Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|Which coach's actions led the NCAA to force teams to accept an NCAA bid or not play in the postseason?||Extreme NCAA Basketball
Al McGuire. McGuire declined an NCAA bid in 1970 in a dispute over Marquette's placement in a distant regional site. He took his team to the NIT and won it.
1985. The tournament has since added a play-in game to bring the total to 65.
James Naismith. Naismith coached Kansas in the early 20th century, but did not believe the game was to be coached, but only to be played. He was highly unsuccessful, but was succeeded by the more involved Allen.
38. The Bruins did not qualify for the tournament in 1966, but won every tournament game they played from 1964 to 1973. They were finally beaten in the semifinals in 1974 by N.C. State.
Patrick Ewing. Ewing averaged a mere 14.6 ppg for Georgetown in 1985.
|Which player was the first to gain some form of All-America honor (1st, 2nd, or 3rd team) 4 years in a row?||Extreme NCAA Basketball
Tom Gola. Gola was 3rd team in 1951, and first team in 1952-53-54. Freshmen were eligible in 1951 due to the Korean War.
|Who was the first NCAA tournament championship game participant to be the son of a former first-team All-American?||Extreme NCAA Basketball
Chris Collins. Walton did reach the title game, but Collins was first, in 1994. His father Doug was a star for Illnois State in 1973.
Marquette. Marquette's 1977 champions lost 7 games during the season, 6 at home!
|Which school appeared in 3 straight final fours in the 1980s (1979-80 through 88-89 seasons)?||Extreme NCAA Basketball
Houston. Houston went from 1982-84. UNC made it in 81, 82, and 84. Georgetown made it in 82, 84, and 85. UNLV made it in 1987.
44.2 ppg. When he cmpleted his college career, Maravich held the record for most total points scored with 3667 (despite playing only three years).
dunking. Dunking was outlawed in 1968, but reinstated in 1977.
Indiana. Indiana won in 1940, UCLA in 1964, North Carolina in 1957, and Kentucky in 1948.
|Which player from the following list led the nation in scoring and rebounding in the same year?||Extreme NCAA Basketball
Xavier McDaniel. McDaniel averaged 27.2 points and 14.8 boards in 1985 for Wichita State.
Rick Barry. He accomplished the feat with Univeristy of Miami, Florida (1961-65), the Oaklands Oaks (ABA 1968-69), and the Golden State Warriors (NBA 1972-78).
|Who was the first major-college player to score over 2,500 points while standing less than 6 feet tall?||Extreme NCAA Basketball
Calvin Murphy. Murphy, who starred for Niagara, stood just 5ft 9in but scored 2,548 points.
|What school was the first team to be a number 1 seed in the NCAA tournament three years in a row without winning a game?||Extreme NCAA Basketball
DePaul. Depaul was ranked first in the entire nation in 1980-81-82 when top seeds got a bye into the 2nd round, but lost to UCLA, St. Joe's, and Boston College.
Wayman Tisdale. Tisdale was a first-team All-American in 1983, 84, and 85. Freshmen were ineligible prior to 1973, except for certain wartime exceptions.
Dick McGuire. McGuire began the 1944 season for eventual NIT champ St. John's, but was drafted into the armed forces and stationed at Dartmouth in mid-season. He finished the season on the Dartmouth squad that lost to Utah in the NCAA final.
|Which team did UCLA not defeat in a title game during their amazing run of 10 titles in 12 years?||Extreme NCAA Basketball
Houston. UCLA and Houston were 1-2 in 1968, but played only in the regular season and national semi-finals. The Bruins beat UNC in 1968, UK in 1975, and Purdue in 1969.
Oregon Ducks, 1939. The Ducks won the first NCAA tournament championship by defeating Ohio State, 46-33. Other participants included Villanova, Oklahoma, Utah State, Texas, Wake Forest, and Brown.
Dan Dickau . He led the Zags to a 29-3 regular-season record his senior year. He was drafted late in the first round and then traded to the Atlanta Hawks.
Gonzaga Bulldogs . The Bulldogs fisrt appearance in the NCAA tourney was an 87-63 defeat by Maryland in the 1995 NCAA's. A three-year tourney drought was ended in style by the Zags, who advanced all the way to the Elite 8 as a 10th seed, before falling to Connecticut. A Sweet 16 run was ended by Michigan State in 2001. A selection commitee travesty gave the Zags a sixth seed in 2002 and a first round date with a dangerous Wyoming squad, which they lost 73-66. Most recently, they were involved in the most memorable game of the 2003 tourney, losing to Arizona, 96-95 in 2 overtimes. They are a member of the West Coast Conference.
Louisiana State University. He was consensus all-american as a freshman and sophomore, in 1989-90. He left college his sophomore year and was drafted by the Denver Nuggets.
|In the 1990 NCAA Tourney, #1 seed Michigan State was taken into overtime and almost became the first #1 to lose to a #16. Who took them into OT?||College Basketball Facts
Murray State. Murray State fell 75-71 in overtime. Michigan State proceeded to defeat UC-Santa Barbara before falling to Georgia Tech 81-80, also in OT.
Austin Carr. He scored 61 points for his Notre Dame Fighting Irish, against Ohio University in the 1st round of the 1970 NCAA tourney.
|In the 1988-89 season, what was unusual about the now-defunct North Atlantic Conference's tournament?||College Basketball Facts
Spectators banned due to measles outbreak.. The tourney, dubbed the MIT for Measles Invitational Tournament, was won by Siena, who went on to defeat Stanford as a 14 seed, before falling to Minnesota.
Mark Wade, UNLV. He set this record with 406 assists in a single season.
|What is considered by most college basketball analysts, as the first official college basketball polling system?||College Basketball Facts
Premo Power Poll. The poll was created by Patrick M. Premo, an accounting professor at St. Bonaventure.
1984-85. Villanova won the NCAA tournament with a 66-64 victory over Georgetown, becoming the lowest seeded team to win the NCAA's(8), a record untouched going into the 2003 season.
University of Tennessee. When coach Summitt took over the program, Tennessee had been a threat to win the national title every season.
47. Swoopes led her Texas Tech squad to an 84-82 win over Ohio State in 1993.