Ncaa Tournament

March 17, 2003

By the numbers

Bids by conference

6: Big 12, Southeastern.

5: Big Ten, Pacific-10

4: Atlantic Coast, Big East, Conference USA.

3: Atlantic 10, Mountain West.

2: Horizon League, Missouri Valley, West Coast.

1: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial Athletic, Ivy League, Metro Atlantic Athletic, Mid-American, Mid-Continent, Mid-Eastern, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot League, Southern, Southland, Southwestern Athletic, Sun Belt, Western Athletic.

Top 16 seeds by conference

Conf. ......Bids ............... Conf. ....... Bids

Big 12 ....... 3 ............... Conf. USA ..... 2

ACC .......... 2 ............... Pacific-10 ...... 2

Atlantic 10 .2 ................. SEC .............. 2

Big East .... 2 ............... Big Ten .......... 1

Bids by state

State .................. Bids ............. State ................... Bids

N. Carolina ........... 5 ................ Illinois .................... 2

Indiana ................ 5 ................ Michigan ................. 2

Utah .................... 4 ................ Connecticut ............. 1

Alabama .............. 3 ................ Florida ......................1

California ............. 3 ................ Kansas .....................1

Kentucky .............. 3 ................ Louisiana .................1

New York ..............3 ................ Maryland .................. 1

Ohio ..................... 3 ................ Mass. ........................1

Oklahoma ............. 3................ Mississippi ................ 1

Penn. .................... 3 ............... Missouri .................... 1

Tennessee ............ 3 ............... Nebraska .................. 1

Texas ................... 3 ................ Oregon ...................... 1

Wisconsin ............ 3 ................ S. Carolina ................ 1

Arizona ................ 2 ................ Vermont .....................1

Colorado .............. 2 ................ Washington ................1

Highest RPI left out of tournament

School ................ RPI ................... School ............. RPI

UNLV ................... 40 ................... Texas Tech ........ 48

Seton Hall ............ 42 ................... Boston Col. ........ 49

Lowest RPI to make tournament

School ............... RPI ................... School ............... RPI

Wagner ............. 103 ................... S.C State ........... 178

E. Tenn. St. ....... 125 .................. N.C. Ashe. .......... 186

Vermont ............ 144 .................. Tex. S'ern ........... 217

IUPUI .................160

20 and out

20-win teams that did not receive NCAA tournament bids:

School .................................... Record

Boston U. ............................... 20-10

College of Charleston .............. 24-7

Illinois-Chicago ........................ 21-8

Kent State ............................... 21-9

Louisiana-Lafayette ................. 20-9

Mercer ..................................... 23-6

UNLV ...................................... 21-10

New Mexico State .................... 20-9

Valparaiso ............................... 20-10

Winthrop .................................. 20-10

Wyoming ................................... 21-10

Most common nicknames

5 Bulldogs: Butler, Gonzaga, Mississippi State, South Carolina State, North Carolina-Asheville.

5 Tigers: Auburn, Louisiana State, Memphis, Missouri, Texas Southern.

3 Wildcats: Arizona, Kentucky, Weber State.

2 Panthers: Pittsburgh, Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

2 Seahawks: North Carolina-Wilmington, Wagner.

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