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March Madness: Do the Tallest Teams Always Win the NCAA Championship?

Keith Bormuth

As it turns out, college basketball teams that are taller are likely to win more games than teams that are shorter. For every extra inch in the average playing height of the team, they are expected to win a little more than two games more than they would have otherwise -- highly statistically significant. Height alone explains more than 11% of the differences in a team's winning percentage.

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