clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Syracuse Men & Women in the 2016 Final Four: By the Numbers

For the first time ever, the Syracuse men's and women's basketball teams have made it to the Final Four in the same season. Let's take a look at some of the important numbers to know as we head toward Final Four weekend.

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Before we get into the numbers, let's just start by acknowledging how amazing this week is for Syracuse Orange basketball fans. After all, it's not exactly every year that a school has both their men's and women's teams in the Final Four at the same time.

With the men set to tip at 8:49 ET on Saturday and the women tipping at 8:30 ET on Sunday, it's going to be one final weekend filled with Syracuse basketball for this season. In the meantime, I hope you're sitting back and basking in all the beautiful Final Four glory.

For now, let's take a look at some of the numbers pertinent to the men's and women's trips to this year's final weekend:

1: The first Final Four for the women's basketball team (yay girls!)

1: The first time a team that started conference play 0-4 has made the Final Four (yay guys!)

2: The number of players in Syracuse history who have gone to two Final Fours: Trevor Cooney and DaJuan Coleman (Michael Gbinije was a redshirt on the 2013 Final Four team - not an active member of the team).

3: Three more victories for Syracuse women's basketball (so far) in 2016 NCAA Tournament than any single tournament in their history

3.25: Brianna Butler's average number of made 3-point field goals per game in the NCAA Tournament

4: The number of double-digit seeds ever to advance to the men's Final Four. The previous three are 0-3. Syracuse is also the first 10 seed to make the Final Four.

5: Jim Boeheim's number of Final Four trips

6: Syracuse men's basketball's number of Final Four trips

7: The number of times that teams from the same conference have met in the National Semifinals. The Syracuse - North Carolina match-up will be the first since Duke and Maryland met in the 2001 Final Four as ACC opponents.

7: The number of combined points scored by Virginia and Gonzaga in the final 14:02 of the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games. That's nuts.

12: The number of times that a school's men's and women's teams have made the Final Four in the same year. The last time was just two years ago in 2014 when (you guessed it!) the Connecticut men and women both made the Final Four and won the championship.

13: Losses for the Syracuse men, tied for the most ever by a Final Four team

15.5: The Syracuse men are outscoring their opponents by an average of 15.5 points in the 2nd half of games in the NCAA Tournament

16: Average margin of victory for the Syracuse women in four games in the NCAA Tournament.

18: Number of blocks for Tyler Lydon in the tournament (4.5 per game), the 4th most all-time for a freshman in the NCAA Tournament. Lydon trails only Anthony Davis (29), Kevin Love (20), and Alonzo Mourning (19).

25.3: Junior point guard Alexis Peterson's scoring average in four games of NCAA Tournament

29: Combined margin of scoring advantage for Syracuse women in the 4th quarter of their games against South Carolina and Tennessee

36.4: Shooting percentage of Syracuse men's opponents in NCAA Tournament

38.6: Shooting percentage of Syracuse women's opponents in NCAA Tournament

55.8: Average points per game given up by Syracuse men in the NCAA Tournament

74.1: Percentage of Malachi Richardson's points that have come in the 2nd half of NCAA Tournament games (43 of 58)

77.9: Free-throw shooting percentage of Syracuse men during NCAA Tournament, an increase of 9.6 percent from regular season percentage