Parcel’s Post: Gales of Trivia

In honor of March Madness, I wanted to toss out some fun trivia fact on the tournament!

  1. In 2006 no # 1 seeds made the Final Four.
  2. In 1970 Austin Carr, a Notre Dame player,set a tournament game record by sinking 61 points in a first round.
  3. Texas Western was the first team with an all-black starting lineup to win the national championship in the 1966 tournament.
  4. The only year all four #1 seeds made it to the Final Four has been 2008.
  5. Larry Brown, coach of the Kansas Jayhawks in 1988 and the Detroit Pistons in 2004, is the only coach to win both NCAA and NBA championships.
  6. UCLA holds the most championships and has won the national title 11 times. 
  7. The University of Oregon won the first NCAA tournament in 1939. 
  8. University of Michigan’s Glen Rice is known for most points scored in a single tournament at 184. A feat accomplished in 1989.
  9. Odds of filling out a perfect bracket are 1 in 9.2 quadrillion. 
  10. The record for the highest-scoring game in NCAA tournament history at 264 points goes to Loyola Marymount vs. Michigan. In  1990, they had a final score of  149-115!

So until next time, enjoy watching the games, and who knows, you may even witness some of these records being broken.