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Ohio State

Columbus, 34-2.
Nickname: Buckeyes.
Coach: Thad Matta.
Conference: Big Ten. Bid: Big Ten champion.
Region: East. Seed: No. 1.
Tournament Record: 47-25, 27 years.
Scoring: Team (77.6); Jared Sullinger 17.1; William Buford 14.6; Jon Diebler 12.6; Dave Lighty 12.1.
Rebounds: Team (34.5); Jared Sullinger 10.0; David Lighty 4.1; William Buford 4.0.
Assists/Turnovers: Team (16.1/10.2); Aaron Craft 4.9/2.2; David Lighty 3.3/1.6; William Buford 3.0/1.8; Jon Diebler 2.4/1.0.
3-pointers: Team (.424); Jon Diebler 110; William Buford 60; David Lighty 50.
Last ten games: 9-1.
Skinny: The Buckeyes advanced to the second weekend, winning their games by an average of 31.5 points. After falling behind 11-2, the Big Ten champions used their devastating inside-outside attack to post the most lopsided tournament victory in school history. Ohio State made 16 3s to advance in the NCAA tournament with a jaw-dropping 98-66 win over George Mason. Ohio State started the tournament with a 75-46 rout of Texas-San Antonio. The Buckeyes are 5-0 in NCAA tournament matchups with Kentucky.

Lexington, 27-8.
Nickname: Wildcats.
Coach: John Calipari.
Conference: Southeastern. Bid: SEC champion.
Region: East. Seed: No. 4.
Tournament Record: 105-46, 52 years.
Scoring: Team (75.8); Brandon Knight 17.4; Terrence Jones 16.1; Doron Lamb 12.6; Darius Miller 11.2.
Rebounds: Team (37.6); Josh Harrellson 8.8; Terrence Jones 8.7; Darius Miller 4.7; DeAndre Liggins 4.1.
Assists/Turnovers: Team (12.7/10.6); Brandon Knight 4.2/3.1; DeAndre Liggins 2.5/1.4.
3-pointers: Team (.396); Brandon Knight 78; Doron Lamb 61; Darius Miller 54; DeAndre Liggins 33.
Last 10 games: 9-1.
Skinny: Freshman Brandon Knight went 1-for-8 against Princeton, including a game-winning layup with 2 seconds remaining, to give the Wildcats a 59-57 win. He followed with a career-best 30 points against West Virginia to help the Wildcats back into the round of 16. John Calipari is trying to join Rick Pitino as only the second coach to lead three programs to the Final Four.

Milwaukee, 22-14.
Nickname: Golden Eagles.
Coach: Buzz Williams.
Conference: Big East. Bid: At large.
Region: East. Seed: No. 11.
Tournament Record: 36-29, 29 years.
Scoring: Team (75.5); Jimmy Butler 16.0; Darius Johnson-Odom 15.8; Jae Crowder 11.8; Dwight Buycks 9.1.
Rebounds: Team (35.8); Jae Crowder 6.8; Jimmy Butler 6.1.
Assists/Turnovers: Team (15.7/12.1); Dwight Buycks 3.5/2.3; Darius Johnson-Odom 2.4/2.0; Jimmy Butler 2.3/1.5.
3-pointers: Team (.356); Darius Johnson-Odom 71; Jae Crowder 41; Dwight Buycks 39.
Last 10 games: 7-3.
Skinny: The last of the 11 Big East teams to make the tournament, eliminated conference foe Syracuse, 66-62, to advance to the round of 16. The Golden Eagles are in the round of 16 for the first time since Dwyane Wade led them to the Final Four in 2003. Marquette won its opener 66-55 over Xavier. Marquette, known then as the Warriors, beat North Carolina to win the national championship in 1977.

North Carolina
Chapel Hill, 28-7.
Nickname: Tar Heels.
Coach: Roy Williams.
Conference: Atlantic Coast. Bid: At Large.
Region: East. Seed: No. 2.
Tournament Record: 104-39, 42 years.
Scoring: Team (77.7); Harrison Barnes 15.5; Tyler Zeller 15.2; John Henson 11.9.
Rebounds: Team (42.7); John Henson 10.1; Tyler Zeller 7.1; Harrison Barnes 5.7.
Assists/Turnovers: Team (15.6/13.5); Kendal Marshall 6.1/2.5; Dexter Strickland 2.2/1.5.
3-pointers: Team (.332); Harrison Barnes 62; Leslie McDonald 50.
Last 10 games: 9-1.
Skinny: Two years removed from a national championship, North Carolina won its 25th straight NCAA tournament game in its home state a year after being relegated to the NIT. The Tar Heels advanced into the second weekend for a record 24th time, beating Long Island U. 102-87 and Washington 86-83. UNC is a combined 4-1 in the Atlantic Coast Conference and NCAA tournaments, but have trailed by double figures in all but one of those games.


Indianapolis, 25-9.
Nickname: Bulldogs.
Coach: Brad Stevens.
Conference: Horizon League. Bid: Horizon champion.
Region: Southeast. Seed: No. 8.
Tournament Record: 15-10, 11 years.
Scoring: Team (72.4); Matt Howard 16.7; Shelvin Mack 15.6; Andrew Smith 8.9; Shawn Vanzant 8.1.
Rebounds: Team (34.9); Matt Howard 7.7; Andrew Smith 5.4; Shelvin Mack 4.4.
Assists/Turnovers: Team (12.5/11.1); Shelvin Mack 3.6/2.4; Ronald Nored 2.6/2.1.
3-pointers: Team (.361); Shelvin Mack 74; Matt Howard 48; Zach Hahn 42; Chase Stigall 36.
Last 10 games: 10-0.
Skinny: After beating Old Dominion on Matt Howard’s last-second tip-in, the Bulldogs upset top-seeded Pittsburgh in one of the wackiest finishes in tourney history. The Bulldogs are the third team in tourney history to knock off No. 1 seeds in consecutive years before reaching the Final Four. They joined UCLA (2006 and 2007) and Duke (1988, 1989 and 1990). Butler is the second team in tourney history to play four consecutive games decided by one or two points. The lone loss in that span came when Gordon Hayward’s half-court shot bounced off the rim in last year’s title game.

Madison, 25-8.
Nickname: Badgers.
Coach: Bo Ryan.
Conference: Big Ten. Bid: At large.
Region: Southeast. Seed: No. 4.
Tournament Record: 23-15, 17 years.
Scoring: Team (68.4); Jon Leuer 18.7; Jordan Taylor 18.0; Keaton Nankivil 9.7.
Rebounds: Team (32.0); Jon Leuer 7.3; Keaton Nankivil 4.3; Jordan Taylor 4.1.
Assists/Turnovers: Team (13.1/7.5); Jordan Taylor 4.8/1.2; Josh Gasser 2.2/0.9.
3-pointers: Team (.379); Jordan Taylor 72; Keaton Nankivil 57; Jon Leuer 53.
Last 10 games: 7-3.
Skinny: Wisconsin advanced to the round of 16 for the first time since 2008 by beating Belmont 72-58 and Kansas State 70-65. The Badgers are on pace to set an NCAA record with 7.46 turnovers per game and are led by Jordan Taylor, whose 4.03 assist-to-turnover ratio was best in the nation. Wisconsin is also the best free throw shooting team in the country, close to another setting another NCAA mark (Harvard, 82.2 percent in 1984) at 82.3 percent.

Provo, Utah, 32-4.
Nickname: Cougars.
Coach: Dave Rose.
Conference: Mountain West. Bid: At large.
Region: Southeast. Seed: No. 3.
Tournament Record: 14-28, 26 years.
Scoring: Team (81.6); Jimmer Fredette 28.8; Jackson Emery 12.6; Brandon Davies 11.1 (dismissed); Noah Hartsock 8.6.
Rebounds: Team (38.4); Brandon Davies 6.2 (dismissed); Noah Hartsock 5.9; Charles Abouo 4.9; Kyle Collinsworth 4.8.
Assists/Turnovers: Team (14.6/10.9); Jimmer Fredette 4.3/3.5; Jackson Emery 2.6/0.9; Kyle Collinsworth 2.1/1.5.
3-pointers: Team (.365); Jimmer Fredette 121; Jackson Emery 89.
Last 10 games: 8-2.
Skinny: Jimmer Fredette, the nation’s leading scorer, lived up to the hype scoring 32 against Wofford and going for 34 points in an 89-67 victory over Gonzaga. BYU is making its deepest trip in the NCAA tournament since 1981, the year Danny Ainge went coast to coast against Notre Dame for a last-second game-winner. The Cougars will join Gonzaga in the West Coast Conference starting next season.

Gainesville, 28-7.
Nickname: Gators.
Coach: Billy Donovan.
Conference: Southeastern. Bid: At large.
Region: Southeast. Seed: No. 2.
Tournament Record: 31-13, 16 years.
Scoring: Team (71.8); Erving Walker 14.7; Kenny Boynton 14.0; Chandler Parsons 11.4; Vernon Macklin 11.3.
Rebounds: Team (37.3); Chandler Parsons 7.7; Alex Tyus 5.7; Vernon Macklin 5.4.
Assists/Turnovers: Team (13.9/12.3); Chandler Parsons 3.7/2.2; Erving Walker 3.3/2.3; Kenny Boynton 2.6/1.4.
3-pointers: Team (.357); Kenny Boynton 75; Erving Walker 75; Chandler Parsons 39.
Last 10 games: 8-2.
Skinny: Erving Walker, generously listed at 5 feet, 8 inches, scored 21 points and hit several clutch shots down the stretch as the Gators beat UCLA 73-65 to advance to the Sweet 16. Florida, which beat UC Santa Barbara 79-51 in the second round, knocked UCLA out of the NCAA tournament for the third time in the last six years. Guard Kenny Boynton sprained his left ankle after landings awkwardly on UCLA center Josh Smith’s foot. Boynton, who finished with 12 points and five assists, sat out down the stretch against the Bruins.


Lawrence, 34-2.
Nickname: Jayhawks.
Coach: Bill Self.
Conference: Big 12. Bid: Big 12 champion.
Region: Southwest. Seed: No. 1.
Tournament Record: 87-38, 40 years.
Scoring: Team (81.8); Marcus Morris 17.3; Markieff Morris 13.9; Tyrel Reed 9.8; Tyshawn Taylor 9.3.
Rebounds: Team (38.6); Markieff Morris 8.3; Marcus Morris 7.4; Thomas Robinson 6.4.
Assists/Turnovers: Team (17.9/13.4); Tyshawn Taylor 4.5/2.7; Brady Morningstar 3.3/1.2; Josh Shelby 2.3/2.2.
3-pointers: Team (.388); Tyrel Reed 69; Brady Morningstar 39; Josh Shelby 31.
Last 10 games: 10-0.
Skinny: Kansas avoided an opening-weekend exit from the NCAA tournament for the second straight year. The Jayhawks beat Boston U. 72-53 to start the tournament and twin brothers Marcus and Markieff Morris combined for 41 points and 24 rebounds, powering Kansas past Illinois 73-59. Kansas, 26-8 as a No. 1 seed, has advanced to the round of 16 for the 27th time in school history. Kansas is 18-1 (9-1 road; 9-0 neutral sites) away from Allen Fieldhouse.

Richmond, Va., 29-7.
Nickname: Spiders.
Coach: Chris Mooney.
Conference: Atlantic 10. Bid: Atlantic 10 champion.
Region: Southwest. Seed: No. 12.
Tournament Record:
8-8, 9 years.
Scoring: Team (70.0); Justin Harper 17.8; Kevin Anderson 16.7; Dan Geriot 9.7.
Team (33.0); Justin Harper 6.9; Kevin Smith 4.2; Darrius Garrett 4.1.
Assists/Turnovers: Team (15.0/10.7); Kevin Smith 3.5/1.2; Kevin Anderson 3.3/2.0; Dan Geriot 2.8/1.7.
3-pointers: Team (.400); Justin Harper 75; Kevin Anderson 71; Darien Brothers 50; Dan Geriot 33.
Last 10 games: 9-1.
Skinny: Richmond eliminated fifth-seeded Vanderbilt, 69-66, in their opener and defeated No. 13 seed Morehead State 65-48 to advance to the round of 16 for the first time since 1988. It was the ninth meeting between No. 12 and 13 seeds in tournament history. The Spiders became the only school to win games as a No. 12, 13, 14 and 15 seed. The Spiders have won nine straight since a loss to Temple on Feb. 17. They have not won this many in a row since the 1990-91 season.

Virginia Commonwealth
Richmond, 25-11.
Nickname: Rams.
Coach: Shaka Smart.
Conference: Colonial Athletic Association. Bid: At large.
Southwest. Seed: No. 11.
Tournament Record: 7-9, 10 years.
Scoring: Team (71.9); Jamie Skeen 15.2; Bradford Burgess 14.1; Brandon Rozzell 11.6; Joey Rodriguez 10.7.
Team (32.3); Jamie Skeen 7.3; Bradford Burgess 6.4.
Assists/Turnovers: Team (14.4/11.1); Joey Rodriguez 5.0/2.2; Darrius Theus 2.1/1.3; Ed Nixon 2.0/1.5.
3-pointers: Team (.364); Brandon Rozzell 71; Joey Rodriguez 65; Bradford Burgess 60.
Last 10 games: 6-4.
Skinny: The Rams, one of the last at-large teams selected for the field, advanced to the round of 16 for the first time in school history. VCU ousted Southern Cal, Georgetown and Purdue with double-digit victories over five days. VCU beat the Trojans 59-46, the Hoyas 74-56 and the third-seeded Boilermakers 94-76 to earn a trip to the regional semifinals. VCU had 26 assists and just four turnovers against Purdue. Coach Shaka Smart has compiled a 52-20 record in two years at VCU.

Florida State
Tallahassee, 23-10.
Nickname: Seminoles.
Coach: Leonard Hamilton.
Conference: Atlantic Coast. Bid: At large.
Region: Southwest. Seed: No. 10.
Tournament Record: 14-12, 13 years.
Scoring: Team (69.0); Chris Singleton 13.0; Derwin Kitchen 10.0; Michael Snaer 8.7; Bernard James 8.6.
Rebounds: Team (38.9); Chris Singleton 6.7; Bernard James 5.8; Derwin Kitchen 5.6.
Assists/Turnovers: Team (12.6/15.9); Derwin Kitchen 3.6/2.0; Luke Loucks 2.3/1.5; Michael Snaer 2.2/2.5.
3-pointers: Team (.333); Deividis Dulkys 53; Michael Snaer 40; Chris Singleton 34.
Last 10 games: 7-3.
Skinny: The Seminoles lead the nation in field goal defense (36 percent) and they allow only 62 points a game, including not letting either opponent reach 60 in the NCAA tournament wins. FSU beat Texas A&M 57-50 and posted a 71-57 upset of second-seeded Notre Dame to reach the regional semifinals for the first time since 1993. Florida State gave the ACC three teams in the round of 16, most of any league. The game against VCU will be the first 10 vs. 11 matchup in NCAA tournament history.

Durham, N.C., 32-4.
Blue Devils.
Coach: Mike Krzyzewski.
Conference: Atlantic Coast. Bid: ACC champion.
Region: West. Seed: No. 1.
Tournament Record: 96-30, 35 years.
Scoring: Team (81.0); Nolan Smith 21.0; Kyle Singler 16.9; Kyrie Irving 16.4; Seth Curry 9.4.
Rebounds: Team (38.1); Mason Plumlee 8.4; Kyle Singler 6.8; Miles Plumlee 4.9; Nolan Smith 4.5.
Assists/Turnovers: Team (14.4/12.1); Nolan Smith 5.2/3.1; Kyrie Irving 4.4/2.6; Seth Curry 2.0/1.0.
3-pointers: Team (.374); Seth Curry 64; Andre Dawkins 63; Kyle Singler 60; Nolan Smith 57.
Last 10 games: 8-2.
Skinny: The Blue Devils gave coach Mike Krzyzewski his 900th career victory, a 73-71 win over Michigan. Nolan Smith scored 24 points and Kyle Singler added 13 for the Blue Devils, who never trailed in the second half and advanced to the round of 16 for the 12th time in 14 years. Krzyzewski improved to 900-283 in his 36th season and can catch his mentor and college coach for first on the career list this weekend. He would match Bob Knight with a victory in the regional final. Kyrie Irving returned after missing more than three months with an injured big toe on his right foot. He led the team in scoring in the opener against Hampton with 14 points and scored 11 points against Michigan.

Tucson, 29-7.
Nickname: Wildcats.
Coach: Sean Miller.
Conference: Pac-10. Bid: At Large.
Region: West. Seed: No. 5.
Tournament Record: 45-27, 29 years.
Scoring: Team (76.4); Derrick Williams 19.1; Lamont Jones 9.5; Kyle Fogg 8.1; Solomon Hill 8.0.
Rebounds: Team (34.4); Derrick Williams 8.2; Solomon Hill 4.6; Jesse Perry 4.3.
Assists/Turnovers: Team (14.7/12.7); Kyle Fogg 2.7/1.4; Lamont Jones 2.4/1.9; Kevin Parrom 2.1/1.1.
3-pointers: Team (.399); Kyle Fogg 47; Jamelle Horne 41; Jordin Mayes 38; Kevin Parrom 37; Derrick Williams 36.
Last 10 games: 7-3.
Skinny: Arizona sophomore and Pac-10 Player of the Year Derrick Williams has made two game-saving plays in the NCAA tournament. Williams had the saving block with 2 seconds remaining in Arizona’s opening 77-75 win over Memphis. In the third round, he completed a three-point play with 9.6 seconds remaining to lift the Wildcats to a 70-69 win over Texas. The Wildcats have met Duke once the NCAA tournament, in the 2001 title game, the third of Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski’s four championships.

Storrs, 28-9.
Nickname: Huskies.
Coach: Jim Calhoun.
Conference: Big East. Bid: Big East champion.
Region: West. Seed: No. 3.
Tournament Record: 48-28, 30 years.
Scoring: Team (73.5); Kemba Walker 23.6; Jeremy Lamb 10.5; Alex Oriakhi 9.8; Shabazz Napier 8.1.
Rebounds: Team (39.7); Alex Oriakhi 8.7; Kemba Walker 5.4; Roscoe Smith 5.1; Jeremy Lamb 4.4.
Assists/Turnovers: Team (13.2/11.5); Kemba Walker 4.5/2.2; Shabazz Napier 3.0/1.8.
3-pointers: Team (.334); Kemba Walker 69; Shabazz Napier 44; Jeremy Lamb 40.
Last 10 games: 8-2.
Skinny: UConn was the first Big East team to advance to the round of 16 by knocking off conference foe Cincinnati 69-58. Kemba Walker scored 33 points, including 16 over the final 10 minutes against the Bobcats. The game marked the first time in NCAA history two teams from the same conference had met this early in the tournament. The Huskies opened with an 81-52 win over Bucknell. Both of Connecticut’s national championships came from the West Regional.

San Diego State
San Diego, 34-2.
Nickname: Aztecs.
Coach: Steve Fisher.
Conference: Mountain West. Bid: MWC champion.
Region: West. Seed: No. 2.
Tournament Record: 2-6, 7 years.
Scoring: Team (72.0); Kawhi Leonard 15.6; Malcolm Thomas 11.4; D.J. Gay 11.0; Billy White 10.1
Rebounds: Team (37.8); Kawhi Leonard 10.6; Malcolm Thomas 8.1; Billy White 4.4.
Assists/Turnovers: Team (13.5/10.9); D.J. Gay 3.2/1.2; Kawhi Leonard 2.5/2.1; Malcolm Thomas 2.3/2.1.
3-pointers: Team (.350); D.J. Gay 69; James Rahon 52; Chase Tapley 40.
Last 10 games: 9-1.
Skinny: San Diego State advanced to the West regional semifinals with a 71-64 double-overtime victory against Temple. The Aztecs were held to a season-low 18 second-half points by the Owls. SDSU beat Northern Colorado for its first NCAA tournament win in seven tries. The Aztecs had their best regular season in 90 years as a program, set a school record for wins and avenged its only two losses by rolling over BYU in the Mountain West Conference tournament.