Let’s squeeze some some-more information into that conduct of yours and unequivocally make we all a some-more assured about your NCAA Tournament picks.
Which of march will be brutalized by Thursday night.
Still! People adore to have stats, trends and viewpoint when stuffing out their brackets. we totally get it. That’s given we adore putting together this post each year. Now, this information is guaranteed to assistance we finish nearby a tip of your pool, so it can’t harm (OK, it really can hurt).
For example, final year
Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
was a misfortune foul-shooting group in a domain and
Michigan State Spartans
was a best 3-point sharpened group in a field.
And afterwards Middle Tennessee definitely rubbed Michigan State. So who knows.
Here we go.
- Highest-scoring team:
(90.4 points per game).
- Lowest-scoring team:
(66.6 points per game).
- Fastest team: UCLA (72.8 security per game).
- Slowest team: Virginia (58.5 security per game).
- Best free-throw sharpened team:
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
- Worst free-throw sharpened team:
Seton Hall Pirates
- Best 3-point sharpened team:
Marquette Golden Eagles
- Worst 3-point sharpened team:
Texas Southern Tigers
Most fit offenses, practiced points scored per 100 possessions:
Oklahoma State Cowboys
- UCLA (122.7)
Most fit defenses, practiced points authorised per 100 possessions:
- Virginia (87.0)
South Carolina Gamecocks
If we wish a possibility to win, we need a top-40 per-possession invulnerability streamer into a tournament. Guard play is also pivotal. To wit:
Tourney teams w tip 40 KenPom D and DraftExpress projected NBA guard:
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- Best scorer: South Dakota State’s
- Best rebounder: Seton Hall’s
- Best support man: UCLA’s
79: This is a 79th NCAA Tournament. Thirty-five programs have won a inhabitant pretension dating to 1939, when
, a No. 3 seed in a Midwest in this year’s field, won a usually championship. That initial Final Four and inhabitant pretension game, coincidentally, was hosted by …
. The Wildcats, finally creation their Big Dance debut, are seeded eighth in a West.
1: The Gonzaga Bulldogs are a tip seeded group in a domain though a inhabitant title.
5/1: Duke’s odds, as a No. 2 seed, to win a inhabitant championship. The Blue Devils are a favorite. It is roughly unheard of that a second seed is Vegas’ tip choice ().
17.9: The commission of brackets during CBSSports.com that have Villanova winning it all, a many renouned pick.
North Carolina Tar Heels
’s chances, a tip of any team, of winning a inhabitant title. For perspective, final year’s
group group was slated during 29 percent during a start of a tournament. In 2015, then-undefeated
started a contest during 41 percent. This year is some-more many far-reaching open.
Duke Blue Devils
, notwithstanding being a favorite in Vegas, ranks eighth here.
Here are a 9 many expected teams to strech a Final Four. Notice that Virginia, a No. 5 seed, is in this cluster.
1: Only 3 times has a No. 1 altogether seed won a NCAA Tournament given a preference cabinet began ranking a No. 1s in 2004:
(2007), Kentucky (‘12) and
(‘13). Villanova is this year’s No. 1 altogether seed and usually a second given ‘04 to win a inhabitant championship and lapse a subsequent year atop a seed list.
15: Villanova has 15 wins opposite teams in a field, a many of any participating. Teams with no wins opposite 2017 contest teams: UC Davis, Kent State, New Mexico State, North Dakota.
O-fer: Infamously, no group has mislaid a initial discussion contest diversion and afterwards won a inhabitant title. This year, we should be questionable of Kansas, Louisville,
, among others.
16: We know who has a many wins and fewest waste (Gonzaga during 32-1). But a many losses?
South Dakota State Jackrabbits
(18-16), that suitably will play Gonzaga.
21: Vermont’s winning strain is a longest of any contest team. The final time a Catamounts mislaid was Dec. 21, to
is a No. 13 seed in a Midwest and faces Purdue on Thursday night.
-22.5: Gonzaga’s 22.5 line opposite South Dakota State is a biggest of a initial round. There are no pick-ems.
9: Coaches with top-four seeds to never have finished a Final Four:
- Mark Few (Gonzaga)
- Sean Miller (
- Steve Alford (UCLA)
- Scott Drew (Baylor)
- Chris Holtmann (Butler)
- Mike White (Florida)
- Matt Painter (Purdue)
- Dana Altman (Oregon)
- Leonard Hamilton (
Florida State Seminoles
58: Combined NCAA tourney wins from Tom Izzo, Mike Krzyzewski and John Calipari over a past 7 seasons. Izzo, Krzyzewski, Dean Smith and Lute Olson are a usually coaches to make 20 true NCAA Tournament appearances.
24.7: Average domain of feat for No. 1 seeds over No. 16s in a complicated tournament. No. 1 seeds are 128-0. I’m a member of a tiny club, a bar that.
2016: The final time all 4 No. 1 seeds reached a Elite Eight. Before that, it was 2009.
2008: Famously, a usually time all 4 No. 1s strech a Final Four. But given 2010, usually 8 of a 28 Final Four appearances have come from No. 1 seeds.
2008: Also a final time a Pac-12 group finished a Final Four (UCLA). Many trust that drought ends this year.
2007: You never wanna go all marker during a tip on Thursday and Friday. The final time we had an NCAA Tournament where a Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 seeds all won their first-round games was 2007. And in a stretched contest era, given 1985, it has usually happened 5 times.
52 vs. 48: No. 1 seeds have finished a Final Four 52 times. That’s some-more than a sum Final Four showings of Nos. 4-16 given seeding began (48).
No. 2: Only one time in a past 20 NCAA Tournaments have all 4 No. 2 seeds finished a Sweet 16. Simply incredible. And usually 4 times given 1985: ’89, ’95, ’96, ’09. So that No. 2 will we collect to remove in a initial or second round?
11: In a 31 tournaments given a domain stretched to 64 teams in 1985, a normal sum series of a Final Four seeds. Last deteriorate was 15: North Carolina (1), Villanova (2),
(10). What’s your total?
12: Every seed, from 1-11, has now finished a Final Four. The subsequent limit is removing a 12 there.
7: Though 7-10 games feel like 8-9 games, they’re not. The 10s have never swept a 7s with a difference of one year.
59.8-to-1: Per bracketodds.com’s calculator, those are a chances we’ll have 4 No. 1 seeds strech a Final Four. A common Final Four this year: Duke (2), Kansas (1), Arizona (2), UCLA (3). The contingency of that: 28.8.
9: The ACC’s 9 bids lead all conferences. This is a initial time a joining not named a Big East has sent some-more than 7 teams to a NCAA Tournament. The Big East and Big Ten sent 7 each this season.
11 of 19: In a past 19 years, 11 inhabitant champions won their discussion tournament.
, a No. 35 group in KenPom, is a highest-rated bar to not make a field. Last year, 34th-ranked Saint Mary’s owned that title.
33: Illinois State’s 33 RPI means it is a highest-rated group in that indeterminate metric to not be enclosed in this year’s tournament.
61: Marquette’s 61 RPI is a lowest of any at-large group in a field. For Syracuse fans, a Orange got left out during No. 84. Last year’s Syracuse group got in with a 72 RPI.
6: In a past 6 years, a No. 7 seed or reduce has burst a Elite Eight.
25: It has been 25 years given a sixth seed finished a Final Four. That season, it was Chris Webber and a Fab Five during
+.120: Texas Southern rates as a “luckiest” group in a field, per KenPom. In a past 15 NCAA Tournaments, a luckiest group in a domain mislaid a initial diversion 13 times.
has a many NCAA Tournament appearances (27) of anyone in a domain to not make a Final Four.
2,619: The stretch from a University of
Rhode Island Rams
to a Sacramento airport. The Rams have, by far, a longest opening outing of anyone in a tournament.
13: A No. 13 seed has beaten a No. 4 in 6 of a past 8 NCAA Tournaments. The many smart collect is East Tennessee State over Florida.
14: A No. 14 has beaten a No. 3 in 4 true NCAA Tournaments.
Florida Gulf Coast Eagles
over Florida State is a dissapoint du jour for 2017.
11: Iona is creation a 11th NCAA Tournament appearance, though has never won a game, a many impotent run of any team.
5: The series of teams creation their entrance in this NCAA Tournament: Northern Kentucky,
North Dakota Fighting Hawks
UC Davis Aggies
Jacksonville State Gamecocks
0 for 35: The Northeast Conference is still a usually joining that has never won a diversion in a initial round. Mount St. Mary’s is rarely doubtful to mangle a streak; a Mountaineers play No. 16
New Orleans Privateers
in a First Four, afterwards would have to face Villanova.
28: Most uninterrupted NCAA tourneys: Kansas (28), Duke (22), Michigan State (20), Gonzaga (19),
(19). KU manager Bill Self is coaching his 17th true NCAA Tournament as a No. 4 seed or better. Incredible.
24: Combined inhabitant titles in a South, all from a tip 3 seeds: UCLA (11), Kentucky (8) and North Carolina (5).
8: North Carolina has never not finished a Elite Eight as a No. 1 seed underneath Roy Williams.
8: Kansas is in a seventh uninterrupted NCAA Tournament with a No. 1 or No. 2 seed. No other group has ever finished this (John Wooden’s UCLA run was pre-seeding).
2.91: Average seasons of personification knowledge for
North Carolina Central Eagles
, a many of any group in a field, followed by New Orleans,
Iowa State Cyclones
and East Tennessee State. Kentucky, during .95 years of experience, is final according to KenPom. The 5 slightest gifted teams are Kentucky,
Southern California Trojans
, Arizona, Michigan State and
43: A No. 12 seed has won 43 first-round games given a domain stretched 1985. The 1988, 2000, ‘07 and ‘15 tournaments are a usually ones given a domain stretched in 1985 to not have a 12th seed win.
.840: Michigan State manager Tom Izzo’s win commission in a second turn and Elite Eight. He is 21-4 in those games (i.e., on two-day turnaround). If Michigan State beats Miami, it would afterwards expected face Kansas, that has usually finished a Final Four once in 6 tries as a No. 1 seed underneath Bill Self.
20-17: Since seeding a domain began, No. 1 seeds have some-more inhabitant titles (20) than a rest of a seeds sum (17).
10-15: Pick during slightest one double-digit seed to strech a Sweet 16, given it has happened all though dual years given ’85 (1995, 2007). And 15 times there have been during slightest 3 double-digit seeds who finished a Sweet 16.
7: Since 1980, there have been 7 reigning champions who’ve finished a Final Four a subsequent season. Villanova will try to be a eighth. Florida was a many recent, a Gators winning back-to-back in 2006-07.
6 for 6: Since a First Four was instituted in 2011, each year has seen during slightest one group — always one of a at-larges — win during slightest one diversion once it gets to a domain of 64. Who’s it gonna be this year:
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Kansas State Wildcats