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Numbers to know for the DI Round of 16

  UCLA has made the Round of 16 in 38 consecutive years.

With the first two rounds of the DI championship in the books, all eyes turn to Athens, Georgia, where the final four rounds will be held in a span of five days. Here are 16 numbers to know heading into the final rounds. 

16: Teams left in the tournament.

0: NCAA tournament wins Columbia had prior to this year. Columbia beat East Tennessee State and Vanderbilt to advance to the Round of 16 this year, becoming only the second Ivy League team in history to make it this far.

1: How many times Tennessee has now advanced to the final site from a road regional. The Volunteers beat Elon and Duke in Durham, North Carolina, to be one of the final 16 teams.

2: Unseeded teams left in the tournament, Tennessee beat No. 11 seed Duke while California took down eighth-seeded Texas A&M.

3: Years in a row that Virginia has made the national championship match. The Cavaliers are 1-2 in those matches, finally breaking through last year in a 4-3 victory against UCLA.

4: SEC teams left in the tournament, most of any conference. Three other conferences (Pac-12, Big 12, ACC) have three teams, while the Big 10 has two. The only other conference to have a representative at the final site is the Ivy League, with Columbia.

5: First-round matches decided by 4-3 scores.

6: Times that teams in Round of 16 matches have met each other this season. Virginia has beaten Notre Dame twice this season and Ohio State, Texas, Baylor and Oklahoma have already taken a match against their Round of 16 opponent this sseason.

10: Years it has been since Illinois has gone unbeaten at home. The Fighting Illini had to rally from 3-0 down to Memphis in the second round to get the clean slate at the Khan Outdoor Tennis Complex.

15: Texas A&M had won all 15 home matches this year before California ended that streak with a 4-3 win on Sunday. The Aggies had a 20-match home win streak, dating back to last season.

20: Home regional wins Texas now has, compared to zero losses. The Longhorns defeated Marist and Mississippi State this past weekend in the final matches in the history of Penick-Allison Tennis Center.

23: First- and second-round matches decided by 4-0 scores.

38: Years in a row that UCLA has made it to the Round of 16. In those matches, the Bruins have advanced 36 times. The next longest streak is Baylor, who has made 13 in a row.

99: Career wins for Kentucky's No. 1 singles player Tom Jomby, who may not get the chance to get his 100th win. Jomby hurt his leg in the Wildcats' win against Clemson in the second round.

100: Career wins at home for Ohio State's Peter Kobelt at home. Kobelt, a fifth-year senior, finishes his home career with a 100-0 ledger.

191: Home matches won in a row by Ohio State after its two wins this past weekend. Earlier this season, the Buckeyes set a NCAA record in any sport for longest win streak at home.


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