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Duke’s Krzyzewski leads high-profile coaching contingent at 2012 NCAA tourney

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Exactly one-quarter of the 68 coaches in this year’s NCAA Div. I men’s basketball tournament have a coaching resume that includes 20 or more games coached in the year-ending tourney. Leading the group is Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski who leads this year’s tourney contingent with 102 tourney games coached, 79 wins, a .775 winning percentage, and an average of 2.93 wins per tournament.

Here’s a look at the 17 coaches who go into this year’s tournament with at least 20 games coached in the event.

Coach, NCAA tourney games, record, winning percentage, average wins per tournament

Mike Krzyzewski, Duke            102     79-23     .775     2.93

Roy Williams, North Carolina     77     58-19     .753     2.76

Jim Boeheim, Syracuse             72     45-27     .625     1.61

Jim Calhoun, Connecticut          70     51-19     .729     2.32

Rick Pitino, Louisville                 53     38-15     .717     2.38

Tom Izzo, Michigan State          48     35-13     .729     2.5

Bob Huggins, West Virginia       46     27-19     .587     1.42

John Calipari, Kentucky             45     32-13     .711     2.46

Bill Self, Kansas                         40     28-12     .700     2.15

Rick Barnes, Texas                    39     20-19     .513     1.05

Billy Donovan, Florida                34     25-9       .735     2.27

Steve Fisher, San Diego St.       32     22-10     .688     2.0

Mike Montgomery, California     31     17-14     .548    1.21

Rick Majerus, St. Louis              29     18-11     .621     1.64

Thad Matta, Ohio State             25      16-9       .640    1.78

Bo Ryan, Wisconsin                  24     14-10      .583    1.4

Mark Few, Gonzaga                  24     12-12     .500     1.0

Note: Fourteen coaches are making their first appearance in the NCAA tournament: Dave Rice (UNLV), Fred Hoiberg (Iowa State), Tad Boyce (Colorado), Scott Nagy (South Dakota State), Sean Woods (Mississippi Valley State), Ray Harper (Western Kentucky), Steve Prohm (Murray State), Tim Miles (Colorado State), Tim Cluess (Iona), Anthony Evans (Norfolk St.), Mike Schmidt (St. Bonaventure), Jimmy Patjos (Loyola), Pat Knight (Lamar), John Becker (Vermont).