Conference call

The Atlantic Coast Conference has the most tournament championships, based on teams’ current affiliations, with 12.

Duke has won the title all five times it has made the trip, and North Carolina won for the fourth time last year, one better than Syracuse’s total.

The ACC’s winning percentage of .736 (67-24) is also a tournament best.

The Big Ten is the leader in total victories, with a 70-43 record (.619).

The Big Ten also ranks second in titles, with six.

Tallest and shortest

Two players in this year’s field are listed as 5-foot-10 — Marquette’s Cam Marotta and Chaminade’s Dantley Walker.

In all, five players are listed as under 6 feet.

Four teams have 7-footers, and three have a player listed as 7-1 — Michigan (Jon Teske), Cal (Kingsley Okoroh) and Chaminade (Nate Pollard).

Around the world

California and Chaminade each have three players who list countries other than the United States as home.

The Golden Bears’ roster includes Derek King (China), Kingsley Okoroh (England) and Grant Anticevich (Australia).

The Silverswords have Kane Keil (New Zea­land), Eliet Donley (Japan) and Dillon Bur­gess (Australia).

Australia is home to four players in the field overall — the others are LSU’s Duop Reath and Marquette’s Harry Froling.

Big blue marks

Michigan’s 10 wins on Maui are tied for the fifth most. Two victories this week would pull the Wolverines equal with Kan­sas and Kentucky for third on the victory list.

The only other team that can reach double digits in Valley Isle victories this year is Chaminade, which has a 7-90 record.

The record for Maui wins belongs to North Carolina, which has gone 18-3 in seven appearances. Duke (15-0) is second.


Lynn Babington, who became the Chaminade University president in August, attended the University of Michigan as an undergraduate. … Marquette coach Steve Wojciechowski had a raspy voice at the coaches’ news conference Sunday. When asked about it, he said: “This is our first-day-of practice-to-last-game-of-the-year voice.” … In the charity free-throw contest in which each coach was paired with a Maui youth, Wichita State coach Greg Marshall shot underhand, citing recent shoulder surgery.


“We always make them do push-ups or run sprints if they do something that is not winning basketball. But if they do something that’s really good, all right, then let the coach do some push-ups. … I’m just rewarding them. They love to see the coaches in some pain.”

— Michigan coach

John Beilein, on how he directs practices


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