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 USA, now featuring 64 college basketball teams in the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), to ascertain the national championship. The championship has been Ohio State coach Harold Olsen’s idea, also Was Made in 1939 from the National Association of Basketball Coaches. [1] Played mostly during March, it’s turned into one of the most well-known sporting events in the United States. [citation needed]
The tournament teams include champions from 32 Division I conferences (that get automatic bids), and 36 teams that are awarded at-large berths. These »at-large » teams have been chosen by an NCAA selection committee, then announced in a nationally televised event on the Sunday preceding the »First Four » play-in matches, currently held in Dayton, Ohio, and dubbed Selection Sunday. The 68 teams are divided into four regions and coordinated to some single-elimination »bracket », which pre-determines, when a team wins a match, which group it will face next. Each group is »seeded », or rated, within its area from 1 to 16. In impartial sites across the USA, the championship occurs Following the First Four. Teams, seeded by position, undergo a single-game elimination bracket starting with a »first four » comprising 8 low-seeded teams playing in 4 games to get a position in the initial round the Tuesday and Wednesday prior to the first round begins, a primary round consisting of 64 teams playing 32 games within the course of a week, the »Sweet Sixteen » and »Elite Eight » rounds another weekend and week, respectively, and — to the final weekend of the championship — that the »Final Four » round. The Final Four is played during the weekend of April. These four teams, one from each area (East, South, Midwest, and West), compete in a preselected location for the national championship.
The tournament has been televised since 1969. [2] Currentlythe games are broadcast by CBS, TBS, TNT, and truTV beneath the trade-name NCAA March Madness. Since 2011, all games are available for viewing and globally. As television coverage has grown, so also has the tournament’s popularity. At present, millions of Americans fill out a bracket,[3] attempting to correctly predict the results of 63 games of the championship (not including the First Four games).
Together with 11 titles, UCLA has the record for the many 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, with six titles, and Duke University and Indiana University are tied for fourth with five titles. The University of Connecticut is with four 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 you.

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