March Madness is one of the most exciting times of the year -- especially for basketball fans. Are you planning a March Madness party or get-together? If so, how about testing the knowledge of your friends about March Madness? This article is designed to test how much you (or your friends) know about the nation’s greatest, and most exciting, tournament. If you can answer most of the questions correctly, then you will be signified as a March Madness Expert.
1. Did the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament always have a set number of teams that were allowed in?
2. Since 1979, when was the last time that all four #1 seeds advanced to the Final Four?
A. 1997 - Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, Arizona
B. 2001 - Duke, Michigan State, Arizona, Maryland
C. 2008 - Kansas, Memphis, North Carolina, UCLA
D. It has never happened
3. When was the last time that no #1 seeds made the Final Four?
A. 1980 - Louisville, Iowa, Purdue, UCLA
B. 2006 - UCLA, Florida, LSU, George Mason
C. 2000 - Michigan State, Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin
D. 1995 - UCLA, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma State
4. How many teams were allowed to play in the very first NCAA Tournament?
5. Which school first made it to three consecutive Final Fours two different times?
A. Ohio State
D. Oklahoma A&M
6. Which of these small cities has held as many Final Fours as Los Angeles, CA with 2?
Denver Nuggets #15 Carmelo Anthony at The Prudential Center.
9. What is the highest total for all seeds in the Final Four in a single year?
A. 23 in 1980 (2 Louisville + 5 Iowa + 8 Purdue + 8 UCLA)
B. 17 in 1986 (1 Kansas + 1 Georgetown + 4 Louisville + 11 LSU)
C. 20 in 2006 (2 UCLA + 3 Florida + 4 LSU + 11 George Mason)
D. 22 in 2000 (1 Michigan State + 5 Florida + 8 Wisconsin + 8 North Carolina)
10. Who was the first undefeated national champion?
11. What team holds the record for most points scored in a single game in the NCAA Tournament?
Hall of Fame NBA player Bill Walton.
13. Who was the first TV network to show games from the NCAA Tournament?
14. What are the only two years in which a number one seed did not make the Final Four?
A. 1939 and 1957
B. 1970 and 1989
C. 1990 and 2001
D. 1980 and 2006
15. When was the last time zero No. 1 seeds made the Final Four?
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