The Washington Times - May 28, 2011, 03:09PM

BALTIMORE – Denver will appear in its first final four in less than an hour, a circumstance that hasn’t worked out for many teams.

Since the NCAA went to a final four weekend format in 1986, 11 teams have reached the semifinals for the first time. Of them, only Princeton in 1992 won a title. Seven fell in the semis.

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Here’s a look at how final four newcomers have fared over the last quarter-century:

1988 PENN

SF: Lost to Syracuse, 11-10 (at Syracuse)

1990 LOYOLA

SF: Beat Yale, 14-13 (2OT – at Rutgers)
F: Lost to Syracuse, 21-9

1990 YALE

SF: Lost to Loyola, 14-13 (2OT – at Rutgers)

1991 TOWSON

SF: Beat Maryland, 15-11 (at Syracuse)
F: Lost to North Carolina, 18-13

1992 PRINCETON

SF: Beat North Carolina, 16-14 (at Penn)
F: Beat Syracuse, 10-9 (2OT)

1994 BROWN

SF: Lost to Princeton, 10-7 (at Maryland)

1997 DUKE

SF: Lost to Princeton, 10-9 (at Maryland)

1999 GEORGETOWN

SF: Lost to Syracuse, 13-9 (at Maryland)

2001 NOTRE DAME

SF: Lost to Syracuse, 12-5 (at Rutgers)

2006 MASSACHUSETTS

SF: Beat Maryland, 8-5 (in Philadelphia)
F: Lost to Virginia, 15-7

2007 DELAWARE

SF: Lost to Hopkins, 8-3 (in Baltimore)

Patrick Stevens