March Madness NCAA
A common misconception is that “March Madness” only applies to the Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament 2016. March Madness is here! Its the time of year when just about every Division 1 College Basketball team has the chance to get hot and make it into the Big Dance. When in fact, “March Madness” refers to all of the exciting college basketball action played during the third month. From the final games of the regular season… to the heart-pounding conference tournaments … to the Big Dance itself, college basketball takes center stage during the month of March.
College basketball betting refers to wagering NCAA Division 1 basketball from the United States. This has 341 teams fielded, one each, from American universities, colleges, and military academies. 339 teams are a member of one of the 31 NCAA conferences, while two are independent.
For the regular season most teams play a minimum of 28 games, and can play up to 3 more by advancing in whichever in-season tournament they participate in. When also factoring in their end of the season conference tournament plus NIT or Big Dance, teams finish the season having played 28-40 games each.
This is one of the many reasons college basketball is so intriguing. While the exact number varies by year, last season the Division 1 teams combined to participate in 5,749 games. For comparison purposes, note that the NBA has 1290 to 1335 games per season. The bigger difference is that NBA has only 30 teams to follow and college basketball has a whopping 341.
The 2016 NCAA mens basketball championship brackets will be set and games will be played in the following venues in March. Appropriately named, March Madness, the Final Four tournament is widely agreed in the sports community to be the most compelling and greatest sporting event on earth. Play-In games start March 15, 2016, and will conclude with the final four on April 2nd & the championship game on April 4 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas
The fact NCAA basketball involves so many teams/games provides punters an advantage not found in other sports. With parity reigning supreme on the court this season, any team could be cutting the nets down. Let the madness begin!
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