BY Steve Rudman 08:02AM 03/15/2011

Numbers Crunch

Zeitgeist’s got numbers — good, bad, amusing, intriguing — that take the pulse of the Seattle sports scene.

    March 13-19, 2011

  • 2
    Huskies who hit halfcourt buzzer-beaters during Washington’s practice in Time Warner Cable Arena Thursday. Scott Suggs hit first, then Desmond Simmons swished his attempt. In addition to the two makes, there were a multitude of ugly attempts. (Todd Dybas).
  • 17
    Number of questions, out of 22 total, that Tennessee players and coach Bruce Pearl answered Thursday about Pearl’s job status (Todd Dybas).
  • 60
    Percentage of times that a No. 7 seed (Washington) defeats a No. 10 seed (Georgia) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Heading into this year’s Tournament, No. 7 seeds had a 51-33 record against No. 10 seeds. Recent No. 10 seed upsets: Nevada over Michigan State, 2004; Arizona State over Memphis, 2003 (Steve Rudman).
  • 3
    Mariner minor leaguers that are ranked in the top 100 of all minor league prospects by Baseball America. 2B Dustin Ackley is No. 12, RHP Michael Pineda is No. 16 and SS Nick Franklin is No. 53 (John Hickey).
  • 10
    Years since 15th-seeded Hampton University upset No. 2 Iowa State 58-57 in Boise. Hampton gets another shot at history Friday, this time as a 16 seed facing top-seeded Duke in Charlotte (Todd Dybas).
  • 12
    The number of 2011 preseason and regular season games the Sounders strikers and wingers have gone without scoring a goal in the run of play.
  • 165
    Number of wins for UW basketball coach Lorenzo Romar since 2005 — the most by a coach in any seven-year span in school history (Steve Rudman).
  • 0
    The number of times Washington has won a basketball game in the state of North Carolina. The Huskies are 0-8 all-time there (Todd Dybas).
  • 47
    The potential number of games the Seattle Sounders will play this season if successful in three competitions — MLS, Open Cup and CONCACAF Champions League — and one international friendly (Stanley Holmes).
  • 85
    Since the beginning of the Pac-10 Conference (1978), the number of times Washington has won a game by three or fewer points, including twice in the just-completed Pac-10 tournament, 89-87 over Washington State and 77-75 in overtime against Arizona (Steve Rudman).
  • 2
    Times that the University of Washington has been a No. 7 seed in the NCAA Tournament. As a No. 7 in 1999, the Huskies were upset by Miami of Ohio 75-74 in New Orleans, despite 28 points by Donald Watts. The Huskies are a No. 7 in this year’s tournament (Steve Rudman).
  • 2802
    Miles from Seattle to Charlotte, N.C., when the Huskies will play in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. It’s the farthest distance to travel for any competing team (Todd Dybas).
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  • Eric K

    ESPN threads are hilarious, all the Packers fans whining but none of them mention that the only reason they were ahead was because their TD drive got kept alive on a bogus PI call on 3rd down.

    Not to mention that Rodgers had so much time to throw in the 2nd half because they started tackling the Seahawks D-line on every passing play.

    I don’t think the simultaneous catch call was even wrong, Tate had two hands on the ball too. You can grant that he pushed off, but they never call tat on hail Mary’s. But OK grant that, the Hawks should have won 7-6