Answers (Day 6)
1. Clyde Lovellette, the nation's top scorer in 1952 with an average of 28.4 points per game, led Kansas to the national championship by scoring 33 points in each Final Four game (against Santa Clara in the semifinals and St. John's in the final).
2. Sean Elliott averaged 23.6 points and 6.8 rebounds and shot 57.5 percent from the floor to help Arizona win six of 10 NCAA playoff games from 1986-89. He averaged 19.2 points and 6.1 rebounds and shot 51.2 percent from the floor in his career to finish with 2,555 points.
3. Terry Baker, a quarterback on Oregon State's football squad that defeated Villanova (6-0) in the 1962 Liberty Bowl on Baker's 99-yard run from scrimmage, was the second-leading scorer on the Beavers' basketball squad with a 13.4-point average. But he was held scoreless in an 80-46 loss against Cincinnati in the national semifinals the same school year.
4. Kansas' Roy Williams (North Carolina '72) defeated his mentor, North Carolina's Dean Smith (Kansas '53), 79-73, in the 1991 national semifinals. Two years later in the same matchup at the national semis, Carolina upended Kansas, 78-68.
5. Louisville's Denny Crum (UCLA '59) lost to his alma mater in the national semifinals in 1972 (96-77) and 1975 (75-74 in overtime) before defeating the Bruins in the 1980 championship game (59-54). Crum is the only coach to twice win conference and NCAA tournaments in the same year (1980 and 1986).
6. Everett Dean was 3-0 with 1942 champion Stanford in his only appearance in the national tournament in 25 seasons as a major college head basketball coach, including 14 years at Indiana (1925 through 1938). He was coach of Stanford's baseball squad when it won a College World Series game in 1953.
7. Former Fresno State coach Jerry Tarkanian compiled a 7-5 playoff record at Long Beach State from 1970-73 before going 30-11 at UNLV from 1975-91.
8. Thad Matta (2002) became the only coach in back-to-back years to win at least one NCAA playoff game in his first season with two different schools. He coached Butler the previous campaign. Hint: He was an assistant under three coaches who directed two different schools to the NCAA Tournament (Charlie Coles, Tates Locke and Herb Sendek).
9. Iowa State '92 is the only school to gain an at-large invitation despite losing all of its conference road games. The Cyclones, coached by Johnny Orr, compiled the worst league record of any team ever to receive an at-large bid (5-9 in the Big Eight). They were invited despite losing their seven conference road contests by an average margin of 14.4 points.
10. Former UNC Charlotte Coach Jeff Mullins collected a total of 200 points and 63 rebounds in eight playoff games to help Duke reach the Final Four in 1963 and 1964. He scored a game-high 30 points in a 101-54 drubbing of Connecticut in the 1964 East Regional final.