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SPORTS EXTRA / NCAA BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

Inside The Tournament

March 26, 2001

RECORDS BY CONFERENCE

Tournament records of conferences this year, and overall--using current school membership:

THIS YEAR

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Conference QF* W-L Pct. Pacific 10 5 12-4 .750 Atlantic Coast 6 9-4 .692 West Coast 1 2-1 .667 Big Ten 7 10-6 .625 Conference USA 2 3-2 .600 Atlantic 10 3 4-3 .571 Big East 5 5-5 .500 Big West 1 1-1 .500 Mid-American 1 1-1 .500 Mid-Eastern Ath. 1 1-1 .500 Midwestern Col. 1 1-1 .500 Southland 1 1-1 .500 Trans America Ath. 1 1-1 .500 Southeastern 6 5-6 ..455 Big 12 6 3-6 .333 Missouri Valley 2 1-2 .333 Western Athletic 2 1-2 .333 America East 1 0-1 .000 Big Sky 1 0-1 .000 Big South 1 0-1 .000 Colonial 1 0-1 .000 Ivy League 1 0-1 .000 Metro Atlantic 1 0-1 .000 Mid-Continent 1 0-1 .000 Mountain West 1 0-1 .000 Northeast 1 0-1 .000 Ohio Valley 1 0-1 .000 Patriot League 1 0-1 .000 Southern 1 0-1 .000 Southwestern Ath. 1 0-1 .000 Sun Belt 1 0-1 .000

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*QF--number of tournament qualifiers

OVERALL

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Conference NC* W-L Pct. Atlantic Coast 7 281-146 .668 Big Ten 10 265-159 .634 Pacific 10 15 188-124 .602 Southeastern 8 212-154 .597 Big East 3 268-236 .532 Conference USA 5 181-159 .532 Big 12 4 198-185 .517 West Coast 2 50-55 .476 Mountain West 3 90-102 .469 Atlantic 10 1 101-118 .461 Midwestern 1 18-21 .461 Missouri Valley 0 42-56 .429 Western Athletic 1 43-62 .410 Ivy 0 38-68 .358 Colonial 0 15-29 .341 Mid-Continent 0 4-8 .333 Patriot 1 15-31 .326 Sun Belt 0 28-64 .304 Big Sky 0 15-37 .288 Mid-American 0 23-64 .264 Trans America 0 5-14 .263 Southern 0 15-43 .259 Big West 0 13-38 .255 Metro Atlantic 0 10-30 .250 Southland 0 6-20 .231 Ohio Valley 0 6-31 .194 America East 0 6-26 .188 Southwestern 0 4-21 .160 Mid-Eastern 0 2-20 .100 Northeast 0 1-17 .056 Big South 0 0-8 .000

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*NC--national champions

SEEDS IN THE FINAL FOUR

Regional seeding of teams to reach Final Four since 1979 (tournament winner in bold):

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Year Seedings Teams 1979 1, 2, 2, 9 Indiana State, Michigan State, DePaul, Pennsylvania 1980 2, 5, 6, 8 Louisville, Iowa, Purdue, UCLA 1981 1, 1, 2, 3 Virginia, Louisiana State, North Carolina, Indiana 1982 1, 1, 3, 6 North Carolina, Georgetown, Louisville, Houston 1983 1, 1, 4, 6 Houston, Louisville, Georgia, North Carolina State 1984 1, 1, 2, 7 Kentucky, Georgetown, Houston, Virginia 1985 1, 1, 2, 8 St. John's, Georgetown, Memphis, Villanova 1986 1, 1, 2, 11 Duke, Kansas, Louisville, Louisiana State 1987 1, 1, 2, 6 Nevada Las Vegas, Indiana, Syracuse, Providence 1988 1, 1, 2, 6 Arizona, Oklahoma, Duke, Kansas 1989 1, 2, 3, 3 Illinois, Duke, Seton Hall, Michigan 1990 1, 3, 4, 4 Nevada Las Vegas, Duke, Georgia Tech, Arkansas 1991 1, 1, 2, 3 Nevada Las Vegas, North Carolina, Duke, Kansas 1992 1, 2, 4, 6 Duke, Indiana, Cincinnati, Michigan) 1993 1, 1, 1, 2 North Carolina, Kentucky, Michigan, Kansas 1994 1, 2, 2, 3 Arkansas, Arizona, Duke, Florida 1995 1, 2, 2, 4 UCLA, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma State 1996 1, 1, 4, 5 Kentucky, Massachusetts, Syracuse, Mississippi State 1997 1, 1, 1, 4 Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, Arizona 1998 1, 2, 3, 3 North Carolina, Kentucky, Stanford, Utah 1999 1, 1, 1, 4 Connecticut, Duke, Michigan St., Ohio State 2000 1, 5, 8, 8 Michigan State, Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin 2001 1, 3, 2, 1 Duke, Maryland, Arizona, Michigan State

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ROUND BY ROUND

Win-loss records of seeded teams in tournament since 1985. Records for 2001 (through the regional finals) are in bold-face type:

THE RPI FACTOR

The Ratings Percentage Index (RPI) of schools that made the 65-team field, grouped by rounds in which they last played. The RPI has been used by the NCAA since 1981 to supplement the selection of at-large teams and the seeding of all teams in the tournament:

FINAL FOUR

1. Duke

3. Michigan State

8. Arizona

22. Maryland

ROUND OF 8

2. Stanford

6. Illinois

21. USC

38. Temple

ROUND OF 16

7. Mississippi

10. Kentucky

11. UCLA

12. Kansas

24. Penn State

31. Cincinnati

42. Georgetown

75. Gonzaga

2ND ROUND

4. North Carolina

5. Boston College

17. Florida

18. Syracuse

20. Fresno State

25. Notre Dame

26. Iowa

29. Butler

32. Georgia State

36. St. Joseph's

47. Missouri

48. Charlotte

59. Utah State

81. Indiana State

93. Kent State

132. Hampton

1ST ROUND

9. Texas

13. Iowa State

14. Tennessee

15. Oklahoma

16. Indiana

19. Wisconsin

23. Creighton

27. Georgia

28. Providence

30. Wake Forest

33. Virginia

34. Ohio State

35. California

37. Brigham Young

39. Georgia Tech

41. Arkansas

1ST ROUND

44. Xavier

46. Hofstra

49. Oklahoma St.

55. Hawaii

76. W. Kentucky

82. CS Northridge

85. Holy Cross

86. George Mason

87. Southern Utah

110. Iona

115. Eastern Illinois

127. Princeton

133. Monmouth

150. Alabama State

169. Northwestern St.

177. NC Greensboro

PLAY-IN

188. Winthrop

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