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The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known and branded as NCAA March Madness, is a single-elimination tournament played each spring at the USA, currently featuring 64 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), to ascertain the national championship. The National Association of Basketball Coaches created in 1939 the tournament, also was the Notion of Ohio State coach Harold Olsen. [1] Played during March, it has turned into one of the most well-known sporting events in the United States. [citation needed]
The tournament teams include winners out of 32 Division I conferences (which get automatic bids), and 36 teams which are awarded at-large berths. These”at-large” teams are chosen by an NCAA selection committee, then announced in a nationally televised event on the Sunday preceding the”First Four” play-in games, now held in Dayton, Ohio, and dubbed Selection Sunday. Even the 68 teams are broken up into four areas and organized into a single-elimination”bracket”, which pre-determines, when a team wins a game, which team it will face . Each group is”seeded”, or rated, within its area from 1 to 16. At sites across the United States, the championship happens during the course of three weekends, Following the First Four. Teams, seeded by position, proceed through a single-game elimination bracket starting with a”first four” consisting of 8 low-seeded teams playing in 4 matches for a position in the first round the Tuesday and Wednesday before the first round begins, a primary round consisting of 64 teams playing in 32 games within the span of a week, the”Sweet Sixteen” and”Elite Eight” rounds another 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 teams, one from each region (East, South, Midwest, and West), compete in a preselected place for the national championship.
The championship 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 can be found for viewing nationwide and globally. As television coverage has increased, so also has the popularity of the tournament. At present, millions of Americans fill out a bracket,[3] attempting to correctly predict the outcome of 63 matches of the championship (not including the First Four matches ).
Together with 11 titles, UCLA gets the listing for the many NCAA Men’s Division I Basketball Championships; John Wooden. The University of Kentucky (UK) is second, with eight national titles. The University of North Carolina is third, with six national titles, 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 two; and Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Louisville[a], Syracuse, UCLA, UNLV, and Virginia have one.

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