Just before the brackets were revealed yesterday, Championship Week concluded on ESPN. . . and what a week it was! In 10 days, combining both Men’s and Women’s Conference Tournaments, ESPN covered 229 total games, featured 27 conferences, and fans witnessed 44 teams earn the right to play for the NCAA Championship.
With the help of the ESPN Stats and Information, Front Row examines the cumulative statistics and single game highs which occurred in the 65 men’s games which aired across ESPN:
- Total Points: 8,880 (Most in a game: Western Michigan, 98 vs. Toledo)
- Field Goals Converted: 306 (Most FG in a game, 34 by 4 teams)
- Overall FG Percentage: 3068 of 7024 (.436)
- Overall FT percentage: 1986 of 2785 (.713)
- Steals: 697 (Most steals in a game, Louisville, 29 vs. Rutgers)
- Blocks: 435 (Most blocks in a game, UCF, 14 vs. Temple)
- Rebounds: 4,336 (2 teams had 50 rebounds in a game, Louisville vs. Rutgers and UCF vs. Temple)
- Assists: 1,513 (3 teams had 22 assists)
Focus now turns to the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament and the Men’s NIT Tournament. ESPN will once again be home to the entire NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship which gets underway Saturday, March 22. The NCAA Women’s Basketball Selection Special is tonight (7 p.m. ET, ESPN).
Special thanks to Sharon Katz and Dan Braunstein from ESPN’s Research team in compiling the statistics