March Madness is finally here! Last night was Selection Sunday, where NCAA Men’s Basketball teams across the country learned their fate for the biggest tournament in college basketball. 68 teams were chosen and slotted into brackets and will face off beginning March 15. Some teams already knew their spot had been guaranteed in the tournament going into Sunday night, but others had to wait, brimming with anticipation to see if they were going to make it into the tournament, and all teams awaited the decision on who they would be playing in the first round of play. March Madness is an extremely exciting time for college basketball fans with hype fueled by situations such as Cinderella stories, unexpected upsets, and the resulting destruction of carefully constructed brackets that fans had spent both considerate time and money on.
The tournament is a great opportunity to witness stellar athletic performances from college basketball players who you may even get the chance to watch play professionally when the next NBA season rolls around. The best teams in the country compete for the huge NCAA Championship trophy, and sports fans around the country will be watching to see who will make it all the way through to the Round of Sixteen, the Final Four, and the final Championship Game.
Have you started your March Madness bracket yet? What teams do you think will make a Cinderella story run? What are your picks for the two teams who will eventually tip off at the 2016 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship final?