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Guard -- Jason Gardner, Arizona, 5-10, Senior
Guard -- Kirk Hinrich, Kansas, 6-3, Senior
Center -- David West, Xavier, 6-9, Senior
Forward -- Nick Collison, Kansas, 6-9, Senior
Forward -- Mike Sweetney, Georgetown, 6-8, Junior


Five players who must step it up for their teams to enjoy continued success in 2002-03
Guard Chris Duhon, Duke
Forward Tahj Holden, Maryland
Forward Jason Maxiell, Cincinnati
Forward Jeff Newton, Indiana
Guard Rickey Paulding, Missouri


College seniors who stayed in school but still were not drafted
Reggie Evans, Iowa
Lynn Greer, Temple
Udonis Haslem, Florida
Aaron McGhee, Oklahoma
Luke Recker, Iowa
Preston Shumpert, Syracuse
Kelly Wise, Memphis


Underclassmen and high school seniors who declared for the 2002 NBA draft but were not drafted
DeAngelo Collins, High School (Inglewood, Calif.)
Lenny Cooke, High School (Northern Valley Regional, Old Tappan, N.J.)
Adam Harrington, Auburn
Smush Parker, Fordham
George Williams, Houston


Five underclassmen who hoped to be drafted in round one but instead went in round two (team that drafted player in parentheses)
Carlos Boozer, Duke (Cavaliers)
Roger Mason Jr., Virginia (Bulls)
Jamal Sampson, California (Jazz)
Marcus Taylor, Michigan State (Timberwolves)
Rod Grizzard, Alabama (Wizards)


No. 2 overall picks who starred as NBA guards (year drafted in parentheses)
Isiah Thomas '81
Gary Payton '90
Jason Kidd '94
Mike Bibby '98
Steve Francis '99
*Note: Duke guard Jay Williams was selected by the Bulls with the No. 2 pick of the '02 draft


Mike Anderson, UAB
Dave Leitao, DePaul
Brad Soderberg, St. Louis
Neil Dougherty, TCU

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UCLA -- 11
Kentucky -- 7
Indiana -- 5
North Carolina -- 3
Duke -- 3


KANSAS -- No. 2
OKLAHOMA -- No. 3
MARYLAND -- No. 4
INDIANA -- unranked


MARYLAND -- No. 3
KANSAS -- No. 7
INDIANA -- No. 21
OKLAHOMA -- No. 23


North Carolina -- 15
UCLA -- 14*
Duke -- 13
Kentucky -- 13
Kansas -- 11
Ohio State -- 9
Indiana -- 8
*UCLA total does not include 1980 Final Four appearance,
which NCAA vacated due to an ineligible player


No. 1 -- 10
No. 2 -- 2 (Kentucky '98, Duke '91)
No. 4 --- 1 (Arizona '97)


Two teams from same conference who have met at Final Four (since '79, expansion to 64 teams)
2001 -- Duke over Maryland 95-84 (semifinal)
2000 -- Michigan State over Wisconsin 53-41 (semifinal)
1989 -- Michigan over Illinois 83-81 (semifinal)
1988 -- Kansas over Oklahoma 83-79 (final)
1987 -- Syracuse over Providence 77-63 (semifinal)
1985 -- Georgetown over St. John's 77-59 (semifinal)
1985 -- Villanova over Georgetown 66-64 (final)
1981 -- North Carolina over Virginia 78-65 (semifinal)


OKLAHOMA -- 1988
INDIANA -- 1992
KANSAS -- 1993
MARYLAND -- 2001


Asterisk denotes 2002 Final Four team
ARIZONA -- 18
*INDIANA -- 17
UCLA -- 14
*KANSAS -- 13
KENTUCKY -- 11
CINCINNATI -- 11
*MARYLAND -- 9
*OKLAHOMA -- 8
STANFORD -- 8


UCLA -- 28*
North Carolina -- 25
Duke -- 24
Kentucky -- 23
Kansas -- 19


In 14 of the past 15 years, the ACC has had at least one team in the Final Four
'88 -- Duke
'89 -- Duke
'90 -- Duke, Georgia Tech
'91 -- North Carolina, Duke
'92 -- Duke
'93 -- North Carolina
'94 -- Duke
'95 -- North Carolina
'96 -- NONE
'97 -- North Carolina
'98 -- North Carolina
'99 -- Duke
'00 -- North Carolina
'01 -- Duke, Maryland
'02 -- Maryland


'02 -- KANSAS (NATIONAL SEMIS)
'99 -- DUKE (TITLE GAME)
'96 -- KENTUCKY (WON TITLE)
'94 -- MISSOURI (REGIONAL FINALS)
'91 -- UNLV (NATIONAL SEMIS)
'88 -- TEMPLE (REGIONAL FINALS)
'87 -- NORTH CAROLINA (REGIONAL FINALS)
'87 -- UNLV (NATIONAL SEMIS)


Since 1987, two schools from the same conference have made the Final Four 12 times
(this is the fourth straight year)

Year | Conference | Schools
1987 | Big East | Syracuse and Providence
1988 | Big Eight | Oklahoma and Kansas
1989 | Big Ten | Michigan and Illinois
1990 | ACC | Duke and Georgia Tech
1991 | ACC | Duke and North Carolina
1992 | Big Ten | Michigan and Indiana
1994 | SEC | Arkansas and Florida
1996 | SEC | Kentucky and Mississippi State
1999 | Big Ten | Michigan State and Ohio State
2000 | Big Ten | Michigan State and Wisconsin
2001 | ACC | Duke and Maryland
2002 | Big 12 | Oklahoma and Kansas


Roy Williams -- 3rd Final Four ('91, '93, '02)
Gary Williams -- 2nd ('01, '02)
Mike Davis -- 1st
Kelvin Sampson -- 1st



Jim Calhoun
Mike Krzyzewski
Lute Olson
Tubby Smith


1. DUKE
2. ILLINOIS
3. MARYLAND
4. KENTUCKY
6. UCLA
7. KANSAS
9. MISSOURI
(ONLY NO. 5 FLORIDA AND NO. 8 IOWA ARE MISSING)


Arizona
Connecticut
Duke
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Oregon
UCLA


Big 12 -- 4
Pac-10 -- 3
ACC -- 2
Big East -- 2
Big Ten -- 2
MAC -- 1
SEC -- 1
MVC -- 1


UCLA
Duke
Illinois
Arizona
Kansas
Kentucky
Maryland


Kent State -- 1st time
Oregon -- 1960
Pittsburgh -- 1974
Southern Illinois -- 1977
Indiana -- 1994
Missouri -- 1994
Texas -- 1997
Connecticut -- 1999
Oklahoma -- 1999
(other 7 are returning from last year)


  • HOTTEST TEAMS: KENT STATE (20 STRAIGHT WINS), CONNECTICUT (11)
  • ILLINOIS-KANSAS: MET IN LAST YEAR'S TOURNEY
  • OKLAHOMA-ARIZONA: REMATCH OF 1988 NATIONAL SEMIFINAL
  • MARYLAND ONLY TEAM TO WIN EACH OF FIRST TWO TOURNEY GAMES BY 15 OR MORE POINTS
  • PITTSBURGH ONLY TEAM TO HOLD OPPONENT BELOW 60 POINTS IN EACH OF FIRST TWO TOURNEY GAMES


    Year | School | Seed
    '02 | Missouri | 12
    '01 | Gonzaga | 12
    '00 | Gonzaga, Seton Hall | 10
    '99 | Oklahoma | 13
    '98 | Valparaiso | 13
    '97 | Chattanooga | 14
    '96 | Arkansas | 12
    '95 | Tulsa, Memphis, Georgetown | 6
    '94 | Tulsa | 12
    '93 | George Washington | 12
    '92 | New Mexico State | 12
    '91 | Eastern Michigan | 12
    '90 | Ball State | 12
    '89 | Minnesota | 11
    '88 | Richmond | 13
    '87 | Wyoming | 12
    '86 | Cleveland State | 14
    '85 | Kentucky | 12
    '84 | Dayton | 10
    '83 | Utah | 10
    '82 | Boston College | 8
    '81 | St. Joseph's | 9
    '80 | Lamar | 10
    '79 | St. John's | 10


    Here's a look at all the double-digit seeds which have made the Sweet 16 since 1979
    2002 (3): Kent State (10), S. Illinois (11), Missouri (12)
    2001 (3): Georgetown (10), Temple (11), Gonzaga (12)
    2000 (2): Gonzaga (10), Seton Hall (10)
    1999: (5): Gonzaga (10), Miami-Ohio (10), SW Missouri State (12), Oklahoma (13), Purdue (10)
    1998: (3): West Virginia (10), Washington (11), Valparaiso (13)
    1997 (3): Texas (10), Chattanooga (14), Providence (10)
    1996 (1): Arkansas (12)
    1995 (0)
    1994 (2): Tulsa (12), Maryland (10)
    1993 (1): George Washington (12)
    1992 (1): New Mexico State (12)
    1991 (3): UConn (11), Eastern Michigan (12), Temple (10)
    1990 (3): Ball state (12), Loyola-Marymount (11), Texas (10)
    1989 (1): Minnesota (11)
    1988 (2): Richmond (13), Rhode Island (11)
    1987 (2): Wyoming (12), LSU (10)
    1986 (3): LSU (11), Depaul (12), Cleveland State (14)
    1985 (3): Kentucky (12), Boston College (11), Auburn (11)
    1984 (1): Dayton (10)
    1983 (1): Utah (10)
    1982 (0)
    1981 (0)
    1980 (1): Lamar (10)
    1979 (1): St. John's (10)



    JIM CALHOUN
    STEVE FISHER
    JIM HARRICK
    TOM IZZO
    BOB KNIGHT
    MIKE KRZYZEWSKI
    LUTE OLSON
    TUBBY SMITH


    Bob Knight, Texas Tech
    Thad Matta, Xavier
    Paul Westphal, Pepperdine
    John Phillips, Tulsa
    Stan Heath, Kent State
    Tic Price, McNeese State
    Rob Lanier, Siena
    Skip Prosser, Wake Forest
    Bo Ryan, Wisconsin


    CENTRAL CONNECTICUT -- 19 straight wins
    WESTERN KENTUCKY -- 18
    KENT STATE -- 18
    GONZAGA -- 14
    McNEESE STATE -- 14


    San Diego State -- 1985
    McNeese State -- 1989
    UCSB -- 1990
    N.C. State -- 1991


    California -- 7
    North Carolina -- 6
    Ohio -- 4


    Florida Atlantic (7-24)
    Texas Tech (9-19)
    Montana (11-16)
    Illinois-Chicago (11-17)
    N.C. State (13-16)
    UCSB (13-15)
    St. John's (14-15)
    Davidson (15-17)


    ARIZONA
    CALIFORNIA
    CINCINNATI
    CONNECTICUT
    DUKE
    HOLY CROSS
    INDIANA
    KANSAS
    KENTUCKY
    MARQUETTE
    MICHIGAN STATE
    N.C. STATE
    OHIO STATE
    OKLAHOMA STATE
    OREGON
    STANFORD
    UCLA
    UTAH
    WISCONSIN
    WYOMING


    Dahntay Jones, Duke
    Frederick Jones, Oregon
    Torrian Jones, Notre Dame
    James Jones, Miami-Fla.
    Nick Jones, UCSB


    '98 -- 42.3
    '99 -- 32
    '00 -- 25
    '01 -- 37

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    PG: Jason Williams, Duke
    SG: Juan Dixon, Maryland
    C: David West, Xavier
    PF: Drew Gooden, Kansas
    SF: Mike Dunleavy, Duke
    6th man: Casey Jacobsen, Stanford


    Ebi Ere, Oklahoma
    Marcus Hatten, St. John's
    Jarvis Hayes,Georgia
    Kasib Powell, Texas Tech
    Dwyane Wade, Marquette


    Jason Conley, VMI
    T.J. Ford, Texas
    Channing Frye, Arizona
    Julius Hodge, N.C. State
    Rick Rickert, Minnesota
    Chris Thomas, Notre Dame
    Dajuan Wagner, Memphis


    Jason Williams, Duke (point guard)
    Juan Dixon, Maryland (shooting guard)
    Mike Dunleavy, Duke (small forward)
    Drew Gooden, Kansas (power forward)
    David West, Xavier (center)


    Jason Capel, North Carolina
    Mike Dunleavy, Duke
    Jared Jeffries, Indiana
    Jason Kapono, UCLA
    Tayshaun Prince, Kentucky


    Keith Bogans, Kentucky
    Sam Clancy, USC
    Jason Gardner, Arizona
    Jerry Green, Cal-Irvine
    Kevin Lyde, Temple


    Sam Clancy, USC
    Dan Dickau, Gonzaga
    Andy Ellis, Texas Tech
    Jason Gardner, Arizona
    Lynn Greer, Temple


    Scotty Bowman, Detroit Red Wings
    Phil Jackson, Los Angeles Lakers
    Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University
    Steve Spurrier, University of Florida football
    Joe Torre, New York Yankees


    Jason Williams, Duke
    Frank Williams, Illinois
    Chris Williams, Virginia
    Chris Williams, Ball State
    DeShaun Williams, Syracuse


    Brett Blizzard, UNC-Wilmington
    Baboucarr Bojang, Illinois State
    Smush Parker, Fordham
    Nucleus Smith, TCU
    Xavier Whipple, LSU


    Juan Dixon, Maryland
    Melvin Ely, Fresno State
    John Linehan, Providence
    Chris Marcus, W. Kentucky
    Kitwana Rhymer, Massachusetts


    Jason Kapono, UCLA
    Casey Jacobsen, Stanford
    Cory Cochran, Nebraska
    Kyle Korver, Creighton
    Kirk Penney, Wisconsin


    Sam Clancy, USC
    Melvin Ely, Fresno State
    Jason Jennings, Arkansas State
    Chris Marcus, W. Kentucky
    Chris Owens, Texas


    Maurice Baker, Oklahoma State
    Sam Clancy, USC
    Steve Logan, Cincinnati
    Chris Marcus, Western Kentucky
    Preston Shumpert, Syracuse


    Stan Joplin, Toledo
    Bobby Braswell, Cal State Northridge
    Ben Howland, Pittsburgh
    Rod Barnes, Mississippi
    Bobby Lutz, Charlotte


    Jermaine Boyette, Weber State
    Tarise Bryson, Illinois State
    Eric Chatfield, New Mexico
    Jobey Thomas, Charlotte
    David Webber, Central Michigan


    Caron Butler, Connecticut
    Brandon Dean, Arkansas
    Chris Jeffries, Fresno State
    Chris Owens, Texas
    Andre Williams, Oklahoma State


    Marcus Banks, 6-2, G, Dixie State College to UNLV
    Darren Tarver, 6-2, G, Wabash Valley College to George Mason
    Ebi Ere, 6-5, F, Barton County CC to Oklahoma
    Marcus Hatten, 6-2, G, Tallahassee CC to St. John's
    Chris Massie, 6-9, F, Oxnard College to Memphis


    Tony Bland, Syracuse to San Diego State
    Senque Carey, Washington to New Mexico
    Dahntay Jones, Rutgers to Duke
    Jarvis Hayes, W. Carolina to Georgia
    Kevin Henry, New Mexico to Baylor


    Thad Matta, Xavier
    Jason Rabedeaux, UTEP
    Dennis Felton, Western Kentucky
    Greg White, Marshall
    Jay Smith, Central Michigan


    Joe D'Ambrosio, Connecticut
    Bob Davis, Kansas
    Gene Deckerhoff, Florida St.
    Wes Durham, Georgia Tech
    Woody Durham, North Carolina
    Max Falkenstien, Kansas
    Don Fischer, Indiana
    Ralph Hacker, Kentucky
    Bob Harris, Duke
    Johnny Holliday, Maryland
    Mick Hubert, Florida
    Bob Kesling, Tennessee
    Bob Murphy, Stanford
    Jim Phillips, Clemson
    Chris Roberts, UCLA
    Jim Turpin, Illinois


    Rick Bozich, Louisville Journal-Courier
    A.J. Carr, Raleigh News and Observer
    Frank Dascenzo, Durham Herald Sun
    Ken Davis, Hartford Courant
    Seth Davis, CNN-SI
    Mike DeCourcy, The Sporting News
    Chris Dufresne, Los Angeles Times
    Al Featherston, Durham Herald Sun
    Andy Katz, ESPN.com
    Malcolm Moran, USA Today
    Jim O'Connell, Associated Press
    Steve Rivera, Tucson Citizen
    Lenn Robbins, New York Post
    Caulton Tudor, Raleigh News and Observer
    Dick "Hoops" Weiss, New York Daily News



    UCLA -- 11
    Kentucky -- 7
    Indiana -- 5
    Duke -- 3
    North Carolina -- 3


    John Wooden -- 10
    Adolph Rupp -- 4
    Bob Knight -- 3
    Mike Krzyzewski -- 3


    John Wooden -- 21
    Mike Krzyzewski -- 10
    Adolph Rupp -- 9
    Dean Smith -- 8


    2001 -- 47
    2000 -- 55
    1999 -- 45
    1998 -- 63
    1997 -- 52


    Florida
    UCLA
    Arizona
    Syracuse
    Michigan State
    N.C. State

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