High School Basketball

Numbers to know heading into the 100th boys’ Sweet Sixteen

Shelby Valley High School’s Elisha Justice waved to the crowd as he and his teammates headed for a pep rally after the school’s 2010 state championship. Justice is now the Pikeville head coach and led the Panthers to the Sweet Sixteen in his first season as head coach at the school this year.
Shelby Valley High School’s Elisha Justice waved to the crowd as he and his teammates headed for a pep rally after the school’s 2010 state championship. Justice is now the Pikeville head coach and led the Panthers to the Sweet Sixteen in his first season as head coach at the school this year.

Sixteen numbers to know about the boys’ Sweet Sixteen, which will celebrate its 100th edition this March:

62: Schools that have won state championships in boys’ basketball.

16: Schools that won state championships and are no longer in existence.

6: Total championships won by Henry Clay and Lafayette, tied for the most in history.

4: Regions from which Manual has earned Sweet Sixteen berths, the most of any program (the Crimsons, now in the 7th Region, have played in the 4th, 5th and 6th Regions).

7: Private schools that have won state titles: St. Xavier (4), Breckinridge Training, Covington Catholic, Lexington Catholic, Millersburg Military Institute, Trinity, University Heights.

334: Most points scored by a tournament champion over four games (Central, 1969).

9: Fewest wins by a region champion coming into the tournament (Male, 1947).

38: Most wins by a region champion coming into the tournament (Nebo, 1936).

12: Schools have won the tournament in their first appearance. University Heights in 1992 was the most recent.

43: Appearances by Owensboro, the most of any program.

50: Fouls called in the 1998 finals between Scott County and Paintsville, the record for a tournament game.

48: Largest margin of victory in a state championship game. Lexington defeated Frankfort, 55-7, in the 1922 finals.

61: Years that have passed since the 14th Region produced a champion, the longest existing drought for any of the 16 regions.

0: Free throws made in the quarterfinal game between Manual and Clark County in 1921.

88: Rebounds by Wes Unseld in the 1964 tournament, topping his own record of 72 set the year before.

103: Schools that have participated in the state tournament this century.

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

 
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