmond wins a tournament game for the first time since 2011 when they defeated Morehead State 65-48 in the 2011 Round of 32.

Richmond wins as a double-digit seed in Round of 64 for a record 6th time in tournament history.

Richmond has won 5 games as a #12 seed all-time which is also a tournament record.

Iowa's loss is their first tournament loss vs. the Atlantic Ten.  They were previously 3-0.

Providence wins a tournament game for the first time since 2016 when they defeated USC 70-69 in the Round of 64.

With South Dakota State's loss, it is the first time since 2018 that a Summit League team failed to win a tournament game.  South Dakota State is 0-6 all-time in the tournament.

North Carolina wins a tournament game for the first time since 2019 when they defeated Washington 81-59 in the Round of 32.

North Carolina's 95-63 win over Marquette is the largest margin of victory by a #8 seed over a #9 seed in NCAA Tournament history.  The previous high was Michigan defeating Tennessee 75-45 in 2011.

North Carolina is 2-1 vs. Marquette in the tournament.  They lost to Marquette 67-59 in the 1977 National Championship Game and defeated Marquette 81-63 in the 2011 Sweet Sixteen.

North Carolina has won 8 of their last 9 tournament games against the Big East.  Their only loss in that span was to Villanova in the 2016 National Championship Game.

Baylor is in the Round of 32 for the 3rd consecutive tournament.

Baylor is now 7-0 as a #1 seed.

Baylor's 85-49 win is their largest margin of victory (36 points) in 35 tournament games.  Their previous high was 30 points in a 85-55 win over Creighton in the 2014 Round of 32.

Norfolk State had won a tournament game in their first two tournament appearances.  Their loss to Baylor marks the first time they did not win a tournament game.


Wednesday, March 16, 2022

First Four Tidbits - Wednesday

Wright State is the first Horizon League team to play in an Opening Round game since Xavier in 1983.

Wright State's win is their first ever tournament win in four tournament appearance.

Wright State's 93 points is their most in 4 tournament games.  Their previous high was 58 vs. Pittsburgh in the 2007 Round of 64.

Wright State's win is the first by a Horizon League team since Butler defeated VCU 70-62 in the 2011 Final Four.

With the loss by Bryant, Northeast Conference teams are 6-7 in Opening Round/First Four games.  

Notre Dame's #11 seed is their lowest ever in the tournament.  They have been every seed from #1 to #11.

This was Rutgers' first ever tournament overtime game.

Notre Dame wins their first tournament game since 2017 when they defeated Princeton 60-58 in the Round of 64

Notre Dame is 6-6 vs. the Big Ten in the tournament including 4 consecutive wins.

ACC teams are 4-1 in First Four games.

Notre Dame is 2-3 in overtime games in the tournament.  

Notre Dame's win is the 8th multiple-OT victory by the ACC all-time which is the most by any conference.

The Big Ten has lost 5 consecutive overtime games in the tournament.

Tuesday, March 15, 2022

First Four Tidbits - Tuesday

Texas Southern wins a First Four game for the 2nd consecutive year.  They are now 3-2 in Opening Round games (prior to Round of 64).  With the win, they become the first school to win 3 Opening Round games.

When Texas Southern has allowed fewer than 70 points in an NCAA Tournament game, they are 3-0.  When they have allowed 70 or more, they are 0-9.

With Texas Southern's win, it is the first time since 1984 that the SWAC has a tournament victory in consecutive years.

With Texas A&M-Corpus Christi losing, the Southland Conference has not won a game in consecutive tournaments since 1985.  Abilene Christian from the Southland defeated Texas last year.

Wyoming is playing in their 16th tournament.  This is only the 2nd time they have not been in the West regional.

Indiana's win over Wyoming is their first tournament win since 2016 when they defeated Kentucky 73-67 in the Round of 32.

Indiana is 2-0 on Tuesdays in the tournament.  They also defeated Louisiana State 80-67 in the 1953 National Semifinals on a Tuesday

Indiana is 3-0 in the tournament vs. the Mountain West Conference,

Indiana is 7-1 playing in the state of Ohio including 6 consecutive wins.



Sunday, March 13, 2022

NCAA Tournament Selection Tidbits

New Teams

  • Bryant
  • Longwood 

New Coaches

There are 18 coaches who are coaching in the tournament for the first time.  That is tied for the 3rd most.  There were also 18 new coaches last year.  There were 20 new coaches in 1997 and 19 in 1981.

  • Mark Adams, Texas Tech
  • Griff Aldrich, Longwood
  • Hubert Davis, North Carolina
  • Todd Golden, San Francisco
  • Jared Grasso, Bryant
  • Penny Hardaway, Memphis
  • Eric Henderson, South Dakota State
  • Shaheen Holloway, Saint Peter's
  • Martin Ingelsby, Delaware
  • Jeff Linder, Wyoming
  • Tommy Lloyd, Arizona
  • Steve Lutz, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
  • Niko Medved, Colorado State
  • Kevin Nickelberry, Louisiana State
  • Lamont Paris, Chattanooga
  • Danny Sprinkle, Montana State
  • Drew Valentine, Loyola Chicago
  • Mike Woodson, Indiana
First Year with new Team

There are 6 coaches who have coached in the tournament, but are making their first appearance with their current team.
  • Chris Beard, Texas (2016 - Arkansas-Little Rock; 2018-19, 2021 - Texas Tech)
  • John Groce, Akron (2010, 2012 - Ohio, 2013 - Illinois)
  • Andy Kennedy, UAB (2013, 2015 - Mississippi)
  • Rob Lanier, Georgia State (2002 - Siena)
  • T.J. Otzelberger, Iowa State (2017-18 - South Dakota State)
  • Shaka Smart, Marquette (2011-15 - VCU; 2016, 2018, 2021 - Texas)
Consecutive Appearances
  • Kansas 32
  • Michigan State 24
  • Gonzaga 23
  • North Carolina 11
  • Villanova 9
  • Purdue 7
  • Michigan 6
  • Virginia Tech 5
  • Houston 4
  • Ohio State 4
  • Tennessee 4
  • Texas Tech 4
Longest Droughts Broken
  • Montana State 1996
  • San Francisco 1998
  • Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 2007
  • Richmond 2011
  • Saint Peter's 2011
  • Akron 2013
  • Colorado State 2013
  • Delaware 2014
  • Memphis 2014
  • Boise State 2015
  • UAB 2015
  • Wyoming 2015
Streaks Snapped
  • Virginia 7
  • Iona 5
  • Florida 4
  • Florida State 4
  • Oklahoma 3
  • Syracuse 3
  • Abilene Christian 2
  • Liberty 2
  • Maryland 2
  • Oregon 2
  • Utah State 2
  • VCU 2
#1 Seeds History
  • Kansas - 15th #1 Seed (39-13, 4 Final Fours, Won 2008 National Championship)
  • Arizona - 7th #1 Seed (16-6, 1 Final Four)
  • Gonzaga - 5th #1 Seed (14-4, 2 Final Fours, Lost 2017 and 2021 National Championship Games)
  • Baylor - 2nd #1 Seed (6-0, 1 Final Four, Won 2021 National Championship)
Other Seeds - Teams achieving best seeds in school history
  • Texas Tech - #3 (4th Time - Also in 1996, 2018, & 2019)
  • Providence - #4 (1st Time - Previous High was #5 in 2004)
  • Saint Mary's - #5 (1st Time - Previous High was #7 in 2012 & 2017)
  • Colorado State - #6 (1st Time - Previous High was #8 in 2013)
  • Boise State - #8 (1st Time - Previous High was #11 in 2015)
  • Davidson - #10 (3rd Time - Also in 2008 & 2015)
  • Vermont - #13 (4th Time - Also in 2005, 2017 & 2019)
  • Longwood - #14 (First Appearance)
  • Colgate - #14 (2nd Time - Also in 2021)
  • Jacksonville State - #15 (2nd Time - Also in 2017)
  • Bryant - #16 (First Appearance)
Highest Number of Different Seeds

Iowa State is an #11 Seed for the first time.  The #11 Seed is the 12th different seed for Iowa State in school history.  They have been every seed from #2 through #13.  They are the 5th school to earn 12 different seeds:
  • Arkansas (#1 to #12)
  • Gonzaga (#1 to #4, #6 to #12, #14)
  • Iowa State (#2 to #13)
  • Oklahoma (#1 to #11, #13)
  • Xavier (#1 to #4, #6 to #7, #9 to #14)