I've seen some interesting info and stats and surprising facts the last couple of days regarding the ncaa men's bb final four.
What new info or surprising stat do you have?
It's the first time in 53 years that there are 3 newcomers or firsttimers.
Neither Uconn or miami were in the initial top 25. Neither was fau. lol
It's the first time in a few years that no no. 1 seed has made it. And no two's or three's for that matter. 44 years for the latter, since seeding was introduced.
No one from the last 8 ff's is represented.
No teams from the big, big 12, pac 12 or sec.
A no.5 or no.9 seed has never won the championship and only one no.4 has, az. 26 years ago.
No mcdonald's all american on any team for the first time since 1979.
I think it would be hard to argue that there isn't parity in college bb, especially since the transfer portal has turned bb on its head. The bluebloods don't get all of the best players, but even when they have the no. 1 recruiting class, it doesn't mean they will even win their league. Some teams with as many as 9 newcomers have changed the game and have changed the name of who is a bb school, even if only for a year.
Good or bad? Is it real or is it surreal? Is it long term or is this year a one-off?