NCAA March Madness 2010, NCAA Bracket Update 2010. Starting with a very strict selection and anticipated on this Sunday. Officially on March 14, when the team of a college basketball match-up was announced on 6 ET on CBS and ESPN - is followed by the opening round game on March 16.
We have a national championship will be decided in a month in a race full of skill, determination, and a dazzling performance by each participant representatives from each college who followed the game's most prestigious. representative teams this college will compete to the final four games played 3-5 April at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
March Madness 2010 Venues
Opening Round: March 16
UD Arena, Dayton, OH
First and Second round: Thursday and Saturday, March 18 and 20
New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, RI
HP Pavilion, San Jose, CA
Spokane Memorial Arena, Spokane, WA
First and Second round: Friday and Sunday, March 19 and 21
HSBC Arena, Buffalo
Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, FL
Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
Ford Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Regionals: Thursday and Saturday, March 25 and 27
East: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY
West: Energy Solutions Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
Regionals: Friday and Sunday, March 26 and 28
Midwest: Edward Jones Dome, St. Louis, MO
South: Reliant Stadium, Houston TX
Final Four: Saturday and Monday, April 3 and 5
Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
March Madness Trivia and Fun Facts
The phrase "March Madness" was coined by Henry V. Porter in 1939 to describe an Illinois high school basketball game. Brent Musburger was first used during coverage of the NCAA in 1982 led to legal battles almost as crazy as the playoffs.
But everyone ended up working things out and madness was official. There is no record that either the first time called the playoffs "The Big Dance", but that does not explain the action.
Ke-6 school with a history of the winningest NCAA Division I Men's Basketball is:
* UCLA with 11 championships;
* Kentucky who won the March Madness game 7 times;
* Indiana in the Big Dance 5 wins;
* North Carolina outlasted all the other teams 4 times, including the championship they won in 2005, and
* Duke and Kansas with 3 titles each.
* There are 8 teams that won two times and others who try to achieve that goal this year.
Although past history is no guarantee the NCAA tournament Cinderella mixed, the number one seed has won every time in the first round for 16 years and the number two seed lost only three first round games ... 95% winning average.
What makes interesting parentheses are numbers 13 and 14 seeds that came out winners in the first round 20 times since 1992 ... sweet 16% which leads to dreams of glory. Watch for them in parentheses. Search teams from smaller conferences or their poor start to the season, but have a game for them in the last weeks to withdraw from an invitation. The power players on the decline or recovery following an injury list could mean a lower seed for a solid team. Check out the Boston Sports Hub for more statistical analysis all the way through the Final Four. NCAA Bracket Update 2010