March Madness is a phenomenon that grips the national sports psyche from the
first week of March through the first week of April. March Madness is the
moniker that is given to the National
Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men's and Women's Basketball
Tournaments. These tournaments determine the national champions of college basketball.
The NCAA tournaments are an American tradition that sends millions of fans
into a synchronized frenzy each year. It is this chaos that gives the
tournament its March Madness nickname. March Madness is the concentrated hype
of 65 teams vying for college basketball's biggest prize. It's the
last-second, buzzer-beating baskets, the euphoria of winning to play another
day, and the agony of losing and going home.
In this article, we will break down the brackets of the NCAA Basketball
Tournament and look at how teams are selected, how they are seeded and how the
champions of college basketball are determined.