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  • New George Mason coach Paulsen embraces Final Four past

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Next season marks the 10th anniversary of George Mason’s improbable run to the 2006 Final Four. New coach Dave Paulsen expects celebrations to commemorate the occasion. There was little celebrating during…

  • Three or More No. 1 Final Fours

    Champion in all CAPS 1993 — No. 1 NORTH CAROLINA, No. 1 Michigan, No. 1 Kentucky, No. 2 Kansas 1997 — No. 1 Kentucky, No. 1 Minnesota, No. 1 North Carolina, No. 4 ARIZONA 1999…

  • Final Four Team Winning Percentages

    The overall winning percentage of the participants entering the Final Four, since the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985: Year W L Pct. 2008 143 9 .941 1998 126 14 .900 2005 126…

  • Final Four Highest-Seed Opponents

    Teams that have advanced through the regionals by beating the highest possible seeded opponents: Since 1985 (Field of 64) 1985 — No. 1 Georgetown (No. 16 Lehigh 68-43; No. 8 Temple 63-46; No. 4 Loyola…

  • Traevon Jackson’s journey ends at Final Four for Wisconsin

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Traevon Jackson lost his starting job at Wisconsin. But the senior is grateful to get a chance to return to the Final Four with the Badgers. A right foot injury in…

  • Northern Iowa and Ben Jacobson agree to 10-year extension

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Northern Iowa coach Ben Jacobson has agreed to stay with the Panthers for another decade. Northern Iowa spokesman Colin McDonough says Jacobson and the school have agreed to a contract…

  • Final Four Coaching Comparison

    Coach, School Yrs W- L Pct. NCAA W- L Pct. Ch RU FF Mike Krzyzewski, Duke 40 1016-310 .766 31 86-26 .767 4 4 11 Bo Ryan, Wisconsin 31 739-227 .765 14 24-13 .649 -…

  • Final Four Coaching Comparison

    Coach, School Yrs W- L Pct. NCAA W- L Pct. Ch RU FF Geno Auriemma, UConn 30 915-134 .868 27 101-17 .856 9 - 16 Muffet McGraw, Notre Dame 33 786-261 .744 22 50-20 .714…

  • Michigan State-Duke Matchup

    TEAM STATISTICS MSU OPP DU OPP RECORD 27-11 33-4 SCORING 2712 2401 2942 2378 Points/game 71.4 63.2 79.5 64.3 Scoring margin +8.2 - +15.2 - FIELD GOALS-ATT 992-2126 807-2054 1049-2090 915-2165 FG pct .467 .393…

  • Michigan State-Duke Matchup

    MSU DU Record 27-11 33-4 Avg. Pts. 71.4 79.5 Opp. Avg. Pts. 63.2 64.3 Margin 8.2 15.2 FG Pct. .467 .502 Opp. FG Pct. .393 .423 3-Pt. FG Pct. .386 .390 Opp. 3-Pt. FG Pct.…

  • Wisconsin-Kentucky Matchup

    UW UK Record 35-3 38-0 Avg. Pts. 72.8 74.6 Opp. Avg. Pts. 57.8 53.9 Margin 15.0 20.7 FG Pct. .482 .468 Opp. FG Pct. .426 .352 3-Pt. FG Pct. .364 .347 Opp. 3-Pt. FG Pct.…

  • Kentucky (122-47)

    Adolph Rupp 1942 — beat Illinois 46-44; lost to Dartmouth 47-28. Final Four. 1945 — lost to Ohio State 45-37; beat Tufts 66-56. 1948 — beat Columbia 76-53; beat Holy Cross 60-52; beat Baylor 58-42.…

  • Michigan State (63-27)

    Forddy Anderson 1957 — beat Notre Dame 85-83; beat Kentucky 80-68; lost to North Carolina 74-70, 3OT; lost to San Francisco 67-60. Final Four. 1959 — beat Marquette 74-69; lost to Louisville 88-81. Jud Heathcote…

  • Wisconsin (33-19)

    Bud Foster 1941 — beat Dartmouth 51-50; beat Pittsburgh 36-30; beat Washington State 39-34. NCAA champion. 1947 — lost to CCNY 70-56; beat Navy 50-49. Stu Jackson 1994 — beat Cincinnati 80-72; lost to Missouri…

  • Duke (103-34)

    Harold Bradley 1955 — lost to Villanova 74-73. Vic Bubas 1960 — beat Princeton 84-60; beat Saint Joseph’s 58-56; lost to NYU 74-59. 1963 — beat NYU 81-76; beat Saint Joseph’s 73-59; lost to Loyola…