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Going the Extra Mile
Ivan Maisel
November 20, 2000
Entering this season there had been 99 overtime games—and never more than 26 in a year—since the NCAA instituted overtime in 1996. With three weeks left in the season, 32 OT games have already been played. Here are some facts and figures on this season's overtime games, of which there were five last weekend.
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November 20, 2000

Going The Extra Mile

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Entering this season there had been 99 overtime games—and never more than 26 in a year—since the NCAA instituted overtime in 1996. With three weeks left in the season, 32 OT games have already been played. Here are some facts and figures on this season's overtime games, of which there were five last weekend.

?Home teams are 16-16.
?Teams that got the ball first in overtime are 12-20.
?Teams that had the last possession are 13-19.
?Teams that scored last in regulation are 16-16.
?Losers have committed 14 turnovers in OT, winners one.
?Winners average 8.4 points in overtime, losers 3.9.
?Leagues with most OT games: C-USA and Pac-10 with six.
?Overtime games that went at least two extra periods: 15.

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