Fun Facts: NCAA Division I Championship Finals

Congratulations to the NCAA for a wonderful championship in Madison Square Garden!  For all you college wrestling trivia fans, here are some fun facts about the Saturday night Division I finals:

  • Total number of match points scored: 103
    • By winner: 65
  • Match points by period:  
    • 1st: 24  
    • 2nd: 36  
    • 3rd: 41  
    • OT: 2
  • Average margin of victory: 2.7 points
    • Excluding 149 pound match: 1.8 points
  • Percentage of periods with no scoring: 9.7 % (3 of 31)
  • Total number of
    • Takedowns: 26  
    • Near falls: 1
    • Reverses: 0
  • Takedown + escapes, percentage of all match points: 87%
  • First takedown winners: 7
  • 3rd period comebacks: 1
  • Points scored in the last 10 seconds of any period: 11
  • # of matches won by red: 8
  • Probability of red winning 8 of 10 matches with random color assignment: 4.4%

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