Published Thursday, March 7, 2013 AT 12:11 AM / Updated at 12:11 AM
Nebraska boys state basketball tournament by the numbers
Stu Pospisil Omaha World-Herald

2: Teams averaging 70 points or more: Southern Valley (Class C-2), Paxton (D-1).

2: Previous qualifiers looking for first wins at state: Adams Central (C-1), Southern Valley (C-2).

3: Teams with losing records: Papillion-La Vista South (9-15, A), Crofton (11-13, C-2), Johnson-Brock (12-14, D-1).

3: Unbeaten teams, Wahoo (26-0, C-1), Howells-Dodge (26-0, D-1), Paxton (25-0, D-1).

4: First-time qualifiers: Papillion-La Vista South (A), Elkhorn South (B), Howells-Dodge (D-1), Spalding/Spalding Academy (D-1).

4: Teams scoring under 50 points a game.

4: Starters for Omaha Central scoring 10 points or more, the most of any tournament team.

4: Returning state champions: Omaha Central (Class A), Scottsbluff (Class B), O’Neill St. Mary’s (D-1), Giltner (D-2).

5: Consecutive years at state for Giltner and Sterling (both D-2).

9: Consecutive state-tournament victories by three-time champion Omaha Central.

9: State titles for Omaha Central and Wahoo, the most among 2013 qualifiers.

18: Schools with teams in the girls and boys basketball tournaments.

22: Repeat qualifiers in this year’s tournament.

31.5: Points allowed per game by Sutton (C-2), leading the state.

32: Teams scoring under 60 points a game.

41: Tournament appearances by Omaha Central, the most of any 2013 qualifier.

64: Height, in inches, of Fremont Bergan freshman Blake Dieckmann, at 5-foot-4, the shortest player at state.

75.7: Scoring average for Paxton (D-1), highest among tourney teams.

81: Height, in inches, of 6-9 Southern Valley senior Spencer Kucera and Central senior Akoy Agau. They’re the tallest player in the fields.

85: Years between state-tournament appearances for Crofton (C-2).

585: Points this season for junior Rylee Reinertson of Gibbon (C-1).

93,385: Paid attendance at the 2012 tourney.

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