NCAA Tournament by the numbers: Basketball, betting and business
A statistical breakdown of the first day of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
1: The halftime lead for No. 1 seed North Carolina vs. No. 16 seed Florida Gulf Coast.
1: NCAA Tournament wins by Yale, which upset Baylor.
1-3: Pacific-12 Conference’s record on Day One of the tournament (Arizona, USC and Colorado lost, Utah won).
1.5: Number of seconds left when Providence’s Rodney Bullock made a game-winning layup in the Friars’ 70-69 victory over USC.
2: No. 5 seeds ousted on Day One of the tournament.
5: Number of players in double figures for Kentucky in the Wildcats’ 85-57 win over Stony Brook.
10: Consecutive wins in tournament openers for Kansas.
12: Three-pointers for Virginia in an 81-45 rout of Hampton.
14: Deficit overcome by Arkansas-Little Rock in the final 4:06 of regulation in a double-overtime win over Purdue.
15: Years between NCAA Tournament appearances for Fresno State, an 80-69 loser to Utah.
15.8: Hampton’s three-point shooting percentage in its loss to Virginia.
18: Rebounds by Utah 7-footer Jakob Poeltl in a win over Fresno State.
54: Years since Yale’s last appearance in the tournament.
64.9: Indiana’s shooting percentage in a 99-74 win over Chattanooga.
Compiled by Chris La Marr