March Madness Trivia Questions and Answers
It feels like it was just last night that we were getting ready for College Basketball to tip off on the 2018-19 season. The storylines were plenty in November, and they remain just as attention grabbing in March. We saw the rise and domination of Zion Williamson. We saw Williamson get injured a couple of times, which led to every so-called expert and several NBA players weighing in on whether or not Williamson (the first overall pick in the upcoming NBA Draft) should sit out the remainder of the season in order to stay healthy and prepare for the draft. I've never seen a college athlete take the world by storm like Williamson has, but it's been fun to watch. We have witnessed the Virgina Cavaliers 'F. U.' tour, where they destroy every team in their path not named Duke. And we've witnessed the slow demise of the Kansas Jayhawks, who did not win the Big 12 regular-season title for the first time in 14 seasons. It's been a wild ride, and fortunately for us hoops fanatics, we are just getting started.
March Madness is upon us, and you know that that means. Buzzer beaters, upsets, Cinderellas, late-game heroics, questionable calls and everything in between. To get you set for the upcoming tournament, let's take a trip down memory lane and see how well you know the history of the what they call the 'Big Dance'.
1. Which team holds the record for the most NCAA Tournament titles?
(A) UCLA (B) Duke
(C) Kentucky (D) Kansas
2. Which team holds the record for the most Final Four appearances?
(A) Kentucky (B) North Carolina
(C) UCLA (D) Duke
3. What is the lowest seed to ever make a Final Four appearance?
(A) George Mason (11) (B) St. Johns (10)
(C) Missouri (12) (D) Butler (9)
4. How many times has the National Title game been contested by two No.1 seeds?
(A) 2 (B) 5
(C) 8 (D) 3
5. Which player holds the record for most points in a single NCAA game?
(A) Austin Carr (B) Michael Jordan
(C) Kevin Durant (D) Carmelo Anthony
6. Who was the last "One and Done" player to win a National Title before declaring for the NBA Draft?
(A) LeBron James (B) Kevin Durant
(C) Carmelo Anthony, (D) Greg Oden
7. What active coach has the most NCAA Tournament Titles to his name?
(A) John Calipari (B) Jay Wright
(C) Mike Krzyzewski (D) Roy Williams
8. Which team was the most recent repeat winner of the National Title?
(A) Villanova B) Florida
(C) Michigan (D) Duke
9. Who is the NCAA's all-time leading scorer
(A) Jerry Lucas (B) Michael Jordan
(C) Pete Maravich (D) Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
10. Where was the first NCAA Tournament held?
(A) Freedom Hall (B) Madison Square Garden
(C) Patten Gymnasium (D) Cameron Indoor Stadium
11. What NCAA team did the legendary Magic Johnson play for?
(A) Duke (B) USC
(C) Michigan (D) Michigan State
12. Which No.15 seed upset the highly-ranked Arizona Wildcats in 1993?
(A) Santa Clara (B) Wisconsin
(C) Gonzaga (D) Oklahoma
13. Which year saw seven players from the Final Four get drafted into the NBA?
(A) 2003 (B) 1996
(C) 2005 (D) 2011
14. Who is the only coach in history to win an NCAA Title and an NBA Title?
(A) Larry Brown (B) Phil Jackson
(C) Pat Riley (D) Mike Krzyzewski
15. What team was ranked as a No.1 Seed three consecutive years in a row only to not win a game during those years?
(A) Duke (B) North Carolina
(C) St. John's (D) Villanova
(1) UCLA still holds the record of most NCAA Tournament Titles with 11. That is three more than the next closest team, which is Kentucky with eight. The last time UCLA won a National Title was in 1995.
(2) North Carolina has made the Final Four a total of 20 times. Three times more than their next closest rival Kentucky and UCLA.
(3) George Mason's Cinderella run in 2006 is the right answer. They are matched by the 1986 LSU Tigers who made the Final Four as an 11 seed.
(4) This occurrence has happened on eight occasions. 1982, 93, 99, 05, 07, 08, 15, and 17. North Carolina was a part of four of these games.
(5) With 61 points, Austin Carr holds the record that was set all the way back in 1970. The Notre Dame PG recorded this feat before the three-point line was introduced.
(6) Carmelo Anthony holds this distinction as the highly-touted freshmen led Syracuse to the National Title in 2003.
(7) It is none other than Coach K. He owns five National Titles, which is the most among active coaches. The next closest coaches are Roy Williams and Jim Calhoun with three apiece.
(8) This impressive feat was accomplished by the Florida Gators in 2006 and 2007.
(9) This is not tournament related, but a great fact to know. Pete Maravich averaged nearly 44 points a game and finished his career with 3,667 points over three seasons at LSU.
(10) The first NCAA tournament was held in Evanston, Illinois at Patten Gym.
(11) Magic Johnson was and will always be a Spartan. Johnson played for two years at Michigan State, leading the Spartans to a Finals victory against then rival, Larry Bird and Indiana State.
(12) Santa Clara was the culprit of this monumental upset. They beat Arizona 64-61, and a future HOFer contributed to that cause with Steve Nash turning in 10 points and four assists.
(13) The answer is 1996; Marcus Camby, Tony Delk, Antoine Walker, Donta Jones, Erik Dampier and John Wallace a
(14) This great honor goes to Larry Brown, who tore through both ranks as a coach and won titles with Kansas in 1998 and Detroit in 2004.
(15) St. John's was ranked as the top seed for three straight years from 1980-82. During these tournaments, No.1's got a bye to the second round, and St. John's would go on to lose to UCLA, St. Joe's and Boston College.
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