NCAA Tournament

Number crunch: Day Two of the Elite Eight

Syracuse’s Malachi Richardson reacts during the second half of Sunday’s NCAA Tournament game against Viriginain Chicago. Syracuse won 68-62.
Syracuse’s Malachi Richardson reacts during the second half of Sunday’s NCAA Tournament game against Viriginain Chicago. Syracuse won 68-62. The Associated Press

Behind the box scores of Sunday’s regional finals between Syracuse and Virginia and Notre Dame at North Carolina:

1. This will be the fourth time since 2012 there will only one No. 1 seed in the Final Four.

2: Teams that have made the Final Four with 13 losses in NCAA Tournament history.

3: No. 1 seeds to go down in the Elite Eight in this year’s tournament.

4: Double-digit seeds who have made the Final Four since seeding began in 1979.

4: This is the fourth straight season there will be two teams from the same conference in the Final Four.

4-0: North Carolina’s record against Notre Dame in the NCAA Tournament.

6: The NCAA national champion will have six wins over three weekends. The NBA’s Philadelpha 76ers have nine over six months.

6: Final Four appearances by Syracuse.

6: Notre Dame won six games in the last two NCAA Tournaments, the Fighting Irish’s most ever in a two-year span.

7: Years since North Carolina’s last Final Four appearance.

10: Syrcause is the first No. 10 seed to reach the Final Four.

15.4: The average margin of victory in North Carolina’s four tournament wins.

19: Final Four appearances by North Carolina.

25-4: Syracuse’s decisive run during a six-minute span that turned Virginia’s 54-39 lead with under 10 minutes to play into a 64-58 deficit.

32: Years since Virginia last reached the Final Four.

32-15: The Tar Heels’ rebounding advantage against the Irish, including 13-5 on the offensive end.

View the Syracuse-Virginia box score

View the Notre Dame-North Carolina box score

Compiled by Stu Rosenberg

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