The NCAA tournament is in town, so we took a couple minutes to throw together some information on the eight schools that were assigned to play at EnergySolutions Arena.
Our staff will write plenty about the players and teams, but here’s a quick look at each of the eight schools and a few facts you can use to impress those in your office. When someone starts to break down Arizona’s offense, you can counter with the name of the program’s all-time leading scorer.
We combed the schools’ websites as well as Wikipedia, Google and statsheet.com for the information.
University of Pittsburgh
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Tuition: $25,420 (out of state, undergrad)
Coach: Jamie Dixon
Five notable former students: Former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka; Former Miami Dolphins QB Dan Marino; Actor Gene Kelly; Voice of the Pittsburgh Steelers Myron Cope
Five best basketball players: Brandin Knight; Charles Smith; Charley Hyatt; Don Hennon; Billy Knight
All-time NBA draft picks: 27
All-time leading scorer: Charles Smith (2,045 points)
All-time NCAA tournament record: 23-24
Best tournament finish: Final Four in 1941 (eight-team tournament)
Record vs. Utah schools: 1-4 — BYU (0-1); Utah State (1-1); Utah (0-2)
Utah connection: Orrin Hatch, the U.S. Senator for Utah, is a graduate
Wichita State University
Location: Wichita, Kan.
Tuition: $13,239 (out of state, undergrad, 15 credit hours)Next Page >
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