March Madness is a time for numbers. The number one, for instance, represents the top-seeded Kentucky Wildcats or, perhaps, the number of eyebrows that their star freshman forward, Anthony Davis, has.
You know you're good when you not only rock a unibrow with abandon, but your mom shows up to a game with a unibrow mask. Simply put, dude's a beast. If you want some more stunning numbers from the 6-foot-10 Davis, he averaged more than 14 points, 10 rebounds and almost five blocks per game during the season.
One more number: He celebrated a birthday Sunday. His 19th.
But the tournament is much bigger than one player, and there are several teams - especially in the loaded South region - that will be looking to take John Calipari's Wildcats down a notch.
The games tip off today at 12:15 p.m. ET. Here's a look at the tournament by the numbers, with big ups to Amy Roberts at the CNN Library for putting these together:
67 – Number of games in the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.
68 – Number of teams invited to be in the tournament.
1 in 4,294,967,296 – Chances of creating the perfect bracket through the first round.
1986 – The year the three-point shot was introduced to college basketball.
4,118 – Pebbles on the official March Madness game ball, the "Solution" by Wilson.
$49.95 – Price of a spandex "Superfan" suit.
$9.95 – How about a fuzzy wig to match your "Superfan" suit?
8 – Teams with a feline mascot, the best represented animal genre in the Big Dance (Kentucky Wildcats, Memphis Tigers, Davidson Wildcats, BYU Cougars, Missouri Tigers, Kansas State Wildcats, Vermont Catamounts, Ohio Bobcats - and no, we didn't count Cincinnati because a Bearcat isn't really a cat. It's of the viverridae family, as opposed to felidae. If you'd care to argue, we'd kindly ask that you go elsewhere as today is about basketball, not obscure taxonomy. Thank you.)
11 – Most times a school has won the tournament. (UCLA, which this year is watching from home - as is 11/12 of the Pac 12 after Cal had their butts handed to them by the South Florida Bulls on Wednesday night. All hope's riding on you, Colorado)
39 – Fewest points ever scored by a winning team in the NCAA Final: Wisconsin over Washington State in 1941.
1939 – Year of the first tournament
23 – Years in a row Kansas has been invited to the tournament, a record.
3 – Times Kansas has won the championship (1952, 1988, 2008).
10 – Most tournament final wins by any coach: John Wooden of UCLA.
1.2% – Likelihood a NCAA men's basketball player will make it to the NBA, according to the NCAA's 2010 numbers.
1 – Years President Barack Obama has predicted the winner of the tournament: North Carolina in 2009 (this will be his fourth tournament since becoming commander in chief).
2 – Times he has chosen Kansas to win: 2010 and 2011 (the prez is going with UNC again this year, which in a wacky election season is sure to elicit GOP cries that he is forsaking the Heartland).
$738 million – Amount of CBS and Turner ad revenue for March Madness in 2011.
86 – Percent of workers surveyed who plan to follow March Madness games (PDF) and scores from work.
1.7 million – Times on the first day of March Madness in 2011 that CBS' "Boss Button" was pushed by employees watching from their desks. That is some grade A shirking, America. I bet we're on par with the Brits during the World Cup.
27 – Percent of men who will compete in an office pool for March Madness this year.
13 – Percent of women who will join the office pool.