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27/03/1939 March Madness is founded

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History of NCAA Tournament: March Madness started with the NIT

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Top 5 Greatest Finishes in March Madness History

March Madness is a single-elimination tournament played each spring in the USA, currently featuring 68 college basketball teams from the Division I level of the NCAA. It was created by the National Association of Basketball Coaches and was the idea of Harold Olsen, a coach from Ohio State University.
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    • Rituals and influence 

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