What Is March Madness? The Ultimate NCAA Basketball Championship Trivia Quiz
What former All-American guard owns four of the nine highest-scoring games in an NCAA tournament history, with games scoring 61 points, 52 points (twice), and 47 points?
- Oscar Robertson
- Bo Kimble
- Austin Carr
- Hal Lear
In what year did Texas Western (now called UTEP) and head coach Don Haskins become the first Division I Men's team to start an all African-American lineup in the NCAA tournament national championship game?
Since the tournament began in 1939, there have been seven teams to win the national championship in consecutive years. Who was the latest to do so?
Which school became the lowest-seeded team to ever advance past the opening round of the NCAA Championship basketball tournament after upsetting top-ranked Virginia?
- 15th seed Florida Gulf Coast
- 16th seed UMBC
- 15th seed Coppin State
- 16th seed Lehigh
What was the first year the selection committee expanded the NCAA Men's Basketball tournament from a field of 64 teams to 68 teams?
Who are the two legendary head coaches tied for the most Final Four appearances at the men's basketball tournament with twelve each?
- Mike Krzyzewski and John Wooden
- John Wooden and Dean Smith
- Tom Izzo and Dean Smith
- Mike Krzyzewski and Roy Williams
During the 2009 National Championship game between North Carolina and Michigan State, who was the Tar Heel guard who had a Final Four record eight steals?
- Wayne Ellington
- Danny Green
- Ty Lawson
- Reggie Bullock
What school won the NCAA tournament National Championship in 2000, the final year they used 64 teams before increasing the field to 65 teams?
- Michigan State
What year did the Illinois High School Athletic Association for Men's Basketball create the original idea behind turning ordinary basketball tournaments into what we now call March Madness in the NCAA?
What NBA Hall of Fame big man was the first player in NCAA tournament history to obtain a triple-double with blocks instead of assists back in the early 90s?
- Shaquille O'Neal
- Alonzo Mourning
- Bo Outlaw
- David Robinson
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What Is March Madness?
The NCAA Tournament, best known as March Madness, is the greatest single-elimination tournament in all of sports. The tournament games are played knowing that any one of the 68 teams can do the unimaginable and upset the lower-seeded basketball teams to become the Cinderella team that everyone roots for. But how much do you really know about the Division I Men's Final Four history? Did you know that, thanks to the global pandemic, the NCAA Tournament was canceled in 2020 for the first time since it began in 1939?