NCAA Tournament: A Quick Historical Analysis of this Year’s Sweet Sixteen
Posted by Andrew McKillop on March 24, 2011
If history repeats itself Butler could pull off an upset tonight in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament. Listed below is a breakdown of how this year’s Sweet Sixteen seed matchups have historically fared against each other in the Sweet Sixteen since 1985.
|1 vs. 4||27||10||0.730||6.84|
|1 vs. 5||28||6||0.824||7.59|
|1 vs. 12||17||0||1.000||14.88|
|2 vs. 3||21||12||0.636||2.27|
|2 vs. 11||8||1||0.889||6.67|
|4 vs. 8||2||3||0.400||0.00|
|10 vs. 11||–||–|
Note: It looks like #12 seed Richmond will have to pull off a historically monumental upset over #1 seed Kansas to advance to the Elite Eight.
Listed below are this year’s Sweet Sixteen conference matchups, and how they have historically fared against each other in the Sweet Sixteen since 1985.
|Big Ten vs. Horizon||1||0||1.000|
|Southeastern vs. Mountain West||1||0||1.000|
|Atlantic Coast vs. Pacific-10||5||1||0.833|
|Big Ten vs. Southeastern||3||2||0.600|
|Big East vs. Atlantic Coast||7||6||0.538|
|Atlantic 10 vs. Big 12||1||1||0.500|
|Atlantic Coast vs. Colonial||–||–|
|Big East vs. Mountain West||–||–|
Reference: HoopsTournament.net NCAA Tournament Database