Today we take a look at a phenomenon that grabs the national and international sports fanatics. The first week of March that continues through the first week of April, and in some places known as the Madness of March! A great opportunity for the sports fans who enjoy NCAA betting or love to see the basketball betting and betting odds for the these NCAA tournaments which in reality for the National Collegiate Athletic Association(NCAA) Mens’s and Women’s Basketball tournaments which in the end determine the national champions of college basketball.
The NCAA Tournaments are an American tradition that sends millions of fans in to synchronized frenzy each year normally beginning in the first week of March, and it is the chaos and craziness that gives the tournament its March Madness nickname! This March Madness hype is the concentration of 65 teams vying for college basketball’s biggest prize. It’s the last-second, buzzer-beating baskets, the mania of winning to play another day, and the agony of losing and going home, not the winner. And this mania is also supported by the sports fans and fanatics who seek the NCAA betting lines and their thirst for keeping updated with all the NCAA Basketball betting and betting lines and odds that are constantly updated by one of the World’s favorite sportsbook, SBGGlobal.com and they have over 10 years experience with March Madness and the mania.
March Madness was not used to describe the NCAA Basketball tournament until 1982, when Brent Musburger, a CBS reporter, used the term during the telecast of a tournament game. College basketball fans and the media have been using the term ever since. Today, after a court battle over the ownership of the term, March Madness is co-owned by the NCAA and IHSA through the March Madness Athletic Association.
Tickets to the Dance – There are 327 teams in Division I college basketball, and each one begins every basketball betting season with one dream, it being winning the national championship. Sixty-five men’s teams and 64 women’s teams are granted invitations. Each tournament has its own committee. The selection committee meets between the Thursday and Sunday prior to the date selected for the tournament’s first game. Its job is to filter out the teams deserving of an invitation. The decisions were announced on television during Selection Sunday. There are 31 teams that get an automatic invite to the tournament, which is their reward for winning their respective conferences. The Ivy League does not hold a tournament. The remaining invites, 34 for men and 33 for women, are left in the hands of the selection committee. Of the teams left in the pool, there are certain teams that are assured a spot in the tournament, teams that don’t make the cut, and then there is a third group of teams, called “bubble” teams, that could go either way.
Now that you have an idea what the tournament is about who make the final 65, be aware that there are many more factors that are reviewed by the NCAA Tournament committee and in our next article we will try to explain more of the process and the brackets for the tournament and will also give you an insight to the “NIT” tournament that starts tomorrow and SBGGlobal.com has lines for the NIT Tournament and will be posting lines for the Thursday opening round of the NCAA Tournament for those fans and fanatics who seek the NCAA Betting lines and basketball odds for these fantastic College Basketball tournaments.