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March Madness is about to tip off, but while you wait check out these random facts and odds about the Tournament.
Random NCAA Tournament Facts
The average fan fills out 4.5 brackets, and it takes them 1 hour and 15 minutes to do it.
Americans will spend almost 8.4 million hours watching March Madness games at work, and most employers don't mind.
The largest margin of victory in the tournament is 64 points. In 1963, Loyola beat Tennessee Tech 111 - 47.
Only 7 teams have won the Tournament with an undefeated record.
A 5-seed has never won.
The lowest seed to ever win is an 11-seed.
A 1-seed hasn't made it to the Final Four only 3 times.
When the tournament began in 1939 there were only eight teams seeded.
1973 was the first year the NCAA Championship was broadcast during prime time.
Only three coaches have won the National Title as a player and a coach...Bobby Knight, Joe Hall, and Dean Smith
Kansas coach Bill Self has taken three different schools to the Elite Eight (Tulsa, Illinois, Kansas).
Twelve coaches have won the tournament while coaching at their Alma mater.
Thirteen coaches have won more than once.
$2.5 Billion is illegally gambled on March Madness each year.
Speaking of gambling, here are some random March Madness betting odds.
Which 1-seed will be the first to be eliminated from the tournament?
Will a 16-seed advance past the round of 64?
How will the sum of the seeds be in the Final Four?
What seed will the champion be?
9-seed or higher
What conference will the champion come from?
Atlantic Coast Conference
American Athletic Conference
South Eastern Conference
Will there be a repeat of Michigan vs Louisville in the final?
What will be the largest margin of victory in the Round of 64?
What will be the most about of points scored by one team in the Round of 64?