Baylor joins Kansas, Houston and UCLA for the most wins this decade with 8. Gonzaga could tie them with a win today.
Baylor is 4-0 in the Round of 64 on Fridays.
Cal-Santa Barbara loses their 6th consecutive tournament game. They are 1-7 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.
Xavier wins their first tournament game since 2018.
Xavier has won their last 6 Round of 64 games and is 18-8 overall in the Round of 64.
Sean Miller wins his first tournament game for Xavier since 2009 and his 7th overall.
Xavier wins on St. Patrick's Day in the tournament for the first time ever. They are now 1-4 overall.
Kennesaw State loses their first ever tournament game.
This is the second time that Xavier was the opponent in a team's first tournament game. The other time was Troy in 2003.
Michigan State is 2-0 vs. USC in the tournament. They also defeated USC 74-69 in the 2009 Round of 32.
Michigan State has won 5 consecutive Round of 64 games. They are 24-7 overall in the Round of 64.
Michigan State is 8-1 vs. #10 seeds. The 8 wins is the most all-time.
USC is 0-3 vs. the Big Ten in the tournament.
Saint Mary's is 2-0 vs. VCU in the tournament. They also defeated VCU 85-77 in the 2017 Round of 64.
Saint Mary's is 3-0 vs. the Atlantic Ten in the tournament.
Saint Mary's is in the Round of 32 in back to back tournaments for the first time in school history.
VCU's 51 points is the fewest that points that Saint Mary's has allowed in 18 tournament games. Their previous low allowed was 53 vs. Indiana in the 2022 Round of 64.
VCU has lost 5 of their last 6 Round of 64 games. They are 9-9 overall in the Round of 64.
VCU has lost 4 consecutive tournament games and 7 of their last 8.
Marquette wins a tournament game for the first time since 2013. The win snaps a 4-game tournament losing streak.
Shaka Smart wins his first tournament game for Marquette (in 2 tries). He is the 9th Marquette coach to win a tournament game. Only UCLA and Western Kentucky have had more coaches win a game with 10. Ohio State also has had 9 coaches win a tournament game.
Vermont loses their 5th consecutive tournament game and are 2-9 overall.
Pittsburgh wins a Round of 64 game for the first time since 2014.
Iowa State is 1-7 vs. the ACC in the tournament.
Iowa State's 41 points is the fewest that Iowa State has scored and the fewest that Pittsburgh has allowed in the shot-clock era.
Creighton is in the Round of 32 for the 3rd consecutive tournament. It is the 2nd time in school history that they have been in the Round of 32 three consecutive years matching 2012-14.
Creighton's win is their first ever against an ACC team in the tournament. They are now 1-4.
North Carolina State has lost 4 of their last 5 Round of 64 games.
Connecticut wins their first tournament game since 2016.
Dan Hurley wins his first tournament game for Connecticut (in 3 tries). He is the 6th Connecticut coach to win a tournament game.
Connecticut wins their first tournament game as a member of the Big East Conference since they won the 2011 National Championship.
Connecticut is 11-8 in tournament games played in the state of New York. The 11 wins and 19 games are both the most all-time.
Iona has lost 15 consecutive tournament games and is 1-16 all-time in the the tournament.
Fairleigh Dickinson is the 2nd #16 seed to defeat a #1 seed all-time. They are the first #16 seed to win two games, winning the First Four game as well.
Fairleigh Dickinson's win is the first ever by a Northeast Conference team in the Round of 64. They were previously 0-33 in that Round. They were the only conference that had never won a game in the Round of 64 before today.
Counting First Four games, Fairleigh Dickinson now has 3 wins as a #16 seed which is tied with Texas Southern as the most all-time.
Fairleigh Dickinson has won 3 of their last 4 tournament games after starting 0-5.
Fairleigh Dickinson is 1-1 vs. Purdue in the tournament. Purdue defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 94-79 in the 1988 Round of 64.
Purdue has been upset by double digit seeds a record 9 times in the tournament including each of the last 3 tournaments (2021 - #13 North Texas, 2022 - #15 St. Peter's, 2023 - #16 Fairleigh Dickinson)
Purdue loses to a double-digit seed from the state of New Jersey for the 2nd consecutive year.
Purdue has been a #1 seed 4 times and never made it to the Final Four which is the most all-time tied with DePaul
Kentucky wins their first tournament game since 2019.
Providence is now 4-9 in the Round of 64. They have not won consecutive Round of 64 games in their history.
Providence is 0-5 when scoring less than 60 points in the tournament.
Gonzaga wins their 14th straight Round of 64 game. They are 21-4 in the Round of 64. They are in the Round of 32 for the 14th consecutive tournament.
Gonzaga joins Baylor, Kansas, Houston and UCLA for the most wins this decade with 8.
Grand Canyon is 0-2 in the NCAA Tournament
Miami is in the Round of 32 for the 2nd consecutive year for the 2nd time in school history matching 1999-2000.
Miami defeats a team from the state of Iowa for the 2nd consecutive tournament. They defeated Iowa State in the Sweet Sixteen last year.
Miami is 6-0 when allowing fewer than 60 points
Drake is 0-3 in Round of 64 games.
Florida Atlantic wins their first ever tournament game. They are 1-1 in the tournament.
Memphis's loss snaps a 3-game winning streak in the Round of 64.
Memphis was a tournament-best 7-0 on March 17 before their loss to Florida Atlantic. With the loss, Stanford now has the most wins without a loss on March 17 with 3.
Memphis loses a 1-point game in the tournament for the first time. They are now 3-1 in 1-point games. They were tied with Oklahoma and Loyola Chicago for most wins without a loss in 1-point games.
Kansas State wins their first tournament game since 2018.
Dusty May, Florida Atlantic's coach, becomes the 5th coach and Jerome Tang of Kansas State becomes the 6th coach in this year's tournament to win in their first ever tournament game joining Tobin Anderson (Fairleigh Dickinson), Micah Shrewsberry (Penn State), Jon Scheyer (Duke) and Bob Richey (Furman)
Jerome Tang is the 8th Kansas State coach to win a tournament game.
Montana State is 0-5 in the NCAA Tournament
TCU wins a Round of 64 game for the 2nd consecutive year. It is their first back-to-back appearances in the Round of 32 in school history.
The 72-70 win by TCU is the 12th occurrence of that score in tournament history which is tied for the 4th most common score.
Arizona State has lost their last 3 Round of 64 games after winning their first 5.
Arizona State is 0-3 vs. the Big Twelve in the tournament.
Arizona State is 0-7 vs. teams seeded #6 or better
Indiana is 2-1 vs. Kent State in the tournament. They also defeated Kent State in 2002 Elite Eight.
Indiana is in the Round of 32 for the first time since 2016.
Kent State loses their 5th consecutive conference tournament game and drops to 4-7 overall.
Kent State is 0-4 on St. Patrick's Day in the tournament.