Does the first round score really matter?

I think Rob Neyer did a quick study like this not too long ago -- and I'm sure many others have as well. But, well, you certainly know the famous story about writing a long letter, a story that has been attributed to many people. Somebody wrote a very long letter. "If I had more time," Benjamin Franklin or Blaise Pascal or Woodrow Wilson or Mark Twain or someone else ended that letter, "I would have made it shorter."Well, if I had more time I would have looked up the other studies. Instead, I just tried to answer it myself.The question is: Does it MATTER how much a No. 1 seed wins by in the first round* of the NCAA Tournament?

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