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2009 NCAA tournament: By the numbers

Originally Published: March 18, 2009
By Jeremy Lundblad | ESPN Stats and Information

From 1-65, here's a look at the nuggets, factoids and did-you-knows that will have you ready for the NCAA tourney …

65 -- The field expanded to 65 in 2001 with the inclusion of an opening round game. The result is wins for a bunch of schools not used to NCAA tournament success. However, once those teams go on to face a 1-seed, it's a different story. The average margin of defeat in those eight games is 27.3 points. The last two were decided by 39 and 40 points.

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