What’s true in the NCAA basketball tournament?

Ray Tucker

1. Notre Dame has won the most NCAA tournament games without winning a championship.
F: The team with the most wins and no championship is Illinois, they have 38 wins and 4 final fours and one championship appearance all without a championship.2. The Ohio Valley conference has the longest current drought since its last NCAA tournament win.
T: The last game they won was in 1989 where Middle Tennessee (13 seed) defeated Florida State in the first round.

3. Duke was the last team to win the championship and return to the championship game the next year.
F: Duke was the last to have back to back wins in 91-92, though Kentucky is last to go to back-to-back games. The wildcats won in ’96 and lost in ’97 to Arizona.

4. There has been a championship team able to avoid the highest possible seed in each round beside the first-round game.
T: Arkansas won the whole tournament in ’94 as they only faced the highest possible seed in the first round of the tournament.

5. Joakim Noah from Florida holds the record for the most blocks in a single tournament.
T: Joakim Noah from Florida holds the record for the most blocks in a single tournament.

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