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.




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