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0 -- National titles won by the head coaches in this year's Final Four. Aaron McGhee

Aaron McGhee and the Sooners are seeking their first national title. AP
1 -- Seeding of the past three national champions -- Duke, Michigan State and Connecticut. One team seeded higher than second has won the title in the past 12 years -- No. 4 Arizona in 1997.
2 -- Schools that have sent women's and men's teams to the Final Four in the same season before Oklahoma did it this year -- Duke (1999) and Georgia ('83).
3 -- Teams with at least 10 losses that have won the NCAA title -- 1988 Kansas (27-11), '85 Villanova (25-10) and '83 N.C. State (26-10). Indiana has 11 losses this season.
4 -- Teams seeded fifth to advance to the Final Four, including Indiana this year. The other three were Florida (1999), Mississippi State ('86) and Iowa ('80), of which none won the national title.
5-0 -- Indiana's record in NCAA title games. The Hoosiers won championships in 1940, '53, '76, '81, and '87.
6 -- Consecutive seasons the ACC has had at least one Final Four team, the nation's longest active streak.
8 -- Schools that have made at least two consecutive trips to the Final Four since 1990: UNLV (1990-91), Duke ('90-92), Michigan ('92-93), Arkansas ('94-95), Kentucky ('96-98); North Carolina ('97-98), Michigan State ('99-01) and Maryland ('01-02).
11 -- Final Fours reached by Kansas, the most among this year's field. Indiana is second with eight, Oklahoma has four and Maryland two.
12 -- Times in the past 16 seasons that a conference has had at two Final Four teams. The Big 12 has two teams this year in Kansas and Oklahoma.
15 -- Three-pointers hit by Indiana in beating Kent State in the South Regional Final. The Hoosiers had hit a total of 14 3-pointers in their previous three tournament wins.
50-50 -- The halftime score the 1988 NCAA title game between Oklahoma and Kansas. The Jayhawks eventually won 83-79.
52 -- Rebounds by tournament-leader Drew Gooden of Kansas. His teammate, Nick Collison, is second with 46.
58 -- The record for most points scored in a Final Four game, set by Princeton's Bill Bradley against Wichita State in 1965.
67 -- Points scored by Indiana's Jared Jeffries in the tournament, 49 of which have come in the second half. Jeffries is shooting 44.4 percent (8-18) from the field in the first half, 51.5 (17-33) in the second.
85.7 -- Maryland's free-throw percentage (78-for-91) in the tournament. No Final Four team has ever finished with a free-throw percentage above 84.4 percent.
184 -- The record for most points scored in an NCAA tournament, set by Michigan's Glen Rice in 1989. Maryland's Juan Dixon is the leading scorer among Final Four teams with 104 points.
$50,000,000 -- Estimated economic impact of the Final Four on Atlanta's economy.

 


 
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