Saturday Morning Sports Trivia: NCAA Tournament Edition

Every sports fan fills out a bracket with the same dumb thought that this year could be the year that they fill out a perfect sheet. We all think that we know everything there is to know about NCAA basketball. But how much do you really know? As I say every week, I love you all for your minds. And I bet nobody can get a perfect bracket or 15/15.

Questions:

  1. What team, led by CJ McCollum, beat Duke as a 15-seed in 2012?
  2. 2-seeds have combined for a total of 8 losses to 15 seeds. What school has 2 of those losses?
  3. A 15-seed has only advanced to the Sweet 16 once. What team did it in 2013?
  4. Murray State’s Ja Morant posted a triple double with 19 points, 16 assists and 12 rebounds. This was the first NCAA Tournament triple-double since who?
  5. Steph Curry and Davidson’s historic tournament run in 2008 ended with a loss to what team?
  6. What is the lowest seed to ever advance to the Elite 8 (16 being the lowest)?
  7. Has a 7-seed ever lost in the National Championship game?
  8. Two coaches have taken three different schools to the Final Four (both coaches had two appearances vacated). Name them both.
  9. When was the last time Tom Izzo won a national title?
  10. What team overcame a 25 point deficit to Iona in 2012 to move past the First Four?
  11. This is the 81st NCAA Tournament. How many schools have won a title?
  12. How many times has the number 1 overall seed won the tournament?
  13. What conference had the most teams receive a bid to this year’s tourney?
  14. Who has more NCAA Tourney appearances: Tennessee or their coach Rick Barnes?
  15. How many different combinations can the NCAA Tournament Bracket have?

Answers:

  1. Lehigh
  2. Duke
  3. Florida Gulf-Coast
  4. Draymond Green
  5. Kansas
  6. 12 (Mizzou in 2002)
  7. No.
  8. Rick Pitino (Providence, Kentucky, Louisville), John Calipari (UMass, Memphis, Kentucky)
  9. 2000
  10. BYU
  11. 35
  12. 3 (Florida, 2004; Kentucky, 2012; Louisville 2013) I guess I have to also accept 2 for this answer
  13. Big 10- 8
  14. Rick Barnes (24/22)
  15. 9,223,372,036,854,775,808- yes, I realize this question is unfair.
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