Stuff You Should Know about the Elite 8

  • The only 7 footer left in the tournament is Wichita State’s Ehimen Orukpe.  The shortest player is 5-10 Guard Nolan Hart from Syracuse.
  • Duke has three players 6-10 or taller.  Two are the Plumlee brothers, Mason and Marshall from Warsaw, Indiana.
  • After Cal, and UNC, Michigan is the most selective public university in the field of 64.  At a 14% acceptance rate, Duke is the most selective school of the private universities left in the tournament.
  • Wichita State has the most geographically diverse roster with three international players (Canada (2), Nigeria) and 8 from different States.
  • Two of the tallest players in the tournament are from Senegal – 6-10 Baye Keita of Syracuse and 6-11 Gorgui Dieng from Louisville.
  • Duke is the only team without an international player on its roster.
  • Florida has the most homegrown players with 7.  Duke has just two players from North Carolina.
  • Wichita State averages the fewest points per game:  69; Duke the most: 78
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