Equal Opportunity Final Four?

StateFans Nation uncovered a very interesting statistic that I had not noticed. Over the past five seasons, only one team has had more than one Final Four appearance, Kansas in 2002 and 2003 (with Roy Williams, who also took UNC last year). That means 19 different teams have reached college hoops’ Mount Olympus in the last five years. No repeats from Duke, UNC, Connecticut, Kentucky, Michigan State, UCLA, Indiana or Arizona.
Pretty damn interesting, I think. I also think it’s an anomaly. Look for UNC, Duke and UConn to make some more appearances in the coming years.
I should point out that the well-intentioned fellows at SFN use that statistic as yet another cudgel with which to bash Herb Sendek.

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