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The Madness of March

April 14, 2017

This article was written by Anthony Denevi

Graphic by NCAA Final Four Wikipedia

As March Madness tips off, the nationwide collegiate basketball tournament brackets are underway. The NCAA tournaments are an American tradition that sends millions of fans, college students, and parents rooting for their school with full pride.

These tournaments determine the national champions of college basketball.

March Madness is an occurrence that grips the national sports spirit from the second week of March through the first week of April. The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament has been given the name “March Madness” because of all the crazy scenarios that become a reality during the tournaments bracket play. These tournaments determine the national champions of college basketball. March Madness is consisted of 68 teams competing for college basketball’s biggest and most valuable prize. It’s those late game rally, last-second buzzer beaters, fighting for another day to play. Attempting to win at all costs since one loss puts you on a plane ride going home. For the men’s tournament, Gonzaga took on North Carolina in a battle for the championship, North Carolina ended up with the victory in a very tough fought battle. For the women’s, South Carolina won their first ever championship over Mississippi State.

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