March Madness is how the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament is popularly known and is loved all across America. The sporting event brings together basketball fans and eager bettors during the entire month, discussing winning chances and the likelihood of surprises.
March Madness was born back in 1939 thanks to Harold Olsen’s idea, an Ohio State basketball coach. His idea was embraced by the Nation Association of Basketball Coaches and came true that year when 8 teams faced each other on the court and Oregon, became the winner.
The Tournament’s Developments
Since its beginnings to current times, March Madness has evolved and is now welcoming 68 teams, all college basketball teams that belong to the Division I of the NCAA. The full bracket for the tournament is revealed during a day that’s known as Selection Sunday and the event kicks off with the first four playing two days later.
The semifinals are referred to as the final four and are followed two days later by the National Championship, or finals. The last winner was the Virginia team, coached by Tony Benett, beating Texas Tech 85-77. The team with the highest number of victories is UCLA, with 11 titles in 12 years.
Betting on March Madness
The entire country turns to this event to place their bets and venture guesses at who will win each match, at bars and workplaces alike polls are established where people chip in. The most common way to bet a bit more formally is to fill out the bracket with the results you feel are more likely to happen.
One great tip for you to increase your chances of winning a bet on a March Madness game is to look at the scores that each team has and bet on those with the highest. Basketball has many variables and can be complicated to understand in detail sometimes, but following this tip will allow you to be more accurate without having to know more.
This year’s tournament has suffered the same fate as many other mass events, due to the coronavirus pandemic that has made it unsafe to have large group gatherings. To preserve the athletes’ health and that of the fans, this year’s March Madness was canceled for the first time in over 7 decades.
March Madness is the best way of calling this event that brings Americans together in bets and watching the games. Whether you are a fan of the sport, want to support your college’s team, or love betting, this tournament has something for you.