March Madness

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March Madness

“Villanova celebrates their victory over Michigan (79-62) in last year's championship game.”

“Villanova celebrates their victory over Michigan (79-62) in last year's championship game.”

“Villanova celebrates their victory over Michigan (79-62) in last year's championship game.”

“Villanova celebrates their victory over Michigan (79-62) in last year's championship game.”

Zekarias Tareke, Sports Reporter

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It’s finally time for the highly anticipated college sporting event, March Madness! The NCAA Division 1 Men’s basketball tournament, that takes place annually in March (branded as “March Madness,”) was established in 1939. It is a single-elimination, seven round tournament composed of 68 teams fighting in high energy games for the National Championship. Teams will battle it out on the court in one of the most hyped sporting events in the nation, to bring home the championship.

There are two ways teams become eligible to compete in the tournament. All 32 division 1 conferences all automatically receive a bid, which are awarded to the teams that win their conference tournament at the end of the season, regardless of regular season record and seed spotting. These 32 teams are referred to as ‘automatic qualifiers.’ The 36 other teams in the tournament are decided and picked by a selection committee that look at teams at the end of the season based on their pedigree. The same selection committee are responsible for the seeding and bracketing of the teams participating in the tournament.

Fans are able to fill out brackets, imposed by the NCAA which allows you to pick the teams you see winning each game of the tournament all the way to the champion team of your choice. Brackets are locked in the system right before the first game of the tournament, and while there has never been a perfect bracket made, millions try every year.

Jeremy Arriola, a Senior said,“I see Duke winning the championship this year. They are such a dominant force and on top of that have some of the best and most talked about players on their roster.”

Alumni Sami Jabai said, “I think Tennessee will win because they have a lot of experience, and when you watch them compete, they play like some dogs.”

March Madness this year arguably will be one of the best in the last decade with all the talent competing. Fans across the country are excited and eager to see their favorites put it all on the line to win it all.