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SEC Men's Basketball in the NCAA Final Four

2397 days ago
SEC Staff
Photo: Associated Press

The Kentucky men's basketball team advanced to the NCAA Final Four with a 68-66 win against Notre Dame. Consider these notes about Kentucky and the SEC in the NCAA Final Four:

• This is the fourth time in the last five years that the SEC has had at least one team in the Final Four. It is the 12th time in the last 23 years the SEC has had at least one team in the Final Four.
• Six different SEC teams (Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU and Mississippi State) have appeared in the Final Four.
• The SEC is 7-4 in NCAA Tournament games this season. It is the sixth consecutive season the SEC has posted a winning record in the NCAA Tournament. It is the 54th time the league has been .500 or better in NCAA Tournament games.
• The SEC has won three of the last nine NCAA titles (2006-Florida, 2007-Florida, 2012 Kentucky). No other conference has won more than two NCAA titles during that stretch.
• Since 1993, the SEC has won six men's basketball national championships - Arkansas (1994), Kentucky (1996), Kentucky (1998), Florida (2006), Florida (2007) and Kentucky (2012). Only the ACC (6) has won as many men's basketball titles during this time.
• The SEC has won 11 NCAA men's basketball tournament titles with Kentucky claiming eight (1948, 1949, 1951, 1958, 1978, 1996, 1998 and 2012). Florida has two (2006, 2007) and Arkansas has one (1994).
• Kentucky is making its 17th appearance in the Final Four, tying UCLA for second-most in NCAA history.
• Kentucky owns the most victories all-time in the NCAA Tournament (120).
• Kentucky is 22-3 (.880) in tournament games under the direction of John Calipari, which includes a national championship (2012) and four Final Four appearances (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015).
• At 38-0, Kentucky has tied for the most wins in a college basketball season. John Calipari's 2008-09 Memphis team and his 2011-12 national championship Kentucky team are the only other teams in NCAA Division I history to win 38 games.
• John Calipari-coached teams have appeared in four of the last five Final Fours.