FROM the Indiana Sports Commission via UofL SID
For just the fourth time, Indianapolis will host an NCAA Men’s Basketball Regional. The event features two “Sweet 16” games on Friday, with the two winners meeting Sunday in the “Elite Eight.” The winner of that game advances to the NCAA Men’s Final Four in Atlanta.
Friday, March 29
#1 Louisville vs. #12 Oregon at 7:15 p.m.; #2 Duke vs. #3 Michigan State tip approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game. The two winners will play Sunday (that game time will be determined following Friday’s games).
Thursday, March 28
Each team will have an open practice that is free for the public to attend.
Oregon (Noon-12:50 p.m.); Michigan State (1-1:50 p.m.); Louisville (2:10-3 p.m.); Duke (3:10-4 p.m.)
Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis, Ind.
Tickets are still available for the event via www.NCAA.com/mbbtickets. All-session tickets are $90, while single-session tickets are either $50 or $55. More than 32,000 tickets have already been sold, including more than 2,000 over the weekend as the four teams were winning their respective games to advance to Indianapolis. The seating capacity at Lucas Oil Stadium for this event is approximately 36,000, with the court positioned near the south end zone (if using the Colts field as a reference). Temporary seats will be used on one side of the court.
- · Indianapolis also hosted Regionals in 1940 (then Butler Fieldhouse, now Hinkle Fieldhouse), 1979 (Market Square Arena) and 2009 (Lucas Oil Stadium).
- · Louisville (Midwest #1 seed) and Michigan State (Midwest #3 seed) also played in the 2009 Midwest Regional at Lucas Oil Stadium. Michigan State defeated Louisville, 64-52, to advance to the 2009 Men’s Final Four. In 2009, 33,780 attended the Friday session, while 36,084 were at Lucas Oil Stadium for the Sunday game. The seating configuration in 2009 was different than 2013 (the 2009 set-up included the court at mid-field, similar to the 2010 Men’s Final Four set-up).
- · Indianapolis has hosted six Men’s Final Fours (1980, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2006, and 2010). Of the six national champions crowned in Indianapolis, four are included in the Midwest Region field (Louisville, Michigan State, and Duke – twice). Arizona won in 1997 and Florida won in 2006. Indianapolis and Lucas Oil Stadium is also the host for the 2015 Men’s Final Four. The 2016 NCAA Women’s Final Four will also be played in Indianapolis (as were the 2005 and 2011 Women’s Final Fours).
- · In addition to Big Ten Men’s Basketball Tournaments in Indianapolis, Michigan State has also played in the 1979 and 2009 Regionals (winning two games to advance to the Final Four each time), as well as the 2000 and 2010 NCAA Men’s Final Fours. The Spartans won the 2000 national championship at the RCA Dome.
- · Louisville won the 1980 national championship at Market Square Arena.
- · Duke (Midwest #2 seed) won the 1991 Men’s Final Four at the RCA Dome and the 2010 Men’s Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium.
- · The Horizon League and IUPUI serve as NCAA co-hosts for the event. Indiana Sports Corp manages the Indiana Host Committee for the event.
- · Pacers head coach Frank Vogel has worked for current Louisville head coach Rick Pitino on several occasions (including with the University of Kentucky and the Boston Celtics).
- · Each of the four teams has “Indiana ties”: Duke’s roster includes Mason and Marshall Plumlee of Warsaw, Ind. (their brother Miles is on the Pacers roster); Louisville’s roster includes Stephan Van Treese (Indianapolis); Michigan State’s roster includes Russell Byrd (Fort Wayne), Branden Dawson (Gary) and Gary Harris (Fishers); Oregon assistant coach Kevin McKenna formerly was the head coach at Indiana State.
Fans interested in hotel information for this weekend can find that at http://visitindy.com/
|Peyton Siva||Dominic Artis||Keith Appling||Quinn Cook|
|6-0, 185, Sr.||6-1, 185, Fr.||6-1, 190, Jr.||6-1, 175, Soph.|
|Field Goal %||41.00%||36.70%||41.10%||42.70%|
|Russ Smith||Damyean Dotson||Gary Harris||Seth Curry|
|6-1, 165, Jr.||6-5, 202, Fr.||6-4, 205, Fr.||6-2, 185, Sr.|
|Field Goal %||41.60%||44.30%||46.50%||46.70%|
|Wayne Blackshear||EJ Singler||Branden Dawson||Rasheed Sulaimon|
|6-5, 230, Soph||6-6, 215, Sr.||6-6, 230, Soph||6-4, 185, Fr.|
|Field Goal %||42.30%||40.70%||52.90%||43.60%|
|Chane Behanan||Arsalan Kazemi||Derrick Nix||Ryan Kelly|
|6-6, 250, Soph||6-7, 226, Sr.||6-9, 270, Sr.||6-11, 230, Sr.|
|Field Goal %||50.60%||58.70%||51.40%||46.40%|
|Gorgui Dieng||Tony Woods||Adreian Payne||Mason Plumlee|
|6-11, 245, Jr.||6-11, 243, Sr.||6-10, 240, Jr.||6-10, 235, Sr.|
|Field Goal %||51.90%||52.10%||55.60%||59.80%|
|Montrezl Harrell||Ben Carter||Travis Trice||Josh Hairston|
|6-8, 235, Fr.||6-8, 219, Fr.||6-0, 170, Soph.||6-7, 240, Jr.|
|Field Goal %||57.00%||39.70%||30.40%||44.30%|
|Luke Hancock||Carlos Emory||Denzel Valentine||Amile Jefferson|
|6-6, 200, Jr.||6-5, 205, Sr.||6-5, 220, Fr.||6-8, 195, Fr.|
|Field Goal %||40.60%||46.90%||44.10%||54.30%|
|Stephan Van Treese||Waverly Austin|
|6-9, 245, Jr.||6-11, 270, Jr.|
|Field Goal %||66.70%||45.40%|
|Kevin Ware||Jonathan Loyd|
|6-2, 175, Soph||5-8, 165, Jr.|
|Field Goal %||43.10%||36.60%|
|Strength of Schedule||6th||101st||1st||3rd|
|Points Per Game||73.9 (30th)||71.7 (64th)||77.8 (5th)||67.5 (153rd)|
|Avg Scoring Margin||+16.3 (3rd)||+8.5 (34th)||+12.9 (7th)||+8.6 (33rd)|
|Field Goal %||45.2% (65th)||44.8% (80th)||47.7% (15th)||46.1% (41st)|
|Rebound Rate||52.8% (55th)||54.6% (15th)||49.2% (193rd)||55.1% (12th)|
|Blocks Per Game||4.1 (86th)||4.0 (96th)||3.8 (121st)||3.9 (106th)|
|Steals Per Game||11.0 (2nd)||8.5 (21st)||6.6 (159th)||8.1 (40th)|
|Assists Per Game||14.9 (27th)||13.1 (128th)||14.6 (40th)||13.2 (126th)|
|Turnovers Per Game||12.6 (111th)||15.1 (298th)||10.6 (8th)||13.4 (187th)|
|Team Fouls Per Game||17.8 (187th)||17.4 (147th)||17.8 (187th)||15.9 (49th)|
|2-point FG%||50.3 (56th)||49.1% (99th)||51.3% (40th)||50.6% (52nd)|
|3-point FG%||33.2% (202nd)||33.2% (202nd)||40.3% (5th)||34.3% (141st)|
|Free Throw %||71.1% (115th)||70.7% (129th)||73.2% (56th)||70.6% (134th)|
|Opponent Shooting %||39.1% (20th)||41.1% (86th)||41.3% (94th)||39.4% (28th)|
|Opponent 2-point FG%||42.9% (27th)||44.4% (63rd)||45.7% (98th)||44.3% (59th)|
|Opponent 3-point FG%||31.5% (59th)||33.4% (148th)||29.5% (12th)||29.8% (17th)|
|Opponent Block Per Game||3.4 (161st)||2.9 (53rd)||2.9 (53rd)||3.4 (161st)|
|Opponent Steals Per Game||5.7 (55th)||6.7 (189th)||4.8 (6th)||7.4 (274th)|
Which conferences are hot at the right time?
I break it down round by round, and again for a total score all rounds.
Scoring: I had to change scoring. I intended it to be a “per team” value, since some conferences have 8 bids and others 2. Trying to avoid sheer volume from driving the winner. Scoring in a nutshell; add up the wins, give a bonus if an upset win, subtract points for an upset loss, and divide score by how many teams are playing in that round.
What I show
1. Raw totals: bids, wins, losses, and % of upsets (win or lose). One thing I like to look at is wins per bid. The Raw total will show ho many total wins so far int he tourney, and you can see if bids are pulling their weight. Example: A-10 has 7 wins from 5 bids. Mountain West has 2 wins from their 5 bids.
2. Conference Score Card Cumulative: A-10 was the big winner in RD64 (6-0), but in the RD 32 they went 1-5, with a pair of upset losses. Their total score will be adding both rounds point totals together. As teams advance (or disappear) the point totals change. In RD32, Pac-12 had only 2 wins, but they were both upset wins, so that is factored into their score.
3. Per Round Performance: How the selected conferences did per round. I didn’t grab all conferences. CUSA and MVC were left off, MVC did the best between those 2.
Another metric to watch: Another thing to note is “% of the field”. This helps give you an idea of how a conference is doing. They get % of the field as bids, and they either maintain, or fall behind as the tourney progresses. This will help stop the over generalized “they get all those bids, and all they do is lose” arguments. A conference cannot expect all their teams to advance to the Sweet 16, so this alongside Upset Win (UW%) / Upset Loss (UL%) help make sense of that. Upset %’s are “when they win, X% are upsets wins”, and the same goes for losses.
Raw Totals (win/loss & Upset %’s).
Conference Score Card (RD 64 + RD 32)
Round 32 Resume
Round 64 Resume
-Louisville Basketball extended their team record for Steals to 396. The Cards set the team single-season mark last season at 353.
-Louisville’s Record for Wins in a Season is 33. Currently the Cards have 31 W’s for the 2012-13 season and will tie the school record with a trip to the Final Four.
-Smith is now 43rd All-Time in Scoring for the Louisville Cardinals with 1151 points. Russdiculous passed Charles Jones, Juan Palacios, Tony Williams, Cornelius Holden, and Larry O’Bannon against Colorado State.
-Russ’ 2012-13 season is now the 5th Highest Scoring Season in Louisville history with 664 points. Against CSU Russ passed Wes Unseld’s 1967-68 season, and Jim Price’s 1971-72 season.
-Russ needs 24 made Field Goals to enter the Top 10 of Louisville’s Made Field Goals in a single season.
-During the Colorado State game Russ passed Bobby Brown (’51-’52), Darrell Griffith (’78-’79), and Jim Price (’71-’72) for Season Field Goal Attempts. Russ is now 6th All-Time in Season Field Goal Attempts with 497 this season.
-Russ set the Single-Season Free Throws Made mark earlier this season. Russ extended that mark with 194 made Free Throws against Colorado State.
-Smith also moved up the list of Single-Season Free Throw Attempts to 4th. Russ passed Bud Olsen (’61-’62) & Charlie Tyra (’56-’57) against Colorado State.
-Russ needs just 5 steals to enter Louisville’s Top 10 Career Steals List. Smith currently has 178 takeaways for his career.
-Russ set Louisville’s Single Season Mark (#1) for Steals in 2011-12 with 87. This year Russ is in the Top 10 again with 78 steals, 8th best in a single-season at UofL.
-Siva is now 41st All-Time in Scoring For the Louisville Cardinals with 1170 points. Peyton passed Felton Spencer & Bobby Brown against Colorado State.
-Peyton Siva currently 2nd All-Time for Career Assists with 662. Siva trails LaBradford Smith who has 713 for his career. Peyton will need to play 4 additional games and get 51 assists (12.75 assists) to tie. An unlikely result.
-Siva CAN, however, still set the Single Season Mark for Assists. Currently Siva’s 2012-13 season is 2nd All-Time with 213 assists. Siva passed his 2011-12 total of 211 against Colorado State and needs just 13 additional assists to tie LaBradford Smith’s 1989-90 season of 226. Siva has 3 of Louisville’s 6 best seasons dishing the rock.
-Peyton set the single season mark for Career Steals earlier this year. Siva extended that mark against Colorado State to 246.
-Siva’s 2012-13 season is currently the 7th best Steal season in Cardinal history with 82 All-Time.
-Peyton Siva is 5th All-Time in Career Games Played with 140. Siva passed Tony Kimbro against Colorado State and is currently tied with Edgar Sosa & Terrence Williams.
-Gorgui is 46 rebounds from entering the Cards’ Career Rebounding Top 16. Gorgui has 767 career rebounds.
-Gorgui’s 2012-13 season passed Felton Spencer’s 1989-90 season for Single Season Blocks against Colorado State. Gorgui currently has 70 blocks this season after 128 in 2011-12 setting the #1 Single-Season mark for the Cards.
-Gorgui needs 181 points for 1000 points for his career.