NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament

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The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, also branded and known as NCAA March Madness, is a single-elimination championship played each spring in the United States, currently featuring 64 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), to determine the national championship. The tournament was created in 1939 from the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and has been Ohio State coach Harold Olsen’s idea. [1] Played mostly during March, it has turned into one of the most well-known annual sporting events in the USA. [citation needed]
The tournament teams include champions from 32 Division I conferences (that get automatic bids), and 36 teams which are awarded at-large berths. These»at-large» teams are picked by an NCAA selection committee, then announced in a nationally televised event on the Sunday preceding the»First Four» play-in games, currently held in Dayton, Ohio, and dubbed Choice Sunday. Even the 68 teams are broken up into four regions and coordinated to some single-elimination»bracket», which pre-determines, when a team wins a game, which team it will face next. Each group is»seeded», or rated, within its region from 1 to 16. At sites across the USA, the championship occurs Following the First Four. Teams, seeded by rank, proceed through a single-game removal bracket beginning with a»first four» consisting of 8 low-seeded teams playing 4 games for a position in the initial round the Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the first round starts, a first round comprising 64 teams playing in 32 games within the span of a week, the»Sweet Sixteen» and»Elite Eight» rounds the next week and weekend, respectively– and — for the final weekend of the championship — the»Final Four» round. The Final Four is played during the first weekend of April. These four groups, one from every region (East, South, Midwest, and West), compete in a preselected location for the national championship.
The championship has been televised since 1969. [2] Currentlythe games are aired by CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV under the trade-name NCAA March Madness. Since 2011, all games are available for viewing nationwide and globally. As television coverage has increased, so too has the championship’s popularity. Currently, millions of Americans fill out a bracket,[3] attempting to correctly predict the results of 63 matches of the tournament (not including the First Four matches ).
Together with 11 national titles, UCLA has the listing for the most NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championships; John Wooden coached UCLA to 10 of its 11 titles. The University of Kentucky (UK) is next, with eight national titles. The University of North Carolina is third and Indiana University and Duke University are tied for fourth with five national titles. The University of Connecticut is sixth with four national titles. The University of Kansas (KU) & Villanova are tied for 7th with three national titles. Since 1985, when the tournament expanded to 64 teams, Duke has won five championships; North Carolina and UConn have won four; Kentucky & Villanova have three; Kansas & Florida have 2; and Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Louisville[a], Syracuse, UCLA, UNLV, and Virginia have one.

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