Teams that held the No. 1 ranking in the AP poll this season, the most since 2008--09. In all, 14 teams made appearances in the top five.
Difference between how well Marquette shoots two-pointers (52.8%) versus three-pointers (30.1%), the greatest disparity of any team in the NCAA tournament.
Deflections by the Louisville defense in three Big East tournament games, including an astounding 58 in a 74--55 quarterfinal win over Villanova.
Team entering the Big Dance for the first time: Florida Gulf Coast. The Eagles claimed the automatic bid from the Atlantic Sun Conference in just their second year of postseason eligibility.
Years since Ole Miss last won an SEC tournament title, which they did by upsetting Florida 66--63.