The NCAA Tournament starts in earnest on Thursday (no, sorry, I don’t count the play-in games), so you’re probably pretty busy studying team stats and filling in your brackets. However, once the brackets are in and the time comes to sit back and watch the games, you’re going to need something to talk about with your friends and—let’s face it—co-workers. So I thought I’d put together this little list of 16 interesting pieces of trivia about the Big Dance. You college hoops experts will know some of this stuff already. But for those who only pay attention to NCAA basketball when March rolls around, this list will offer a lot of new knowledge.
So forget about scouring the RPI index in hopes of finding secret knowledge about a sleeper seven seed. You’re not going to win your office pool anyway. Instead, take a moment to actually learn something about this thing they call March Madness.