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Stats and Facts: National Championship Game Michigan vs. Louisville

Published on April 8, 2013 by Scott Shirley   ·   No Comments

- Louisville will try and become the first school to win the title while representing different conferences since 1985. When they won the title in 86 they were in the Metro Conference.

- As the number 1 overall seed Louisville advanced to the final four that makes just 5 out of the last 10 number 1 overall seeds to make the final four. If they win they will become just the 3rd number 1 seed to win the title since 2004.

- If Michigan wins the title, it will be the lowest seed to do so since Arizona in 1997.

- Since 1985 only 1 number seed has won the title. In that same time span 16 number 1 seeds have won titles.

- Rick Pitino will try and become the first coach to win an NCAA title at two different schools. His first title came at Kentucky in 1996.

- 10 out of the last 15 champions have won there conference tournament, Louisville won the Big East, and Michigan was knocked out in the Big Ten Tournament.

- Just twice out of 35 years has the last unbeaten team in the country won the title. This year it was Michigan.

- Michigan will try and become the 10th straight team to win a title with one of their primary colors blue.

- Louisville last won the title in 86, while Michigan last won in 89.

- The last time we have two teams ranked in the top 5 of the AP Poll in the title game was 08. That game went into overtime.

- Louisville loves to turn you over. But Michigan ranks number 1 in the country in offensive turnover percentage.

- Michigan is 1-4 in championship games, which is the worst record for teams that have at least 3 appearances in the big game.

- Louisville will try to become the 3rd school to least win 3 championships.



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