• The Bruins are seeded fourth, their highest seeding since they were a No. 1 seed in 2008. The last time the Bruins were seeded fourth was 1995-96, the season after they won their last
UCLA Coach Steve Alford won the NCAA title as a player with Indiana in 1987. Tulsa Coach Danny Manning won the NCAA title the following year playing for Kansas. Only Bob Knight, Dean Smith and Joe B. Hall have won NCAA championships as a player and coach.
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The Bruins have sent 80 players to the
The Bruins finished the regular season with a 26-8 record, the 48th time they have won at least 20 games, including 31 times in the 39 years since John Wooden retired in 1975. With a 20-12 record, Tulsa won 20 games for the first time since 2009-10. The Golden Hurricane has won at least 20 games 21 times, with 20 of those seasons coming since 1975.
The Bruins are averaging 81.8 points a game, their highest since averaging 83.1 in 1997-98.
Jordan Adams set a Bruins record this season with 90 steals, breaking the mark of 82 set by Cameron Dollar in 1996-97.
The Bruins are 99-38 in NCAA tournament play and have won a record 11 titles. Tulsa is 12-14 and has never advanced past the Elite Eight.