2005-06 By the numbers
19,334: Seating capacity for Boston's TD Banknorth Garden, site of the Final Four.
2002: Last time a season began without Connecticut as the defending national champion.
1993: The first year the women's Final Four sold out in advance.
1,907: Career points for LSU's Seimone Augustus, the national player of the year last season.
882: Victories for Tennessee coach Pat Summitt, the most in Division I basketball, men's or women's.
500: The Associated Press preseason poll will be the 500th since the rankings began in 1976.
66: Hall of Fame coach Sue Gunter was 66 when she died Aug. 4.
36: Years Jody Conradt of Texas has coached, the most in Division I.
32: Teams in the first NCAA tournament in 1982.
25: The 2006 NCAA Tournament will be the 25th for women.
24: NCAA Tournament appearances by Tennessee and Louisiana Tech.
20' 6": Distance for the experimental 3-point line to be used in some tournaments this season.
20: Defending NCAA champion Baylor's winning streak.
16: Teams in the expanded Big East Conference.
10: Seconds a team will have to get the ball across halfcourt under another experimental rule.
6: NCAA championships won by Tennessee.
5: NCAA championships won by Connecticut.
3: NCAA championships won by schools other than Connecticut or Tennessee since 1995.
1: Coaches who have guided a team to the NCAA championship and played on a national championship team (Baylor's Kim Mulkey-Robertson played at Louisiana Tech).
Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press
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