Is it? Is it? Yes, its March madness time! NCAA style. This is one of the biggest sports entertainment spectacles on television all year. So you’ve got your NCAA basketball picks done right? Well, if you don’t have them yet… You can start by doing some research to improve your picks.
The biggest highlight has to be entering a March Madness pool online or at work and winning the whole damn thing, bragging rights for one full year! Impress everyone with your NCAA basketball tournament knowledge. There is a bit of skill and a method to your madness to picking the one team out of 65 thats going to win it all.
Here are hopefully some tips that will help you out. Never pick the number one seeds to go to the Final 4. The last time the No# 1 seed that went to the final four was way back in 2001! March madness is random, it’s not like the NBA where the winning team is more predictable, a short tourney like this, you have to take a few risks.
If you do a little bit of research, planning and studying the dark horses, and pray a lot, then you may be on your way. Anything can happen during this wacky March madness tourney, why do you think they call it madness? in the first place. First throw the NCAA odds out the window as the No# 1 rated team never hardly wins it all, its more likely a number 4, 5 or 6th rated seeds coming out from nowhere that can snatch the title. If you are a serious sports fan, the NCAA March Madness is what it’s all about!
NCAA Selection Show Sunday & Opening Rounds
Seeds to be announced live on Selection Sunday – March 16, 2008 on CBS at 6PM ET when the pairings for the 65 teams will be revealed.
Then it’s the first and second round games and the Sweet 16 regionals:
March 20 and March 22
Honda Center, Anaheim, California (Host: Big West Conference)
Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado (Hosts: Colorado State University and Mountain West Conference)
Qwest Center Omaha, Omaha, Nebraska (Hosts: Creighton University and Missouri Valley Conference)
Verizon Center, Washington, D.C. (Host: Georgetown University)
March 21 and March 23
BJCC Arena, Birmingham, Alabama (Host: Southeastern Conference)
Alltel Arena, North Little Rock, Arkansas (Host: University of Arkansas at Little Rock)
RBC Center, Raleigh, North Carolina (Host: North Carolina State University)
St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida (Host: University of South Florida)
March 27 and March 29
East Regional : Charlotte Bobcats Arena, Charlotte, North Carolina (Host: University of North Carolina at Charlotte)
West Regional : US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona (Host: Arizona State University)
March 28 and March 30
Midwest Regional: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan (Host: University of Detroit Mercy)
South Regional : Reliant Stadium, Houston, Texas (Hosts: University of Houston and Rice University)
Final Four & Championship
April 5 and April 7 Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas