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MARCH MADNESS. What is IT? How did it BEGIN?. History When Where Why How many TEAMS?. DIVISIONS. Division I Offers 7 different Men’s and women’s sports Most prominent Division II Offers 4 different Men’s and women’s sports Can play Division I and II teams Division III

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MARCH MADNESS


What is IT? How did it BEGIN?

  • History

  • When

  • Where

  • Why

  • How many TEAMS?


DIVISIONS

  • Division I

    • Offers 7 different

    • Men’s and women’s sports

    • Most prominent

  • Division II

    • Offers 4 different

    • Men’s and women’s sports

    • Can play Division I and II teams

  • Division III

    • Offers 5 different

    • Men’s and Women’s sports

    • Do NOT offer athletic scholarships


Tickets to the DANCE

  • Automatic Bid (winning conference championship)

  • Rating Percentage Index (RPI)

  • Ranking in national polls

  • Conference record

  • Road record

  • Wins versus ranked opponents

  • How a team finishes the regular season


MATCHING UP SEEDS

Conference BreakdownBig East (8), Big XII (7), ACC (6), Big Ten (5), SEC (5), A-10 (4), MWC (3), C-USA (2), WCC (2)

1 plays 16 3 plays 14 5 plays 12

2 plays 15 4 plays 13 6 plays 11

7 plays 10 8 plays 9


PODS and SEEDS

Interesting Facts

  • A No. 16 seed has NEVER won a tournament game.

  • A No. 8 seed is the highest seed to win a national championship (Villanova, 1985).

  • A No. 11 seed is the highest seed to advance to the Final Four (LSU, 1986).

  • No. 1 seeds represent 13 of the 26 national champions between 1979 and 2004.

  • The only year that at least one No. 1 seed didn't advance to the Final Four was 1980.


SWEET SIXTEEN


ELITE EIGHT


FINAL FOUR


CHAMPIONSHIP GAME


TOURNAMENT PLAY

NCAA Tournament Championship Game

4/5/2010

Indianapolis, Indiana

Lucas Oil Stadium


Additional Basketball JARGON

  • Cinderella team

  • Bottom feeder

  • Throw down

  • AND ONE

  • Baller

  • Use the glass

  • Ally oop

  • Bracketology


321 teams will be invited to the NCAA basketball tournament.

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  • FALSE


The NCAA tournament is also referred to as “The Big Dance”

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  • FALSE


March Madness is a term that has been around since 1891 and refers to the NCAA tournament

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  • FALSE


Division III schools are those that make up the majority of the teams at the tournament.

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  • FALSE


The number/position given to each team in the tournament is called a seat number.

  • TRUE

  • FALSE


If your team has a seed number of 14, it is typically a better team than one with a seed number of 4.

  • TRUE

  • FALSE


Teams that win their respective conference tournaments are given an automatic invitation to the tournament.

  • TRUE

  • FALSE


The term “pods” refers to how teams seeds are grouped together.

  • TRUE

  • FALSE


Over the first 2 full days of the tournament, the field of 65 teams is cut to 32

  • TRUE

  • FALSE


The final four games are played in April.

  • TRUE

  • FALSE


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