Quiz: How Well Do You Know March Madness?

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College basketball fans! Since you love every March when the NCAA Tournament takes over, you pride yourself by filling out the bracket. Sure, you can impress your office pool by picking upsets, but do you dare test that knowledge against the ultimate March Madness quiz? Put your experience to the test to see if you know anything about the single-elimination tournament!

What Year Was The Inaugural Tournament?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The tournament was created in 1939 thanks to the idea of Ohio State University coach Harold Olsen. From 1939-1950 only eights participated in college basketball’s biggest event. By 2011, 68 teams participate, with four play-in games.
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Rich Clarkson/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

What Year Was The Inaugural Tournament?

  • 1937
  • 1940
  • 1938
  • 1939
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Which College Has Won The Most Titles?

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Retry Correct Incorrect UCLA has won 11 NCAA titles, the most of any school. Ten of those titles came over a 12-year stretch from 1964 to 1975. The last year the Bruins won it all was in 1995.
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Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Which College Has Won The Most Titles?

  • North Carolina
  • Kentucky
  • UCLA
  • Duke
3%

Which Player Was Not A Part Of The Iconic Michigan Fab Five?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Carter played three years at the University of North Carolina. During his tenure, he twice reached the Final Four of the NCAA Tournament before being selected as the fifth overall pick in the 1998 NBA Draft.
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Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Which Player Was Not A Part Of The Iconic Michigan Fab Five?

  • Ray Jackson
  • Chris Webber
  • Jalen Rose
  • Vince Carter
7%

Which Ivy League School Holds The Longest Drought Between Appearances?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Harvard won the Ivy League regular season title during the 2011-2012 season. The Crimson earned an automatic bid to the tournament, ending their 66-year drought. The school hasn’t participated in March Madness since 1946.
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Hunter Martin/Getty Images

Which Ivy League School Holds The Longest Drought Between Appearances?

  • Yale
  • Cornell
  • Harvard
  • Princeton
10%

Which No. 16 Seed Made NCAA Tournament History By Beating The No. 1 Seed?

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Retry Correct Incorrect A No. 16 seed has finally beaten a No. 1 in the NCAA tournament. As the lowest seed in the South region, UMBC defeated Virginia by 20 points. The Retrievers lost to Kansas State in the second round.
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Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Which No. 16 Seed Made NCAA Tournament History By Beating The No. 1 Seed?

  • Middle Tennesse
  • North Dakota State
  • Loyola Chicago
  • UMBC
13%

Which Coach Is The Only One To Win Both Championships In The NCAA and NBA?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Brown is the only coach in basketball history to win both an NCAA National Championship and an NBA Title. He won the NCAA title in 1988 as the coach of the Kansas Jayhawks. In 2004, he won the NBA championship with the Detroit Pistons.
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Which Coach Is The Only One To Win Both Championships In The NCAA and NBA?

  • Bobby Knight
  • Larry Brown
  • Lenny Wilkens
  • Greg Popovich
17%

What Procedure Hits A Major Peak During March Madness?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Thinking about getting a vasectomy? Right before the tournament begins, that’s the time for the procedure. Sporting events are a popular time for men to schedule one since they can take it easy for two to three days. Along with March Madness, urologists see surgeries happen around the Super Bowl.
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Tim Nwachukwu/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

What Procedure Hits A Major Peak During March Madness?

  • Bunion Surgery
  • Wisdom Teeth Removal
  • Vasectomy
  • Hernia
20%

What University Did Kobe Bryant Play For?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The five-time NBA champion never played college hoops. Instead, Bryant made the decision to go directly to the big show. Los Angeles Lakers fans are sure glad that he did!
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Allen Berezovsky/Getty Images

What University Did Kobe Bryant Play For?

  • USC
  • Ohio State
  • None Of These
  • Villanova
23%

What Is The Lowest Seed To Ever Make The Final Four?

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Retry Correct Incorrect A total of three No. 11 seeds have advanced out of their region to reach the Final Four. LSU in 1986, Goerge Mason in 2006, and VCU in 2011. However, all three lost in the semifinal game.
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Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

What Is The Lowest Seed To Ever Make The Final Four?

  • No. 13 Seed
  • No. 10 Seed
  • No. 12 Seed
  • No. 11 Seed
27%

What School Is The Lowest Seed To Win The Title Game?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Eighth-seeded Villanova won their first national title in the 1985 Finals over Georgetown. The game is widely considered among the greatest upsets in college basketball history. This team remains the lowest-seeded team to win the tournament.
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Josh Duplechian /NCAA Photos via Getty Images

What School Is The Lowest Seed To Win The Title Game?

  • Florida
  • Norte Dame
  • North Carolina State
  • Villanova
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Who Won The First Tournament?

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Retry Correct Incorrect For that, we’ll have to go back to 1939, the year the tournament started. In the first Finals matchup, Oregon easily defeated Ohio State 46-33 to win the first ever tournament title.
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Tim Nwachukwu/NCAA Photos via Getty Images

Who Won The First Tournament?

  • UCLA
  • Duke
  • Oregon
  • Ohio State
33%

For What School Did Kevin Garnett Play For In College?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Garnett’s decision to not play college basketball was an influence, in part by his failure to score well on the ACT to meet NCAA Requirements. The NBA champion would be drafted fifth overall by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1995.
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Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

For What School Did Kevin Garnett Play For In College?

  • None Of These
  • Brooklyn
  • Boston College
  • Minnesota
37%

Who Holds The All-Time Record For The Most Points Scored In A NCAA Tournament Game?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Notre Dame’s Austin Carr holds the record with 61 points. The former guard did it against Ohio in 1970. Despite the Fighting Irish bowing out three games after, Carr was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.
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Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Who Holds The All-Time Record For The Most Points Scored In A NCAA Tournament Game?

  • Austin Carr
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Larry Bird
  • John Stockton
40%

What Future NBA Player Threw Christian Laettner The Full-Court Pass In 1992?

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Retry Correct Incorrect After Kentucky’s Sean Woods hit the basket with 2.1 seconds left, Grant Hill threw the ball down the court to Laettner. He would shoot a fade-away jumper, securing Duke’s spot in the Finals.
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Rich Barnes/Getty Images

What Future NBA Player Threw Christian Laettner The Full-Court Pass In 1992?

  • Alonzo Mourning
  • Grant Hill
  • Bobby Hurley
  • Shaquille O’Neal
43%

What Year Was Mike Krzyzewski Named Head Coach Of The Duke Blue Devils?

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Retry Correct Incorrect On March 8, 1980, “Coach K” was named the head coach after five seasons at Army. Since then, he’s led the Blue Devils to five NCAA Championships and 12 Final Fours.
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Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images

What Year Was Mike Krzyzewski Named Head Coach Of The Duke Blue Devils?

  • 1982
  • 1980
  • 1983
  • 1981
47%

What School Earned The Nickname Phi Slama Jama?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The nickname was given to the University of Houston’s mens basketball team from 1982 to 1984. The team future two Hall of Famers, NBA champion Hakeem Olajuwon and 10-time All-Star Clyde Drexler.
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Jamie Squire/Getty Images

What School Earned The Nickname Phi Slama Jama?

  • Houston
  • Georgetown
  • Michigan
  • Indiana
50%

What Is The Largest Comeback In Tournament History?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Trailing by 25 points in the first half to Iona, BYU staged a furious rally. The Cougars recorded the largest comeback in NCAA Tournament history to knock off the Gaels 78-72 in 2012.
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Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

What Is The Largest Comeback In Tournament History?

  • 25 points
  • 55 points
  • 45 points
  • 36 points
53%

What Year Was The First Upset Of A 16 Seed Over A 1 Seed?

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Retry Correct Incorrect In the 2018 tournament, UMBC became the first 16-seed to defeat a one-seed. For the first time in tournament history, none of the four top seeded teams advanced to the Sweet 16.
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Jamie Squire/Getty Images

What Year Was The First Upset Of A 16 Seed Over A 1 Seed?

  • 2016
  • It’s Never Happened
  • 2018
  • 2017
57%

How Many Times Have All Four No. 1 Seeds Advanced To The Final Four?

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Retry Correct Incorrect In 2008, No. 1 seeds Kansas, North Carolina, UCLA and Memphis all reached the Final Four. Memphis and Kansas prevailed to the Finals, with the Jayhawks winning their third title.
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Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

How Many Times Have All Four No. 1 Seeds Advanced To The Final Four?

  • 2
  • 3
  • 1
  • 0
60%

What Year Did The Highest-Scoring March Madness Game Happen?

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Retry Correct Incorrect On March 18, 1990, Loyola Marymount defeated Michigan by a final score of 149-115 to total 264 points. That score is miles ahead of the runner up total of 234, also set by Loyola Marymount.
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Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

What Year Did The Highest-Scoring March Madness Game Happen?

  • 1990
  • 1991
  • 1988
  • 1989
63%

What Team Has The Most NCAA Tournament Appearances?

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Retry Correct Incorrect There are five schools who have been to more than half of the tournaments. Kentucky has the most NCAA tournament appearances with 57. They’re followed by North Carolina with 49.
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Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

What Team Has The Most NCAA Tournament Appearances?

  • Kansas
  • North Carolina
  • Kentucky
  • UCLA
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What Team Has The Most Tournament Wins?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The Wildcats have 126 NCAA tournament wins. The Tar Heels are right behind them with 124 wins. The other school who comes in at third is Duke with 111 wins.
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Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

What Team Has The Most Tournament Wins?

  • Michigan
  • UCLA
  • Duke
  • Kentucky
70%

What Is “One Shining Moment”?

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Retry Correct Incorrect “One Shining Moment” is the anthem of March Madness. Written by David Barrett in 1986, it was first used in the tournament in 1987. After each tournament ends, the song is played over a montage of best moments.
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Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

What Is “One Shining Moment”?

  • An Award
  • A Song
  • A CBS Basketball Special
  • Selection Sunday
73%

Which Coach Has The Most Tournament Wins?

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Retry Correct Incorrect That would be Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski, who picked up win number 94 in the 2018 tournament. “Coach K” is 17 wins ahead of second place coach, North Carolina’s Roy Williams.
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Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

Which Coach Has The Most Tournament Wins?

  • Tom Izzo
  • Mike Krzyzewski
  • Roy Williams
  • John Wooden
77%

Who Was The First No. 15 Seed To Advance To The Sweet 16?

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Retry Correct Incorrect In their NCAA Tournament debut in 2013, Florida Gulf Coast upset No.2 seeded Georgetown. With a second round win over San Diego State, the Eagles became the first 15 seed to advance to the Sweet 16.
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Mitchell Layton/Getty Images

Who Was The First No. 15 Seed To Advance To The Sweet 16?

  • Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Chicago
  • NYU
  • George Mason
80%

Who Has Scored The Most Points In March?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Laettner has scored the most points in an NCAA tournament career, with 407. The former Blue Devil averaged 17.7 points per game. Only nine players have eclipsed the 300-point mark.
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Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Who Has Scored The Most Points In March?

  • Kemba Walker
  • Dwayne Wade
  • Christian Laettner
  • Chris Webber
83%

Which Seinfeld Star’s Son Appeared In The Tournament In 2017?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The actress has two sons, and her youngest, Charlie appeared in the 2017 tournament. He’s a walk-on for the Northwestern Wildcat’s basketball team. Interestingly enough, the Emmy winner is a Northwestern alum herself.
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Christian Petersen/Getty Images

Which Seinfeld Star’s Son Appeared In The Tournament In 2017?

  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus
  • Jason Alexander
  • Jerry Seinfeld
  • Michael Richards
87%

Which Famous Comedian Cheered For Xavier In The 2018 Tournament?

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Retry Correct Incorrect Former Saturday Night Live star Bill Murray cheered for Xavier for one reason. His son, Luke was an assistant coach for the Musketeers. Now, his son is an assistant over at Louisville.
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Which Famous Comedian Cheered For Xavier In The 2018 Tournament?

  • Adam Sandler
  • Drew Carey
  • Dave Chapelle
  • Bill Murray
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Who Won The 2018 Tournament?

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Retry Correct Incorrect The 2018 National Championship Game was played between Michigan and Villanova. The Wildcats defeated the Wolverines 79-62. The victory would be the school’s third title overall and the second one since 2016.
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Who Won The 2018 Tournament?

  • Villanova
  • Michigan
  • Kansas
  • Loyola-Chicago
93%

What College Did LeBron James Play Four?

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Retry Correct Incorrect LeBron never went to college. His skills on the court were no match for the NCAA tournament. Which is why the Ohio native went straight to the NBA in 2003.
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What College Did LeBron James Play Four?

  • None Of The Above
  • Florida
  • Ohio State
  • Ohio
97%

Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Congrats, you finished! Here are your results:

Retry At Least You Tried You got more answers right than a No. 16 seed beating a No. 1. seed. You Shoot Your Shot You know your March Madness to the point where filling out the bracket amuses you. Hoop! There It Is Give yourself a pat on the shoulder! You’re an expert who loves the game of basketball.
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