The Harvard Sports Analysis Collective put together a nice collection of random Tournament facts, such as:
24. Coming in at the 94th most efficient offense and the 36th most efficient defense in the country, UMASS is statistically the worst 6 seed by a wide margin.I don't put much stock in those sorts of factoids, but it's an entertaining read nonetheless.
Courtesy of the Prediction Machine, here are the five most unpredictable teams in the Tournament:
- Oklahoma State
- North Dakota State
Three possibly first-round upsets: Stanford over New Mexico, Providence over UNC, and Xavier over St. Louis.