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By Kerry Close
March 17, 2016
Head coach Mike Krzyzewski of the Duke Blue Devils directs his team during their game against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at Cameron Indoor Stadium on February 6, 2016 in Durham, North Carolina. Duke won 88-80.
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March Madness is rife with surprises, but one statistic from the basketball tournament might especially shock you: the tidy sum that the nation's top college coaches took home this season for each win.

A Marketwatch analysis of coaches' salaries and the number of wins they've accumulated this season found that Mike Kryzyzweski, who coaches 4th-seeded Duke, is the most expensive manager of all the teams that qualified for this year's NCAA tournament. Each win under Coach K cost the school more than $260,000. His victory premium was followed by that Kentucky's coach, John Calipari, who cost the school about $244,000 for every W, and Kansas's Bill Self, who ran the tournament favorite more than $165,000 for the team's 30 wins this season.

The best value in college basketball is Nick McDevitt. With 22 wins and a salary of about $114,000, McDevitt's cost the 15-seeded state school just $5,182 a game.

Here are the NCAA basketball coaches who take home the most money for each game they won during the regular season:

School (Seed) Head Coach Salary Pay Per Win
Duke (1) Mike Kryzyzweski $6.04 million $262,608
Kentucky (4) John Calipari $6.36 million $244,615
Kansas (1) Bill Self $4.96 million $165,333
Pittsburgh (10) Jamie Dixon $3.2 million $160,000
Michigan (11) John Beilein $3.37 million $153,182
Texas (6) Shaka Smart $2.8 million $140,000
Arizona (6) Sean Miller $3.48 million $139,200
Michigan State University (2) Tom Izzo $4.01 million $137,931
West Virginia University (3) Bob Huggins $3.27 million $136,250
Indiana (5) Tom Crean $3.05 million $122,000