Final Four Numbers

2013 Final Four: Inside the numbers

1: Number of Final Four teams (Louisville) who play faster than the average NCAA tempo.

3: Combined number of seniors for Louisville, Syracuse and Michigan who play at least half their team's minutes. Wichita State has three.

4: Combined NCAA Tournament Titles for these four teams. Only Wichita State has not won previously.

4.5: Average seed for this year's Final Four teams. The historical average since going to 64 teams in 1985 has been 2.7. Only once (2008) have the top four seeds all advanced through their Regionals. In three seasons the average Final Four seed was lower than this year (2000, 2006, 2011).

4.9: Percentage of opponent possessions where Michael Carter-Williams (Syracuse) generates steal, which is the 12th highest rate in the nation. Russ Smith, Peyton Siva,  and Malcolm Armstead are among the nation's top-50 in this stat.

6.8: Fouls drawn per 40 minutes by Louisville's Russ Smith. Only two other players in the Final Four draw more than 4.5 (Carl Hall and Cleanthony Early, both at Wichita State).

10: Combined Final Fours for Rick Pitino (6) and Jim Boeheim (4). The other two head coaches are coaching in their first.

12: Consecutive seasons in which the ACC, Big East, SEC or Big 12 have won the National Title. Michigan and Wichita State are looking to break that streak.

14: Current winning streak for the Louisville Cardinals. The other three teams have combined for 12 straight wins.

16: Worst ranked offense, in terms of offensive efficiency, to win the National Title in the past decade. This year's Syracuse team has the No. 21 rated offense in the nation, and Wichita State has the No. 33. Eight of the past ten winners have had an offense ranked in the top four.

16.1: Percentage of his own team's missed shots that Mitch McGary rebounds, which is 9th in the nation. The next best offensive rebounder among the regulars is Gorgui Dieng who is No. 63 in the nation.

19: Worst ranked defense, in terms of defensive efficiency, to win the National Title in the past decade. This year's Wichita State team is currently rated No. 23, while Michigan team is No. 36.

123: Combined number of wins for the four teams. Louisville has 33 and the other three teams all have 30.

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