March 28, 2012
Every year the NCAA hosts March Madness, when the best college basketball teams from each division one conference battle it out for champion status.
This is the time of year basketball lovers stay glued to television screens watching the tournament games for hours and choose who they think will win the NCAA championship.
The NCAA tournament was created in 1939 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches.
The tournament is a single elimination tournament that consists of 68 teams divided into four regions.
Thirty-one teams that won their conferences are automatically placed in the tournament. The tournament champion is usually considered the best team in college basketball for that year.
In March, the NBA games step aside as most basketball fans choose to watch the college games, which are more entertaining because the pace of college games is fast, and the action is unrelenting.
NBA games are usually entertaining only during the first and the fourth quarters.
In college games, teams still play full-court, one-on-one defense or run full-court defensive plays. NBA players wait until the opposing team crosses the half-court line to begin their defense. In the NBA full-court defense plays rarely happen.
Offensively, the NBA usually runs plays…» Read More