March Madness 2020

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No, it’s not Super Tuesday or spring-times nearness.  It’s U.S. college basketball finals.  That’s right ! Times to chug some brews and cheer on your favorite college bb team to victory.

The NCAA describes it as:

March Madness is one of the biggest, most exciting and most fun events in all of sports. Here’s everything you need to know about the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament, which has been played annually since 1939.

What is March Madness?

The NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament is a single-elimination tournament of 68 teams that compete in seven rounds for the national championship. The penultimate round is known as the Final Four, when (you guessed it) only four teams are left.

What (and when) is Selection Sunday?

Selection Sunday is the day when the Selection Committee reveals the full NCAA tournament bracket, including all teams and all seeds. In 2020, Selection Sunday is on March 15. It will be broadcast at 6 p.m. ET on CBS.

When is 2020’s March Madness?

Here is the full schedule for 2020’s NCAA tournament. It will stream on March Madness Live.

2020 NCAA tournament schedule and locations:

Dates Round Watch City, STATE Host(s) Facility
March 15 Selection Sunday 6 p.m. ET on CBS N/A CBS will broadcast the Selection Show at 6 p.m. ET N/A
March 17-18 First Four March Madness Live Dayton, OH University of Dayton UD Arena
March 19/21 1st/2nd Rounds March Madness Live Albany, NY Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Times Union Center
March 19/21 1st/2nd Rounds March Madness Live Spokane, WA University of Idaho Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
March 19/21 1st/2nd Rounds March Madness Live St. Louis, MO Missouri Valley Conference Enterprise Center
March 19/21 1st/2nd Rounds March Madness Live Tampa, FL University of South Florida Amalie Arena
March 20/22 1st/2nd Rounds March Madness Live Greensboro, NC Atlantic Coast Conference Greensboro Coliseum
March 20/22 1st/2nd Rounds March Madness Live Omaha, NE Creighton University CenturyLink Center Omaha
March 20/22 1st/2nd Rounds March Madness Live Sacramento, CA Sacramento State University Golden 1 Center
March 20/22 1st/2nd Rounds March Madness Live Cleveland, OH Mid-American Conference/Cleveland State Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
March 26/28 Midwest Regional March Madness Live Indianapolis, IN Horizon League/IUPUI Lucas Oil Stadium
March 26/28 West Regional March Madness Live Los Angeles, CA Pepperdine University STAPLES Center
March 27/29 South Regional March Madness Live Houston, TX University of Houston Toyota Center
March 27/29 East Regional March Madness Live New York, NY St. John’s University/Big East Conference Madison Square Garden
April 4/6 Final Four and title game TBSMarch Madness Live Atlanta, GA Georgia Institute of Technology Mercedes-Benz Stadium

When did March Madness start?

The first NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament was in 1939, and it has been held every year since.

Where did the term “March Madness” come from?

March Madness was first used to refer to basketball by an Illinois high school official, Henry V. Porter, in 1939, but the term didn’t find its way to the NCAA tournament until CBS broadcaster Brent Musburger (who used to be a sportswriter in Chicago) used it during coverage of the 1982 tournament. The term has been synonymous with the NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament ever since.

 

Need more info ?  Go to the NCAA website and start buying the beer:

https://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/bracketiq/2020-02-27/what-march-madness-ncaa-tournament-explained

 

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