7-5 Odds against winning the men’s basketball Final Four for Virginia, followed by Michigan State 2-1, Texas Tech 4-1 and Auburn 7-1, according to oddsmaker Danny Sheridan.
22-0 in Michigan State coach Tom Izzo’s record as a favorite the NCAA Tournament when his team is coming off a straight-up and against-the-spread win the previous game, according to Marc Lawrence of Playbook.com
805 Victories for Belmont men’s basketball coach Rick Bryd, 65, who announced his retirement Monday. He is 12th on the Division I list, just behind Eddie Sutton’s 806 and ahead of Lefty Driesell. He had eight NCAA Tournament appearances.