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68 NCAA tournament bracket facts
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Posted on 03/18/2013 1:17:30 PM PDT by Perdogg

In the past three years, 54 of 198 (27.3 percent) NCAA tournament games have been decided by three points or fewer (or went to OT), the most in any three-year span in tourney history. Considering that, along with the unpredictable nature of things all season long in college basketball, we should be in for quite a ride during the next three weeks.

So, if you like to consider historical trends -- some more recent than others  when you fill out your bracket, we've got plenty to consider … 68, in fact, in honor of the size of the tourney field. You'll have to decide for yourself which ones have merit in this particular tournament. More than anything, though, we hope you find the information below fun to read as you get excited for the start of the Big Dance.

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TOPICS: Sports
KEYWORDS: basketball; jmu; marchmadness; ncaa

1 posted on 03/18/2013 1:17:30 PM PDT by Perdogg
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To: MikeD; OKIEDOC; Zuben Elgenubi; GOP_Raider; dfwgator; Man50D; Mr. Jeeves; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; ...

ping


2 posted on 03/18/2013 1:18:05 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sen Ted Cruz is my adoptive Senator, Rand Paul for President in 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Only 3 SEC teams made it. Pfhhtttt!


3 posted on 03/18/2013 1:18:59 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?)
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To: Perdogg

I predict the team that scores the most points in the final game will be the NCAA Champion.


4 posted on 03/18/2013 1:39:18 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: eyedigress

That’s three to many!


5 posted on 03/18/2013 1:46:50 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in thee shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: I Drive Too Fast
Or makes their free throws. I'm tired of ESPN playing Darius Washington's fateful misses.
6 posted on 03/18/2013 1:49:09 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in thee shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Perdogg

So how big of a lead will the Gators blow this time?


7 posted on 03/18/2013 1:53:38 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Coldwater Creek

I agree! Florida was the only SEC team in the top FORTY rankings for most of the season.


8 posted on 03/18/2013 2:23:11 PM PDT by RonPaulLives (I won't be a neo-pawn in the game.)
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To: Perdogg

Watch out for South Dakota State in the first round ...


9 posted on 03/18/2013 2:25:21 PM PDT by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: Lmo56
Who knows? They play #10 5th seed. This tournament is pretty much a crap shoot!
10 posted on 03/18/2013 2:37:38 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in thee shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Lmo56
Michigan
11 posted on 03/18/2013 2:46:28 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in thee shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: eyedigress

The SEC was garbage this season. They were lucky to get 3 teams in.


12 posted on 03/18/2013 4:09:41 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: Perdogg

New Mexico is my Final Four sleeper. The way they play defense they may even win it all.

Full discloser, I am a New Mexico homer through and through!!


13 posted on 03/18/2013 4:12:03 PM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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Well at least Ole Miss is in with their resident nut job, Marshall Henderson. I;m embarrassed that he is a Texan.


14 posted on 03/18/2013 4:13:08 PM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in thee shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: Perdogg

This here HokieMom is also a JMU DoooooooooksMom!!


15 posted on 03/18/2013 4:14:27 PM PDT by HokieMom (Pacepa : Can the U.S. afford a president who can't recognize anti-Americanism?)
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To: I Drive Too Fast

I despise march madness.


16 posted on 03/19/2013 9:21:39 AM PDT by sopwith (don't tread on me)
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To: Coldwater Creek

lol, plural no less.


17 posted on 03/19/2013 10:48:25 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Zuben Elgenubi
Yes, plural. Cost us the title, but thanks to Snake Callipari it would have been vacated anyways.
18 posted on 03/19/2013 11:09:14 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in thee shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadows of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: sean327
Our son watched New Mexico play New Mexico State up close and personal.

His comment is that both played so horribly, he swears they will be the first high seed to lose.

Just reporting. Is that racist?

19 posted on 03/19/2013 11:13:17 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Perdogg

Go Green! Go White!


20 posted on 03/19/2013 11:23:17 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (If most people were more than keyboard warriors, we might have won the election)
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To: Perdogg

Go funny birds.

/Rock Chaulk


21 posted on 03/19/2013 11:26:28 AM PDT by KC Burke (Plain Conservative opinions and common sense correction for thirteen years.)
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To: Lakeshark

We shall see. New Mexico plays very good defense. They are built like a Big 10 team. The Lobos will be in the Sweet 16.


22 posted on 03/20/2013 11:06:25 AM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: Perdogg

Well, tonight my alma mater plays for the honor of getting pimpslapped by Indiana on Friday. Someday a 16 seed is going to do the unthinkable, why not this year, right?

GO JMU! GO DUKES!

}:-)4


23 posted on 03/20/2013 3:22:56 PM PDT by Moose4 (SHALL. NOT. BE. INFRINGED.)
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To: sean327

Sorry it didn’t work out. I don’t think Aardvark will make it to the final four in their place.


24 posted on 03/22/2013 7:32:44 AM PDT by Lakeshark (!)
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To: Perdogg

http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/tournament/bracket


25 posted on 03/24/2013 5:13:40 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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