Something you may or may not have known about each team in the field, in no particular order
1. Coastal Carolina: The team’s Chanticleer mascot — a rooster — is taken from Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales.”
2. Wofford: Student section is known as “Youngstown,” after longtime coach Mike Young.
3. Eastern Kentucky: Most famous graduate: Lee Majors, below, the Six-Million Dollar Man.
4. Harvard: Last year’s first-round upset of New Mexico was Crimson’s first-ever NCAA tournament win.
5. Delaware: The Blue Hen is the state bird of Delaware.
6. Manhattan: Actually located in the Bronx.
7. Gonzaga: Has made it past the first weekend just four times in 14 NCAA tournament appearances under Coach Mark Few.
8. Milwaukee: Coach Rob Jeter was the leading scorer of Portugal’s pro league in 1992-93.
9. Wichita State: WuShock, the team’s mascot, predates the Wu-Tang Clan by 44 years.
10. Mercer: Making first NCAA tournament appearance since 1985.
11. Virginia: Cavs star Joe Harris is a self-professed Katy Perry fan.
12. George Washington: Coach Mike Lonergan won the Division III national title as Catholic’s coach in 2001.
13. Mount St. Mary’s: Got away with having six players on the court late in their Northeast Conference quarterfinal win.
14. North Dakota State: Changed nickname to “Bison” in 1919 because football coach hated “Aggies” nickname.
15. American: 65.7 percent of the Eagles’ field goals come off assists, the best mark in the nation.
16. Kansas: The “Rock, Chalk, Jayhawk” chant originated with the school’s Science Club in 1886.
17. Kentucky: Making its 53rd NCAA tournament appearance, the most in the nation.
18. Villanova: One of two programs to make an NCAA tournament appearance in every decade since the 1930s.
19. Ohio State: The other program to make an NCAA tournament appearance in every decade since the 1930s.
20. Creighton: Doug McDermott is likely to become the first three-time first-team all-American since 1985.
21. Florida: One of two schools to repeat as NCAA champion since tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.
22. Oklahoma: Lon Kruger is the only coach to take five programs to the NCAA tournament.
23. Massachusetts: Made seven straight NCAA tournaments from 1991 to 1998. Only other appearance was 1962.
24. Dayton: Lost in national title game in 1967. Has won just six NCAA tournament games since then (three in 1984 alone).
25. VCU: Coach Shaka Smart is named after the famous Zulu warrior.
26. Michigan: School does not have a mascot, saying it would be “undignified.”
27. Wisconsin: Badgers had eight winning seasons from 1954 to 1995. They have had one losing season since then.
28. Michigan State: 17 straight NCAA tournament bids is third-longest active streak behind Kansas (25), Duke (18).
29. Duke: Blue Titans, Blue Eagles, Polar Bears, Royal Blazes and Blue Warriors were also considered for Duke’s nickname.
30. North Carolina: Hasn’t lost in first round of the tournament since 1999 (11 appearances since).
31. Pittsburgh: As a player at TCU, Coach Jamie Dixon once hit a half-court shot to beat Texas in 1986.
32. Saint Louis: According to the school, a Billiken is “an elflike creature with pixie ears, a mischievous smile and a tuft of hair on his pointed head.”
33. BYU: Out of this year’s tournament teams, Cougars have most all-time wins without a national title.
34. Nebraska: Has never won an NCAA tournament game in six appearances.
35. Arizona: Coach Sean Miller shares a home town — Beaver Falls, Pa. — with NFL legend Joe Namath.
36. Saint Joseph’s: The Hawk mascot flaps his wings an estimated 3,500 times per game.
37. Texas: In 9 of 14 NCAA tournament appearances as Longhorns coach, Rick Barnes has lost to a lower-seeded team.
38. Iowa State: Coach Fred “The Mayor” Hoiberg” scored 1,993 points during his player career for the Cyclones, and he also received several write-in votes during the 1993 Ames, Iowa, mayoral election.
39. Louisville: Plays home games in the KFC Yum! Center, the downtown location of which was decided in a 16-1 vote by a municipal task force; the lone dissenting vote came from Papa John’s founder John Schnatter.
40. Cincinnati: “Bearcats” nickname dates back to 1914 and was originally “Baehr-cats,” a reference to star football player Leonard K. “Teddy” Baehr.
41. San Diego State: Forward Dwayne Polee II is part of just the second father-son duo to win Los Angeles player of the year honors.
42. Connecticut: Last had a losing record in 1986-87, former coach Jim Calhoun’s first season guiding the Huskies.
43. UCLA: The 31 points scored by Coach Steve Alford’s son Bryce against Oregon stand as the second-highest single game total by a freshman in school history.
44. Baylor: Star center Isaiah Austin is blind in his right eye and wears a prosthetic eye cover.
45. Oregon: Honors the U.S. troops it met while opening season in South Korea by breaking huddle with “Hoo-ah!” instead of the traditional “Team!”
46. Memphis: Plays at the FedEx Forum, where it has the most home wins in the country since the 2004-05 season.
47. Oklahoma State: In November, Marcus Smart became the first active student-athlete to pick a game on ESPN’s “College Gameday;” he correctly chose the Cowboys to defeat Baylor.
48. Stanford: The Tree is the official mascot of the Stanford Band, not the school’s athletic programs.
49. Syracuse: In 1991, John Feinstein (then with the National sports newspaper) called Jim Boeheim the worst in-game coach in America. Boeheim now has 947 career wins.
50. Texas Southern: As No. 15 seed, almost upset second-seeded Arkansas in 1995, when Razorbacks advanced to national title game.
51. Kansas State: Located in Manhattan, Kansas, a little over 1300 miles from Manhattan, New York.
52. Arizona State: 7-2 center Jordan Bachynski broke his own Pac-12 single-season record for shot blocks.
53. Albany: In 2006, No. 16 Great Danes led No. 1 U-Conn. by 12 with 11 minutes left, lost by 13.
54. New Mexico: Home court at “The Pit” is 37 feet below street level.
55. Western Michigan: Four NCAA tournament bids in 101 years of competition.
56. North Carolina Central: Two teams from Durham, N.C., in NCAA tournament. Indiana, Illinois have zero combined.
57. Tulsa: Almost were called the Golden Tornadoes, but that had been taken by someone else so Golden Hurricane it is.
58. Iowa: Forward Aaron White is the only player in the country to shoot better than 55 percent from the field and 80 percent from the line.
59. Colorado: Making third straight appearance after missing tournament in 12 of previous 14 years.
60. Xavier: One of two teams from non-BCS conferences in Forbes’s list of the most valuable college basketball programs in the country.
61. Tennessee: Claims one national championship from 1916, before the NCAA existed.
62. Weber State: Forward Joel Bolomboy was born in Russia, where his mother is from; his father is from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
63. Stephen F. Austin: Lumberjacks fans make a hand signal meant to convey the phrase, “Axe ’em, Jacks!”
64. N.C. State: Assistant coach Dereck Whittenburg put up the air ball that Lorenzo Charles dunked to win the 1983 national title.
65. Providence: Guard Bryce Cotton leads the nation by averaging 39.9 minutes per game and averaged 41.9 minutes per Big East game.
66. New Mexico State: Freshman Tanveer Bhullar is 7 feet 3, 335 pounds, just a little smaller than older brother and teammate, Sim, who checks in at 7-5, 360.
67. Cal Poly: The lowest seed (No. 7) ever to win the Big West tournament.
68. Louisiana Lafayette: The school is adamant that its name should never be abbreviated to “ULL.”