Kaboom! Last-Min Tournament Fun Facts! (Things to know when filling out your bracket)
*Only 6 teams since 1979 have started the season No. 1 and entered the tournament ranked No.1 overall and have gone on to win the tournament.
*Since the NCAA started seeding teams in 1979, only once have all #1 seeds made it to the Final Four (2008)
*For the past 20 years; only 4 teams entering the tournament with only one loss have made it to the final four, and none have won a national championship. (Good thing no one has that this year)
*Since 2000 no Big East team has made consecutive trips to the Final Four. (Sorry UConn)
*The last time a team that was No.1 overall at the start of the tournament has gone on to win a national championship was North Carolina in 2005.
*The lowest seed to win a national championship since 2000 has been a No. 4 seed.
*No. 14 seeds have won two tournament games in the same tournament just twice since 1985. (1986 and 1995)
* A No. 5 seed has made it to the Final Four 5 times since 2000. (3 out of the 5 have been teams from the Big-Ten)
*Two No. 11 seeds have gone to the Final Four in the last six years while neither a No. 10 nor a No. 12 seed has ever made it past the Regional Finals.
*They only time all 1,2, and 3 seeds made it to the Sweet 16 was in 2009.
*Since 2000, Michigan State has the most Final Four Appearances with five appearances. (They have 7 Sweet 16 appearances in that timeline as well.)
*A No. 1 Seed has made it to the Final Four 30 of the last 33 NCAA tournaments.
*Carmelo Anthony is the only Freshmen to ever lead a team to a National Championship in 2003.
*No team as a #16 seed has ever defeated a #1 seed.
*Only three times in tournament history has a none of the No. 1 seeds made it to the Final Four. (Last time was in 2011)
*3 of the past 6 NCAA Tournaments a mid-major has made it to the Final Four. (They currently have a two year streak going right now.)
*The last team to win a National Championship in the Pacific Time Zone was Arizona in 1997.
*Since 1989 the No. 3 Seed has made it to the Final Four 12 times (No. 3 Seeds have won 4 NCAA Titles in that time)
*Since 1983 only Duke Maryland, or North Carolina have been the only ACC teams to ever make it to the Final Four.
*Last time Duke and North Carolina were both in the Final Four was in 1991. (Duke won the title that year)
*Since 2009 the team that has won the Big East Tournament has made it to the Elite Eight. (Louisville won it this year)
*Since 2000, eight times has had two teams from the same conference make it to the Final Four in the same year.
*Two No. 11 Seeds made it to the Sweet 16 last year.
*8 of the past 12 years, the national champion have come out of the Midwest or East region.
Kaboom! 2012 Final Floor Picks: Duke, UNC, Florida State, and Missouri
Kaboom! 2012 National Champion Pick: UNC!