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03-23-2009, 11:47 AM

There were 72 games played between Sweet 16 teams this season.

Who played the most? Syracuse (9).

Who won the most? Louisville (5)

Who didn't lose any? North Carolina (3-0) and Arizona (2-0).

Is there a Sweet 16 team that didn't beat another Sweet 16 team? Yes, Gonzaga (0-3).

(The following is the Sweet 16 teams' records this season vs. other Sweet 16 teams)

North Carolina: 3-0
Arizona: 2-0
Louisville: 5-1
Xavier: 2-1
Pittsburgh: 3-2
Connecticut: 4-3
Villanova: 3-3
Duke: 2-2
Michigan State: 2-2
Missouri: 2-2
Syracuse: 3-6
Kansas: 2-4
Memphis: 1-2
Oklahoma: 1-2
Purdue: 1-3
Gonzaga: 0-3

(Weird fact: Georgetown actually beat more Sweet 16 teams than everybody except Louisville and Connecticut. The Hoyas had wins over Memphis, Connecticut, Syracuse and Villanova, but they were still nowhere close to making the NCAA tournament, primarily because they lost 10 times to teams that did not make the Sweet 16 and six times to teams that did not make the NCAA tournament.)

03-23-2009, 12:37 PM
very interesting find, thanks. So close in 2 of those 3 games.

Zags are due, that's all!

03-23-2009, 12:41 PM
Zags are indeed due, BEAT UNC!

03-23-2009, 12:48 PM
When Saturday is here, I'll take our 1-3 over UNC's 3-1 in a heartbeat :D

There's only one game that matters now, and that's Friday.

03-23-2009, 12:50 PM
A sobering fact, indeed. Of those 3 losses 2 were winnable, but we need better play down the stretch and in the closing seconds. If we're going to beat UNC on Friday won't it come down to the last moments? I tend to think so.

03-23-2009, 01:34 PM
I am with you 007ZAG......1-3 is better than 3-1 in this case!! It all starts over!! Teams have a different state of mind come tourney time!!!;)