Free March Madness Trivia

March Madness is one of the most exciting times of the year -- especially for basketball fans. Are you planning a March Madness party or get-together? If so, how about testing the knowledge of your friends about March Madness? This article is designed to test how much you (or your friends) know about the nation’s greatest, and most exciting, tournament. If you can answer most of the questions correctly, then you will be signified as a March Madness Expert.

NCAA Tournament Facts:

1. Did the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament always have a set number of teams that were allowed in?
   A. Yes
   B. No

2. Since 1979, when was the last time that all four #1 seeds advanced to the Final Four?
   A. 1997 - Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, Arizona
   B. 2001 - Duke, Michigan State, Arizona, Maryland
   C. 2008 - Kansas, Memphis, North Carolina, UCLA
   D. It has never happened

3. When was the last time that no #1 seeds made the Final Four?
   A. 1980 - Louisville, Iowa, Purdue, UCLA
   B. 2006 - UCLA, Florida, LSU, George Mason
   C. 2000 - Michigan State, Florida, North Carolina, Wisconsin
   D. 1995 - UCLA, Arkansas, North Carolina, Oklahoma State

4. How many teams were allowed to play in the very first NCAA Tournament?
   A. 8
   B. 16
   C. 32
   D. 64

5. Which school first made it to three consecutive Final Fours two different times?
   A. Ohio State
   B. Oregon
   C. Stanford
   D. Oklahoma A&M

6. Which of these small cities has held as many Final Fours as Los Angeles, CA with 2?
   A. Evanston, IL
   B. Green Bay, WI
   C. College Park, MD
   D. A and C

7. Who took the buzzer-beating shot in the East Regional Finals of the 1992 season that gave Duke the win over Kentucky?
   A. Christian Laettner
   B. Grant Hill
   C. John Wall
   D. Rick Pitino

8. Which of these teams has never been to the Final Four?
   A. George Mason
   B. Wichita State
   C. Arkansas
   D. San Diego State

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Denver Nuggets #15 Carmelo Anthony at The Prudential Center.

9. What is the highest total for all seeds in the Final Four in a single year?
   A. 23 in 1980 (2 Louisville + 5 Iowa + 8 Purdue + 8 UCLA)
   B. 17 in 1986 (1 Kansas + 1 Georgetown + 4 Louisville + 11 LSU)
   C. 20 in 2006 (2 UCLA + 3 Florida + 4 LSU + 11 George Mason)
   D. 22 in 2000 (1 Michigan State + 5 Florida + 8 Wisconsin + 8 North Carolina)

10. Who was the first undefeated national champion?
   A. Wisconsin in 1943
   B. Kentucky in 1949
   C. Indiana in 1953
   D. San Francisco in 1956

11. What team holds the record for most points scored in a single game in the NCAA Tournament?
   A. Arkansas
   B. Kentucky
   C. UCLA
   D. Duke

12. When was the last 3rd place game played in the NCAA Basketball Tournament?
   A. 1951
   B. 1981
   C. 1990
   D. 1975

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Hall of Fame NBA player Bill Walton.

13. Who was the first TV network to show games from the NCAA Tournament?
   A. CBS
   B. NBC
   C. Fox
   D. ESPN

14. What are the only two years in which a number one seed did not make the Final Four?
   A. 1939 and 1957
   B. 1970 and 1989
   C. 1990 and 2001
   D. 1980 and 2006

15. When was the last time zero No. 1 seeds made the Final Four?
   A. 2007
   B. 2006
   C. 2000
   D. 1987


  1. No- During the time period between 1953 and 1974 the number of teams varied between 22 and 25 teams.
  2. C
  3. B
  4. 8
  5. A
  6. D
  7. Christian Laettner
  8. San Diego State. Arkansas has been four times, George Mason has been once, and Wichita State has been once.
  9. 22 in 2000 (1 Michigan State + 5 Florida + 8 Wisconsin + 8 North Carolina)
  10. D
  11. UCLA
  12. 1981 was the last time a third place game was played.
  13. NBC
  14. 1980 and 2006
  15. D

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