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54K
TOTAL TICKET SALES expected for NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament games taking place March 15 and 17 at the Rose Garden

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54K
TOTAL TICKET SALES expected for NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament games taking place March 15 and 17 at the Rose Garden

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$10M
Estimated boost to the economy for a CITY HOSTING second- and third-round games

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1939
Year of the FIRST-EVER NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, won by the University of Oregon for the state’s only championship.

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6’1”
AVERAGE HEIGHT of the 1939 Oregon team, nicknamed the “Tall Firs” for their intimidating stature (2011 champion Connecticut averaged 6’7”)

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1.2%
Likelihood of a college player REACHING THE PROFESSIONAL LEVEL

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$10 + B
Payment to the NCAA for TOURNEY TELEVISION RIGHTS under a 2010 contract

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147 quintillion
Possible variations of the tournament’s 68-TEAM BRACKET

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