March Madness grips the national sports psyche from the second week of March through the first week of April. March Madness is the name that is given to the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments. These tournaments determine the national champions of college basketball.
Among the nearly 1,300 colleges and universities that make up the NCAA, 1,066 were considered active members in 2013. According to the NCAA an active member is a four-year college or university or a two-year, upper-level collegiate institution that has been accredited by the appropriate regional accrediting agency and duly elected to active membership under the provisions of the Association bylaws.
March Madness is the concentrated hype of 68 teams competing for college basketball’s biggest prize. It’s the last-second, buzzer-beating baskets, the euphoria of winning to play another day and the agony of losing and going home.
Here are some facts about last years NCAA March Madness
- Highest-scoring team: UCLA (90.4 points per game).
- Lowest-scoring team: Virginia (66.6 points per game).
- Fastest team: UCLA (72.8 possessions per game).
- Slowest team: Virginia (58.5 possessions per game).
- Best free-throw shooting team: Notre Dame (79.9 percent).
- Worst free-throw shooting team: Seton Hall (64.3).
- Best 3-point shooting team: Marquette (43.0).
- Worst 3-point shooting team: Texas Southern (29.6).
- Best scorer: South Dakota State’s Mike Daum (25.3)
- Best rebounder: Seton Hall’s Angel Delgado (13.1)
- Best assist man: UCLA’s Lonzo Ball (7.7)
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Here are some highlights from last season: