As The Monk noted last year before CBS did, no team has ever trailed by more than 10 points at the half of the NCAA Championship game and won. The record comeback is Kentucky's in 1998 from a 41-31 deficit to Utah. This is a stat that Jim Nantz and Billy Packer should be able to call up in memory IMMEDIATELY considering that they've called every NCAA title game since 1991 and this is the fourth-straight NCAA title game that has ended the first half with one team up by at least 11 points (Syracuse 53-42 over Kansas; UConn 41-26 over Ga. Tech; UNC 40-27 over Illinois; and Florida 36-25 over UCLA).
N.B. -- The Monk is hoping to be able to write his baseball preview all of five days into the season on Friday.
Correction -- Duke beat Maryland 95-84 in the 2001 Final Four; I wrote out the score as 99-84.