. . . If Florida and coach Billy Donovan win it all, it makes him one of six guys to win three or more? John Wooden (10), Adolph Rupp (4), Coach K (4) Bobby Knight (3), Jim Calhoun (3). And he's only 48. Buy him two Tylenol, because that's sick.
. . . The previous time the NCAA held a Final Four in the "North Texas" area (Dallas, 1986), a team from Kentucky won it? Louisville.
. . . Wisconsin's Dukan was a ball boy for the Chicago Bulls in the glory years? "I tripped a ref once," says Dukan. "My legs were stretched out and he tripped and fell right in front of us. And then the calls started going against us and all the players are like, 'Way to go Duje!' " Then there was that time, when he was 6 and cried because Scottie Pippen got champagne all over his new Bulls T-shirt. "Well, it was my favorite shirt," Dukan says.
. . . If this Final Four were settled with a 1-on-1 tournament between the coaches, UConn would win in a rout? Huskies coach Kevin Ollie played 13 years in the NBA. Donovan played one. Wisconsin's Bo Ryan played none, and he wasn't exactly a Shabazz at Wilkes University. Calipari played a pretty spiffy point guard at Clarion for two seasons.
. . . If this Final Four were settled by checking accounts, Kentucky would win in a rout? Calipari gets $5.2 million per year, Donovan $3.7 million, Ryan $2.1 million, Ollie $1.3 million.
. . . How to tell Kentucky's fabulous freshmen guards, Andrew and Aaron Harrison, apart? It's not easy. Andrew's eyes are a little sleepier. Aaron is listed as 3 pounds heavier. Andrew is ranked as a slightly better pro prospect. Aaron's shooting heroics got them past Louisville and Michigan and into the Final Four. The two were so close that even though they grew up in a house with six bedrooms, they chose to share one.
. . . Wisconsin sharpshooter Ben Brust has Super Glued his shoes together three times now this season? He also likes to jump over the row of photographers under the basket on the way to the halftime locker room. He's also a NASCAR freak.
. . . Florida bruiser Patric Young might make a pretty good NFL tight end if the NBA doesn't work out? Young has the bloodlines. His father, Robert Young, played TE in the USFL for the Tampa Bay Bandits and Jacksonville Bulls. Young even worked out with the Gators' football team.
. . . AT&T Stadium in ARLINGTON, Texas, can seat 85,000, which is more than the combined attendance capacity of all four schools' arenas?
. . . There are only two players with NBA dads? Wisconsin's Traevon Jackson is the son of Jim Jackson, who played 14 years in the league. And Florida's Billy Donovan Jr. plays for his dad. (OK, one and a third.)
. . . On a white chalkboard in the Wisconsin home locker room, the players keep track of all the names Ryan has mispronounced? "We're up to about 150 now," says Dukan. Their favorite? Victor "Olapeepo."
. . . Calipari has had 29 players drafted in the NBA? The other three coaches combined don't come anywhere close.
. . . Florida forward Will Yeguete speaks fluent French? That might be because he's from Bordeaux.
. . . SMU, which beat UConn twice this season, was not allowed in this tournament?
. . . SMU isn't in North Texas, either?
Oh, you did? Never mind then.