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5 _ Times Ohio State and Kentucky have met in the NCAA tournament, all won by the Buckeyes.

23 _ Years since Richmond reached the NCAA’s round of 16.

27 _ Times Kansas has reached the round of 16.

31.5 _ Ohio State’s average margin of victory in its first two NCAA tournament games.

33 _ Tournament scoring average of BYU’s Jimmer Fredette, who led the nation at 28.3 points per game in the regular season.

191 _ Combined points between BYU and Florida in the first round last season. They meet again Thursday in the Big Easy.



There’s only 16 teams left in the NCAA tournament, but still some pretty memorable names around the bracket. Check ‘em out:

Buzz Williams, Marquette coach. Has the hair to match.

Shaka Smart, VCU coach. Hard-to-forget name is going to be heard a lot for some of the bigger jobs out there.

Jimmer Fredette, BYU guard. His first name has become a noun, a verb and an adjective.

Kawhi Leonard, San Diego State. The player whose first name sounds like a Hawaiian island is a stud.

MoMo Jones, Arizona guard. OK, so his real name is Lamont. We just like saying MoMo.


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