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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

MARCH MADNESS


What is it how did it begin

What is IT? How did it BEGIN?

  • History

  • When

  • Where

  • Why

  • How many TEAMS?


Divisions

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

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

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

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

SWEET SIXTEEN


Elite eight

ELITE EIGHT


Final four

FINAL FOUR


Championship game

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME


Tournament play

TOURNAMENT PLAY

NCAA Tournament Championship Game

4/5/2010

Indianapolis, Indiana

Lucas Oil Stadium


Additional basketball jargon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  • FALSE


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

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


March madness

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

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  • FALSE


The term pods refers to how teams seeds are grouped together

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

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  • FALSE


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

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

The final four games are played in April.

  • TRUE

  • FALSE


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