2023 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament National Title: No

And then there were two!

In the year In 2023 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament The much-anticipated battle between the 4-seeds could start on Monday. Yukon and 5-seed San Diego State.

Dan Hurley’s UConn Huskies are going for their fifth national championship in program history, while San Diego State is chasing its first title in program history, as well as its first for the Mountain West Conference.

With that, we’ve rounded up the numbers you need to know before the action kicks off in Houston.

Gambling notes

All statistics using data from Fox bet.

5-0 UConn is a perfect 5-0 against the spread (ATS) in the NCAA Tournament this year. On the other hand, SDSU is 4-1 ATS in the tournament, with the lone uncapped game coming against the 9-seed. Florida Atlantic In the last four.

6-6 Since 2010, National Championship Game favorites (UKon) are 6-6 ATS and 8-4 straight up (SU). Moreover, the team that won the title game has covered 20 of the 22 broadcasts since 2000.

80-1: The Aztecs’ odds to win the championship as they entered the tournament. If SDSU wins, that would be the second-longest preseason streak behind UConn in 2014 (95-1).

6-1-2: SDSU is 6-1-2 ATS and 9-0 SU in the second half since March 1st.

11-1: Big East In the national championship (since 1985), the teams are 11-1 ATS and 8-4 SU. Since UConn’s first national championship in 1999, Big East teams are 7-0 ATS and 7-0 SU when making the title game.


San Diego State Aztecs



UConn Huskies


General notes

All statistics are in season (since 1979).

1: This will be the first national title game to feature a 4-seed (UConn) and a 5-seed (San Diego State). No. 4 seeds are 1-2 in the national title game, with the lone win coming Kentucky In 1997

0-3: The record number of No. 5 seeds in the national title game, all three, dates back to 2000.

9-5 It is the all-time record for Big East teams in the national championship game, including the last seven games won. It was the last Big East team to make the title game and lose. Syracuse (Now in Acc) in 1996.

No. 4 UConn vs. No. 5 San Diego State (9:20 p.m. ET)

Overview of Matchup: UConn is 4-0 all-time in the national title game, the best record by a team that has made at least three appearances. The Huskies won their first title in 1999, and no other team has won since. SDSU is the first Mountain West team to appear in the national title game.

4: UConn is the fourth 4-seed to make the national title game and the first since. Michigan In 2013

103: UConn outscored its opponents by 103 points, making the Huskies the seventh team all-time to win by at least 100 points. Five of the previous six teams have won the trophy. It was the only difference DukeIn 1999, he lost to Yukon.

20: Husky star forward Adam Sanogo He is the fourth player to average 20.0 points per game on 65% shooting and has made a national title game in the last 40 years.

6: UConn is the sixth team to advance to the national title game since 1985, winning the last five games by double digits.

50: How many 3-pointers have the Huskies made in the tournament, making UConn one of only nine teams to make one since 2015? They have won four of the previous eight teams in that span. .

18-0 A UConn record for scoring 80-plus points this season. The Huskies are averaging 79.8 ppg in the tournament so far, the fourth-highest average behind Arizona State, Kansas And Kansas State.

4: SDSU is the fourth No. 5 seed to make the national title game and the first since. Butler In 2010. By winning, the Aztecs will be the first 5-seed to win the national championship in the history of the NCAA tournament.

1: SDSU is the first team from California to appear in the national title game. UCLA In the year In 2006. By winning, the Aztecs would become the first team from California to win the national title since the Bruins did so in 1995.

10-1: SDSU’s record is maintained this season Matt Bradley Scores 17-plus points.

22-0 SDSU’s record for holding opponents to 65 points or less this season.

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