Monday, March 16, 2009

NCAA basketball trivia question

Wherein this was first written as a what do these have in common question Upon reflection I prefer this formulation


Eleven states have never had a college reach the Final Four of the men's NCAA basketball tournament (Division 1). How many can you name?

I'll list the answers in the comments on Wednesday, or you can look at this cool graphic in the NY Times.

4 Comments:

Blogger XWL said...

I cheated and looked at the map, think I would have guessed 8 of them correctly, 1 incorrectly and been incapable of coming up with three of them.

3/17/2009 01:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Reggae said...

I counted 13. I guessed 9 correct.

3/18/2009 04:13:00 PM  
Blogger bill said...

I forgot Hawaii and Alaska because they weren't on the graphic:

Alabama
Idaho
Maine
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
North Dakota
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Vermont

3/18/2009 05:09:00 PM  
Blogger XWL said...

Memphis made the championship game last season, so Tennessee should be off that list. I think Missouri is the most surprising State to be included, and New Hampshire is a surprising exclusion (can you really count Dartmouth from a billion years ago?)

And though it's hardly a state (just one big tax haven for businesses), Delaware should be on the list.

3/18/2009 05:31:00 PM  

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