The Sports Archives – Men’s Final Four Facts And Stats Of March Madness!

Uconn Huskies logo 2013The 2014  UConn (University of Connecticut) Huskies men’s and women’s college basketball teams have just claimed the National Title in their respective leagues. They are the only school in NCAA Division I basketball history-to-date, where both have taken the title in the same season. In fact, this is the second time they have swept the championship in the same season having accomplished it previously in 2004.  It’s amazing that UConn has achieved this twice while no other school has completed it once!

The lady Huskies have recorded an NCAA-record five undefeated championship seasons: 1995, 2002, 2009, 2010, and now 2014. They have won the National Championship a record nine times! The men’s team have won the title 4 times to-date since 1999 with only four other schools having won more, including Michael Jordan’s North Carolina.

Here is a rundown of facts and statistics of NCAA Final Four Men’s Basketball as of 2014:

Final Four Games

  • 34 – UCLA
  • 30 – North Carolina
  • 28 – Kentucky
  • 27 – Duke
  • 25 – Kansas
  • 18 – Ohio State
  • 16 – Louisville
  • 15 – Indiana
  • 14 – Michigan
  • 11 – Cincinnati, Michigan State

Final Four Wins

  • 26 – UCLA
  • 20 – Kentucky
  • 15 – Duke, North Carolina
  • 12 – Indiana, Kansas
  •   8 – Michigan, Ohio State, UConn
  •   7 – Cincinnati, Louisville
  •   5 – Georgetown, Michigan St, NC State, Oklahoma St (Oklahoma A&M), San Francisco

Final Four Winning Percentage

  • .888 (8-1)   – UConn
  • .833 (5-1)   – North Carolina St, San Francisco
  • .800 (12-3) – Indiana
  • .788 (26-7) – UCLA
  • .741 (20-7) – Kentucky
  • .750 (3-1)   – Holy Cross, La Salle
  • .714 (5-2)   – Florida
  • .667 (2-1)   – Maryland, Stanford, Villanova, Wisconsin

Most Appearances

  • 18 – North Carolina, UCLA
  • 17 – Kentucky
  • 15 – Duke
  • 14 – Kansas
  • 11 – Ohio State
  • 10 – Louisville
  •   8 – Indiana, Michigan State
  •   7 – Michigan
  •   6 – Arkansas, Cincinnati, Oklahoma St (Oklahoma A&M)

Most Championships

  • 11 – UCLA
  •   8 – Kentucky
  •   5 – Indiana, North Carolina
  •   4 – Duke, UConn
  •   3 – Kansas, Louisville
  •   2 – Cincinnati, Florida, Michigan St, NC St, Oklahoma A&M, San Francisco

 % Wins of #1 rank in the NCAA tournament vs. other ranks

% Wins of #1 rank in the NCAA tournament vs. other ranks

Other NCAA Division I Fun Facts and Statistics

  • A #1 seed team has never lost to a #16 seed team since the 64 team expansion
  • The 2014 championship game featured the lowest seed combination of #7 UConn vs #8 Kentucky
  • The 2012 tournament featured twin upsets of a #15 seed over a #2 seed
  • The 2008 tournament featured all four #1 seeds making it to the Final Four
  • A #1 seed did not make the Final Four in 1980, 2006 and 2011
  • UCLA Coach John Wooden has won a record 10 National Championships, next runner-up has 4
  • Coach Rick Pitino has officially taken 3 different teams to the Final Four
  • The largest margin of victory in a Championship game is 30 points when UCLA defeated Duke 103-73 in 1990
  • Seven Championship games went into overtime and in 1957, North Carolina beat Kansas 54-53 in triple overtime.
%Wins per rank in the NCAA final tournament till 2010

%Wins per rank in the NCAA final tournament till 2010

Image Credits:  Wikipedia Commons

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