2012 Fun March Madness Team Facts

31 States and DC are represented in the 68 team NCAA Tournament.

0 Teams begin with letters E, J, Q, R, Y, Z; 1 team begins with A (Alabama) and 1 with X (Xavier)

No teams from Georgia, Arkansas or Louisiana

State with the most number of teams in the tournament – North Carolina (5): North Carolina, North Carolina State, UNC-Asheville, Duke, Davidson

Probability of All NC final 4:  2 scenarios, one with NC – the other with NC State

States with 4 Teams:  New York, California, Kentucky

Possibility of All NY, CA or KY Final 4: 0%

Teams with the same mascot as another:

Bulldogs: UNC-Asheville, Georgetown, Gonzaga.

Cardinals: Louisville, Lamar

Gaels: St. Mary’s, Iona

Golden Eagles: Southern Mississippi, Marquette

Rams: VCU, Colorado State

Devils: Duke, Mississippi Valley State

Spartans: Michigan State, Norfolk State

Tigers: Missouri, Memphis

Wildcats: Kentucky, Kansas State, Davidson

All Wildcat Final Four:  Kentucky, Kansas State, Davidson, Ohio (Bobcats)

A citrus fruit, a nut and a grain: Syracuse Orange, Ohio State Buckeyes, Wichita State Shockers (Stalk of Wheat)

Bears:  Baylor Bears, Montana Grizzlies, Belmont Bruins, California Golden Bears

Strange animal mascots: Michigan Wolverines, Cincinnati Bearcats, Wisconsin Badgers

Native American mascots: San Diego State Aztecs, Florida State Seminoles

Irish mascots:  Notre Dame Fighting Irish, Iona Gaals, St. Mary’s Gaels

Historical references:  Long Beach State 49ers, Norfolk State Spartans, Michigan State Spartans, Detroit Titans, Vanderbilt Commodores, Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, West Virginia Mountaineers, Virginia Cavaliers,Vermont Catamounts, Xavier Muskateers

Mascots that are colors: Harvard Crimson, Syracuse Orange

Natural disaster: Iowa State Cyclones


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