Sunday, March 14, 2010

More March Madness - Random Trivia Answers

  • A1) Duke and North Carolina. The Blue Devils won finals over Kansas in 1991, Michigan in 1992, and Arizona in 2001 [Update: and over Butler in 2010], while the Tar Heels won finals over Michigan in 1993, Illinois in 2005, and Michigan State in 2009. Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, and Kentucky have each won twice.
  • A2) Duke. The Blue Devils lost finals to Louisville in 1986, UNLV in 1990, Arkansas in 1994, and Connecticut in 1999. Kansas, Michigan, and Syracuse have all finished second twice. Duke has reached the finals seven times [Update: eight times through 2010], well ahead of Kansas (4), Florida (3), Kentucky (3), Michigan (3), North Carolina (3), and Syracuse (3).
  • A3) Duke. Not surprisingly, the Blue Devils lead this category as well, with 10 appearances [Update: 11 through 2010].
  • A4) North Carolina. And the Tar Heels are second with 9. Kansas is third at 7.
  • A5) Nevada-Las Vegas. The UNLV Running Rebels ran the Duke Blue Devils off the court in 1990, amassing a record 103 points in a record thirty-point victory.
  • A6) Maryland. With a 64-52 victory over Indiana in 2002, the Terrapins undercut Villanova's 66-point effort in 1985 in the last tournament played without a shot clock. [Update: Duke undercut Maryland with a 61-59 win over Butler in 2010.]
  • A7) Oklahoma. The Sooners fell to the Kansas Jayhawks 83-79 in 1988, one year before Seton Hall and nine years before Kentucky matched their mark in OT losses.
  • A8) Michigan. The Wolverines could only muster 51 points in losing to Duke in 1992, one fewer point than Indiana in 2002.
  • A9) Villanova. The Wildcats were a lowly #8-seed when they upset the Georgetown Hoyas for the 1985 title.
  • A10) Kansas. The Jayhawks benefitted from a couple of upsets to get by three lower-seeded teams, #11 Xavier, #14 Murray State, and #7 Vanderbilt, before upsetting #4 Kansas State, #2 Duke, and #1 Oklahoma to capture the 1988 title.
  • A11) Michigan. The #6-seed Wolverines handled #11 Temple in the first round and #14 East Tennessee State in the second before upsetting #2 Oklahoma State, #1 Ohio State, and #4 Cincinnati to reach the 1992 final.
  • A12) Louisiana State University and George Mason. LSU was a #11-seed when they upset #6 Purdue, #3 Memphis State, #2 Georgia Tech, and #1 Kentucky to advance out of the Southeast region in 1986. The Patriots upended #6 Michigan State, #3 North Carolina, #7 Wichita State, and #1 Connecticut to claim the East Regional in 2006.

1 comment:

Trivia Why's Guy said...

With Duke's victory over Butler yesterday, the answers to questions 1 and 6 have changed.