TENNESSEE NCAA FACTS

TENNESSEE NCAA FACTS

Posted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012 12:00 pm

• Tennessee is the only school to have attended every NCAA Tournament (31).
• The Lady Vols have won 8 NCAA titles — 1987, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2007, 2008.
• Tennessee has played in more NCAA Tournament games than any other school — 131.
• Under Pat Summitt’s direction, the Lady Vols have a 109-22 record (.832) in the NCAAs.
• Tennessee has advanced to a record-setting 18 NCAA Final Fours.
• Including the old AIAW days with four Final Four trips between 1977-81, the Lady Vols have attended a total of 22 Final Four Championships.
• UT’s NCAA Final Four overall record is 21-10; 13-5 in semifinals and 8-5 in title games.
• Tennessee has advanced to the NCAA Championship game 13 times and won 8 titles.
• UT has been granted 21 number one seeds in 31 NCAA Tournaments since 1982.
• From 1988-96, the Lady Vols received nine consecutive number one seeds.
• The Lady Vols have never lost an NCAA Second Round game, 22-0.
• UT advanced to 27 consec-utive Sweet 16 games before missing in 2009.
• 2011 marked the Lady Vols 29th trip to the Sweet 16. … all-time UT is 24-5.
• UT has advanced to 24 Elite 8 games since 1982. … Overall record is 18-6.
• In Elite 8 games, Tennessee has faced SEC opponents seven times trying to advance to the Final Four and produced a 6-1 record. … The next most often-faced conference in this round is the ACC in six meetings and a 3-3 record. … UT is 3-0 vs. the Big 12 in the Elite 8.
• In 2011, Marquette became the 73rd different opponent for UT in the NCAA Tournament.
• The Mid-America Conference was the 26th different conference UT has faced in the NCAAs.
• Tennessee’s average score in an NCAA First Round game is 89.1-51.7, a plus-37.4 margin.
• UT’s largest margin of victory in an NCAA First Round, 74, 111-37 over N.C. A&T in 1994.
• UT’s largest margin of defeat in an NCAA First Round, 16, lost 55-71 to Ball St. 2009.
• Most points UT has scored in the NCAA First Round, 113 vs. Appalachian State, 1999.
• Fewest points UT has scored in the NCAA First Round, 55 vs. Ball State, 2009.
• Summitt has faced two former Lady Vol players, who are now in the coaching ranks, in NCAA First Round games: Lea Henry, Georgia State, 2002, and Kellie Jolly Harper, Western Carolina, 2005. Henry lost 98-68 on Mar. 15 and Jolly Harper dropped a 94-43 game on Mar. 20.
• Tennessee’s average score in an NCAA Second Round game is 81.5-58.9, a 22.6 margin.
• UT’s smallest margin of victory in the NCAA Second Round, eight, 55-47 over SW Mo St., 1991.
• UT’s largest margin of victory in the NCAA Second Round, 41, 97-56 over Rutgers in 1992.

Published in The WCP 3.13.12

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