Things You Need To Know About NCAA Basketball

The NCAA Basketball Tournament is one of the most popular televised sporting events in the world.

The tournament offers a lot of exciting games to attract a lot of passionate basketball fans to sold-out arenas. The NCAA tournament was started in 1939 and currently features 68 college basketball teams.

The invention of the game of basketball took place in 1891 in very interesting circumstances.

James Naismith was a Canadian physical education teacher at the Springfield YMCA and he was given 14 days to create an indoor game for keeping his students busy on rainy days.

Naismith invented the game of basketball this way, and the first game of basketball was played in December 1891.

During the initial years, peach baskets were used instead of string nets for playing basketball. This meant that the officials had to retrieve the ball every time a team would score. To solve this problem, string nets were introduced in the early 1900s.

The 2016 championship game is considered as one of the best championship games in the history of the tournament. It was a very close game and nobody could say anything about the result right until the very end.

Almost everyone knows how successful Michael Jordon is in the history of the NBA. However, he left some indelible marks in the NCAA tournament as a freshman also.

The year 2008 was the only year in the history of NCAA when all 4 number one seeds won their regionals and progressed to the Final Four. This was the year Memphis, UCLA, North Carolina and Kansas all won their regionals.

There's been only one time in the history of the national championship when two teams from the same state faced each other in the final game. Both Ohio State Buckeyes and Cincinnati Bearcats made it to the final of the NCAA tournament in the year 1961. Cincinnati won the national title in the end with a 70-65 victory over Ohio State.