How’s your bracket doing, or bracketS should I say? Hopefully well.
If not, you can still enjoy the tournament. Pick a team and stick with it. Brag about guessing the Final Four. Or just take in all the performances and surely some nailbiters and maybe even a classic to come.
We’re sticking with the NCAA Tournament theme through the weekend and mostly through the week.
Today – the top 20 most points scored by a team in a single NCAA Tournament game, led by the 11th-seeded 1989-90 Loyola Marymount Lions who scored a relatively stratospheric 149 points in upsetting third-seeded Michigan.
The Wolverines scored 115 themselves in that game and also make the list below (as do opponents noted with an asterisk).
The most offensive period in tournament history seems to be the late 1980s and early 1990s, when between 1987 and 1991, 11 of the 20 highest point totals were posted.
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|1.||Loyola Marymount (11)||149||Michigan (3)*||115||Mar. 18, 1990||West||Second Round|
|2.||UNLV (1)||131||Loyola Marymount (11)||101||Mar. 25, 1990||West||Regional Final|
|3.||Saint Joseph’s||127||Utah*||120||4OT||Mar. 25, 1961||National||National Third Place|
|4.||Oklahoma (1)||124||Louisiana Tech (9)||81||Mar. 18, 1989||Southeast||Second Round|
|5.||North Carolina (2)||123||Loyola Marymount (10)||97||Mar. 19, 1988||West||Second Round|
|6.||UNLV||121||San Francisco||95||Mar. 12, 1977||West||First Round|
|6.||Iowa||121||Notre Dame||106||Mar. 14, 1970||Mideast||Regional Third Place|
|6.||Tennessee (5)||121||Long Beach State (12)||86||Mar. 16, 2007||South||First Round|
|9.||Arkansas (5)||120||Loyola Marymount (12)||101||Mar. 16, 1989||Midwest||First Round|
|9.||Utah||120||Saint Joseph’s*||127||4OT||Mar. 25, 1961||National||National Third Place|
|11.||Loyola Marymount (10)||119||Wyoming (7)*||115||Mar. 17, 1988||West||First Round|
|11.||Houston||119||Notre Dame||106||Mar. 20, 1971||Midwest||Regional Third Place|
|13.||Notre Dame||118||Vanderbilt||88||Mar. 16, 1974||Mideast||Regional Third Place|
|13.||Princeton||118||Wichita State||82||Mar. 20, 1965||National||National Third Place|
|15.||Arkansas (1)||117||Georgia State (16)||76||Mar. 15, 1991||Southeast||First Round|
|16.||Michigan (3)||115||Loyola Marymount (11)*||149||Mar. 18, 1990||West||Second Round|
|16.||Wyoming (7)||115||Loyola Marymount (10)*||119||Mar. 17, 1988||West||First Round|
|18.||North Carolina State (6)||114||Southern Mississippi (11)||85||Mar. 14, 1991||East||First Round|
|18.||Arizona||114||Nevada-Las Vegas||109||OT||Mar. 18, 1976||West||Regional Semifinal|
|20.||North Carolina (1)||113||Pennsylvania (16)||82||Mar. 12, 1987||East||First Round|
|20.||North Carolina (1)||113||Mount St. Mary’s (16)||74||Mar. 21, 2008||East||First Round|
|20.||Kentucky (1)||113||Mount St. Mary’s (16)||67||Mar. 16, 1995||Southeast||First Round|
Here are the top 10 longest winning streaks in men’s college basketball history.
John Wooden‘s UCLA Bruins of the late 1960s and early 1970s dominate. They appear three times and hold the all-time, and probably unbreakable, record – 88 games won in a row! No one even comes close to that today.
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|2.||San Francisco||60||1955-57||Phil Woolpert|
|5.||Texas||44||1913-17||Theo Bellmont, Roy Henderson, Eugene Van Gent|
|6.||LIU Brooklyn||43||1935-37||Clair Bee|
|6.||Seton Hall||43||1939-41||Honey Russell|
|10.||North Carolina||37||1957-58||Frank McGuire|
Source data courtesy NCAA.org.
If Georgia wins, they will earn their first BCS Title berth, as well. Alabama, the reigning NCAA champion, is looking to make its third BCS Championship appearance.
The BCS (Bowl Championship Series), the current system that determines all Bowl opponents and the final two title contenders, began with the 1998 season.
There have been 14 BCS Championship Games. Fourteen different schools have participated, with the Oklahoma Sooners appearing the most: four times.
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|SCHOOL||BCS CHAMP. APP.||REC.||YEAR||RESULT||OPPONENT|
|2.||Florida State||3||1-2||1999||W||Virginia Tech|
|2.||Ohio State||3||1-2||2002||W||Miami (FL)|
|10.||Virginia Tech||1||0-1||1999||L||Florida State|
* Year noted is the year of the season. Since the BCS Championship Game is in January, at the end of the college football season, add a year to get the year of the actual game.