With only two weeks before conference tournaments start, here is some research I did one night while all of you were sleeping…….
— Six different teams have won the last seven ACC tournaments, with Virginia only team to win twice.
— North Carolina has been in ACC final 6 of last 8 years, but is 1-5 in those finals.
— Last six years, the higher seed is 5-1 in the ACC final.
12) Atlantic 14:
— Lower-seeded team won last five A-14 tourney finals.
— Last time the #1 seed won the A-14 tournament was six years ago.
11) Big 14:
— #1 seed won this conference tournament six of last seven years.
10) Big X:
— Last six years, Kansas was this tournament three times, Iowa State won three times.
— West Virginia lost tournament final the last three years; they won’t get there this year.
9) Big East:
— Villanova won three of last four tournaments, and lost final in the other one.
8) Big Sky:
— Last four years, four different teams won tournament; they were all the #1 seed.
7) Big West:
— Last eight years, eight different teams won this tournament, including one team (Pacific) that isn’t in the league anymore. Riverside/Northridge are only two teams that haven’t won the Big West tournament during that time.
— Last eight years, seven different teams won this tournament.
— Last five years, tournament was winner was #1 seed or tied for 1st during season
— #1 seed won only once in last six tournaments
— Since 2003, Hofstra is 11-15 in this event, going 0-2 in tournament finals.
— Last five years, five different teams won this tournament.
— #1 seed won only one of those five tournaments.
— Iona won the last three MAAC tournaments.
— Last time the #1 seed won this tournament: 2010.
— Buffalo won this tournament three of last four years.
— #1 seed won this tournament four of last five years.
1) Mountain West:
— Last five years, five different teams won this event, none of them UNLV.
— Last 10 years, Rebels are 10-10 in this tournament; only once in last seven years has UNLV won two games in same tournament.