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NCAA tournament: 68 bracket facts

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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