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NCAA Sweet Stats: Sweet 16 and Elite 8 Games

Marc LawrenceContributor IIIMarch 25, 2013

If you are a player or a coach, there is nothing sweeter this time of the year than being alive in the NCAA Tournament. For those teams that survived the opening two rounds of this main event, it's on to the Sweet 16 and, hopefully, the Elite Eight this weekend.

From the 2013 PLAYBOOK NCAA Sweet 16 Tournament Guide, here are essential notes and trends of the teams that have arrived. Stay tuned.


NCAA Sweet 16 Round Notes

  • No. 1 Seeds off BB SUATS wins are 18-7 ATS (Louisville)
  • No. 2 Seeds are 14-6 ATS vs. opponents off a SU dog win (Florida)
  • No. 6 Seeds off a DD ATS win are 1-8 ATS (Arizona)
  • Favorites of 9 > points are 10-4 ATS vs. opp off BB SUATS wins (Florida, Louisville)
  • Favorites off BB SU wins of 15 > points are 13-4 ATS (Louisville)
  • Underdogs of 11 > points are 7-2 ATS (Florida Gulf Coast)


Best Team ATS records in this round
Louisville 6-0, Florida 4-1, Michigan State 6-2.


Worst Team ATS records in this round 
Syracuse 0-6, Duke, Marquette, Ohio St 1-3, Kansas 4-9. 


Best Conference ATS records in this round 
Atlantic 10: 7-2, SEC: 11-5. 

Worst Conference ATS records in this round 
Missouri Valley: 1-4, Big 10: 5-10, Big East: 9-14-1.


NCAA Elite Eight Round Notes

  • No. 1 Seed favs > 7 points are 1-8 ATS
  • No. 2 Seeds are 2-10-1 ATS off a DD ATS win
  • No. 3 Seeds are 1-7 ATS
  • No. 4 Seeds are 9-1 ATS
  • No. 6 Seeds are 0-7 SU and 2-5 ATS
  • Teams that score 67 < points are 12-40 SU & 12-39-1 ATS
  • Teams that score 85 > points are 27-7 SU & 24-8-2 ATS
  • Teams off BB ATS losses are 5-1 ATS
  • Teams with Revenge are 14-4-1 ATS
  • Dogs off 3 straight DD wins are 1-4-1 ATS


Best Conference ATS records in this round 
SEC: 4-0 as favs > 7 points, Big 10: 5-1, Pac 12: 5-1, Big East: 6-2 as dogs. 


Worst Conference ATS records in this round 
Big 12: 1-11, Big East: 1-6 as favs, SEC: 2-6 as favs < 7 points.


Coach Me If You Can

  • Florida's Billy Donovan is 13-4 SU and 12-5 ATS in the NCAA tournament from the Sweet 16 out, including 6-0 SUATS versus .825 or greater opposition.

I'll be back next week with a final look at Final Four and Championship game action. In the meantime, be sure to score a copy of the 2013 PLAYBOOK Sweet 16 Tournament Supplement now to find the coach who has never lost a game, straight-up or against the spread, in nine tries in Sweet 16 games at

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