It might seem like spring fever because of the month, but maybe the anticipation of the NCAA men's college basketball tournament is the cause of fans going nuts as we leave winter behind. March Madness is an exciting time of year for college basketball fans and non-fans alike. It's easy enough to get swept up in the excitement of these fast-paced games, particularly when you understand what is on the line. Here is what you need to know about March Madness, how you can set up your own competition or bracket, and some tips for creating a fun basketball party around this tournament.
What is March Madness?
March Madness is the annual NCAA men's college basketball tournament. This is a 3-week tournament that narrows the field from 68 teams down to just one champion. This year, the first round of the tournament kicks off on March 16. Unlike the NBA playoff series the format for March Madness is one and done. You lose and you go home! The Final Four will take place in Phoenix, at the University of Phoenix Stadium, with the championship game on April 3.