NCAA Tournament Tidbits
The 2013 NCAA Basketball Tournament is finally here. Below are some quick facts and thoughts to consider when filling out your office bracket.
Overall #1 seed has won 5 of last 6 NCAA national championships.
In 2011 when #3 seed Connecticut won the title, it was the first time in history that no #1 or #2 seed made the Final Four.
Teams seeded #1 thru #3 have won 30 of the past 34 NCAA Championships:
#1 seed (19 times 56%)
#2 seed (6 times 18%)
#3 seed (5 times 15%)
#4 or worse (4 times 12%)
First Round Dominance:
#1 seeds are 88-0 (100%) SU versus #16 seeds.
#2 seeds are 82-6 (93%) SU versus #15 seeds, however two #15 seeds won last year.
#3 seeds are 78-10 (89%) SU versus #14 seeds
#4 seeds are 69-19 (78%) SU versus #13 seeds
Biggest pointspread upset in NCAA Tournament history occurred last year when #15 Norfolk State (+21.5) defeated #2 Missouri, 86-84.
Odds & Ends:
Georgetown has been eliminated four straight times by a double-digit seeded opponent in the NCAA Tournament. The Hoyas have lost to #10, #14, #11, and #10 seeds (2008-2012).
Oregon is a #12 seed, while UCLA is a #6 seed, despite Ducks being -1.5 favorite and winning the Pac-12 tournament versus the Bruins on a neutral court? A strange seeding which shows how the oddsmakers and the selection committee often have different opinions.
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