Facts, stats and fun stuff culled from, among other sources, the thumbnails on all 68 NCAA teams put together by the Daily News sports staff — East, South, Midwest, West. Friday evening matchups will post at 4 p.m. Friday.
12:15 (CBS) Cincinnati vs. Texas
BoopNotes: Five of Bearcats’ 10 losses were by two or less or in overtime ... Three of Texas’ 13 losses were to Missouri (30-4).
12:40 (TRU) San Diego State vs. North Carolina State
BoopNotes: SDSU has won 23 of its last 28 games in March ... Five Wolfpack players score in double figures.
1:40 (TBS) Creighton vs. Alabama
BoopNotes: Bluejays’ Doug McDermott is first sophomore to be named MVC Player of the Year. Larry Bird, who averaged 32.8 points, 13.3 rebounds and 4.4 assists as a sophomore, did not make either of the two all-conference teams that season ... Crimson Tide shoots just 28.5% from the arc, their opponents 28.3%.
2:10 (TNT) Florida vs. Virginia
BoopNotes: Gators lost six of last 10, including four of last five after losing leading rebounder Will Yeguete to a broken foot ... Cavs also lost six of final 10. They have lost freshman guard Malcolm Brogdon and senior center Assane Sene to injuries.
2:45 (CBS) Florida State vs. St. Bonaventure
BoopNotes: FSU holds teams to 38.05% shooting from the floor ... Hank Gathers' nephew Jordan starts as a freshman for the Bonnies.
3:10 (TRU) Georgetown vs. Belmont
BoopNotes: Hoyas haven’t won an NCAA or NIT game since 2008 ... Bruins lost opener at Duke, 77-76, then by 16 at Memphis. They are 27-5 since then.
4:10 (TBS) North Carolina vs. Vermont
BoopNotes: Tar Heels lost by 33 at Florida State on Jan. 14 ... Vermont coach John Becker’s career record was 6-44 entering this season.
4:40 (TNT) Missouri vs. Norfolk State
BoopNotes: Tigers shoot 39.6% from the arc as a team ... NSU lost to Marquette by 31 on Nov. 14, but by just two a week later in a Virgin Islands tourney.