March 13, 2011

2011 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament – the 68 teams, with list of all-time appearances by team.

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2011 March Madness map/all 68 teams

The map page shows all 68 teams that have qualified for or have been selected for the 2011 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. The teams’ names, city or town location, and conference affiliation are listed at the far right. The map shows team locations. At the far left, all the teams are listed with respect to how many Tournament appearances they have made, all-time. Also in that list are each team’s previous appearance in the Tournament, and each team’s NCAA Basketball Tournament titles (with the year of their last title denoted).

The states with the most teams in the 2011 Tournament are: Pennsylvania and Virginia.
The 5 Pennsylvania teams…Bucknell, Penn State, Pitt, Temple, and Villanova. The Bucknell Bison are from Lewisburg, which is in the sparsely-populated hills of east-central Pennsylvania, and has a population of just 5,620 {2000 figure}.
The 5 Virginia teams…George Mason, Hampton, Old Dominion, Richmond, and Virginia Commonwealth University. The VCU Rams and the Richmond Spiders are both from the city of Richmond, which has a city population of around 204,000 and a metro-area population of around 1.2 million {2010 figure}.
California, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, and Tennessee have 4 teams each in the Tournament.

#1 seeds are:
Ohio State [in the East Region].
Kansas [in the Southwest Region].
Pittsburgh [in the Southeast region]
Duke [in the West Region].

The newly-instituted Play-In games comprise 8 teams playing in 4 games over a two-day period, in Dayton, Ohio. The 8 Play-in teams/games are:
Tuesday -
UNC Asheville vs. Arkansas-Little Rock [16th-seeded teams].
UAB vs. Clemson [12th-seeded teams].

Wednesday -
Texas-San Antonio vs. Alabama State [11th-seeded teams].
USC ) vs. VCU [16th-seeded teams].

First round begins at 12:15pm ET on Thursday, with the winner of the UAB/Clemson game vs. West Virginia. By Thursday morning, I will have a map of the field of 64, with 2010 average attendances for each team listed.
Thanks to the Bracketology 101 blog.
Thanks to the contributors to the pages at…
2011 NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Tournament‘.
NCAA Men’s Division I Tournament bids by school‘.

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