A statistical breakdown of the second day of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
0: Perfect brackets left out of millions submitted by fans through CBS Sports, Yahoo and ESPN. Users on ESPN were so sure Michigan State would win, more picked No. 1 seeds North Carolina, Oregon or Virginia to lose even though a top seed has never been taken down in the first round of the tournament.
0: Seconds the officials said was left on the clock when Octavius Ellis’ dunk appeared to have forced overtime in Cincinnati’s 78-76 loss to Saint Joseph’s. The basket was ruled no good after replay was consulted at length.
1: NCAA Tournament victory in school history for 13th-seeded Hawaii after its 77-66 victory over No. 4 Cal.
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2: The seeding of Michigan State, yes, that trendy pick to win the tournament, before the Spartans fell 90-81 to No. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State.
3: Straight appearances in the Final Four being sought by Wisconsin, a lackluster 47-43 winner over Pittsburgh.
2.7: Seconds left when Northern Iowa inbounded the ball and Paul Jesperson banked in a halfcourt shot at the buzzer in a 75-72 upset of Texas.
5: Pac-12 teams – Cal, Oregon State, Arizona, Colorado and USC – to have been eliminated. Only Oregon and Utah have advanced.
7: Victories against 1 loss for Northern Iowa against teams that made the 68-team tournament field.
8: Times a No. 2 seed has knocked off a No. 15 seed in tournament history.
12: Victories against one loss to finish out the regular season for Northern Iowa.
10: Teams seeded No. 10 or lower that won their games in the round of 64, besting a record of nine set in 2001 and 2012.
21: Longest winning streak in the nation by No. 14 seed Stephen F. Austin after its 70-56 victory over No. 3 seed West Virginia.
26: Years since Oregon State’s last appearance in the tournament. The Beavers, however, were sent home 75-67 by Virginia Commonwealth.
19: Free throws out of 20 made by Thomas Walkup in Stephen’s F. Austin’s victory.
2000 to 1: Odds being offered by some Las Vegas sports books on Middle Tennessee State to win it all.
Compiled by Randal Forshee