Sunday, March 22, 2009

2009 NCAA Tournament---Three Point Shots

If the CBS affiliate in your area fails to show the game you desire, you can chose the game you want with nary a switch-a-roo at this site: http://mmod.ncaa.com/

This is especially important if your team is winning a blowout and CBS changes to a "closer game." Go Duke!

UNC has the second-highest scoring differential of all the tournament teams (+17.4 points per game). The last 20 NCAA champions in a row have had a scoring margin edge of more than 10 points.

Pittsburgh has the nation's # 2 RPI (second only to Duke by just .0007) and tied with Memphis for the most wins by more than 10 points all season, 24. Only 4 other teams had at least 20 wins by 11 points or more (Gonzaga with 20, Davidson and Missouri with 21 each, North Carolina with 22).

Oklahoma is one of just 4 teams not to lose any game this season by double digits (Butler, Memphis and North Carolina are the others).

The first building for the University of Pittsburgh (public) when it was founded in 1787 was originally a log cabin on the early frontier.

UCLA, founded in 1919, has more than 359,200 living alumni.

Back when it was known as Oklahoma A& M, Oklahoma State University (public, founded in 1890) had the first men's basketball team to win back-to-back national championships, in 1945 and 1946.

It takes four band members from Purdue University in Indiana (public, 1869) to lug the "world's largest drum," a 10-foot-tall, 4-foot-wide bass drum that's had the same frame since 1921

Almost half of the students enrolled at Brigham Young University (private, founded in 1875) ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class

Illinois has won the most Tournament games (38-28) among schools that haven't won a national title. Next on the list of championship wannabes are Oklahoma (32-25), Texas (32-29), Temple (31-26), Memphis (30-21) and Notre Dame (30-33).

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/18/sports/ncaabasketball/18upset.html?hp=&pagewanted=print

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