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  • 1. 

    Iowa State lost as 17 point favorite to which of these schools in a huge upset during the 2001 March Madness tournament?

    • A.

      La Salle

    • B.

      Davidson

    • C.

      George Mason

    • D.

      Hampton

    Correct Answer
    D. Hampton
    Explanation
    Iowa State lost as a 17 point favorite to Hampton in a huge upset during the 2001 March Madness tournament.

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  • 2. 

    Which school was able to earn a spot in the 2006 NCAA Final Four playing as a #11 seed?

    • A.

      Xavier

    • B.

      Davidson

    • C.

      Gonzaga

    • D.

      George Mason

    Correct Answer
    D. George Mason
    Explanation
    George Mason was able to earn a spot in the 2006 NCAA Final Four playing as a #11 seed. This was a significant achievement for the school because #11 seeds are typically considered underdogs and have a lower chance of making it to the Final Four. George Mason's success in the tournament that year was unexpected and they became a Cinderella story, capturing the attention and admiration of basketball fans.

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  • 3. 

    What team was able to defeat three #1 seeds on their way to the 1997 NCAA National championship victory?

    • A.

      Michigan

    • B.

      Arizona

    • C.

      Texas Tech

    • D.

      UCLA

    Correct Answer
    B. Arizona
    Explanation
    In 1997, Arizona was able to defeat three #1 seeds on their way to the NCAA National championship victory. This achievement is significant because it is rare for a team to defeat three top-ranked teams in a single tournament. Arizona's success demonstrates their exceptional skill and determination, making them deserving of the championship title.

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  • 4. 

    Which of these teams won each of their NCAA Tournament games by 10 points or more en route to the 1981 title?

    • A.

      Kentucky

    • B.

      UCLA

    • C.

      Marquette

    • D.

      Indiana

    Correct Answer
    D. Indiana
    Explanation
    Indiana won each of their NCAA Tournament games by 10 points or more en route to the 1981 title.

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  • 5. 

    The 2011 NCAA Tournament was expanded to fit how many teams into the bracket?

    • A.

      72

    • B.

      68

    • C.

      65

    • D.

      64

    Correct Answer
    B. 68
    Explanation
    The 2011 NCAA Tournament was expanded to fit 68 teams into the bracket. This means that 68 teams were selected to participate in the tournament and compete for the championship title.

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  • 6. 

    In the 2000 NCAA Tournament East regional opener, Florida defeated which team with a free-throw line buzzer beater?

    • A.

      Butler

    • B.

      Washington State

    • C.

      Northwestern

    • D.

      Virginia Tech

    Correct Answer
    A. Butler
    Explanation
    In the 2000 NCAA Tournament East regional opener, Florida defeated Butler with a free-throw line buzzer beater.

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  • 7. 

    Michigan knocked down two free-throws with no time remaining to defeat what school in the 1989 NCAA National championship?

    • A.

      Auburn

    • B.

      Seton Hall

    • C.

      Oregon State

    • D.

      Rutgers

    Correct Answer
    B. Seton Hall
    Explanation
    Michigan knocked down two free-throws with no time remaining to defeat Seton Hall in the 1989 NCAA National championship.

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  • 8. 

    Who was the school that made an incredible Cinderella run in the 2006 NCAA Tournament earning a spot in the Final Four?

    • A.

      Butler

    • B.

      George Mason

    • C.

      Northern Iowa

    • D.

      South Florida

    Correct Answer
    B. George Mason
    Explanation
    George Mason is the correct answer because they made an incredible Cinderella run in the 2006 NCAA Tournament, earning a spot in the Final Four. This was a significant achievement for the school, as they were not considered a powerhouse or a favorite to reach that stage of the tournament. Their unexpected success captured the attention of basketball fans and solidified their place in NCAA Tournament history.

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  • 9. 

    Which school won the 1982 March Madness tournament when they knocked down a memorable 16-foot jumper from the left wing?

    • A.

      North Carolina

    • B.

      Indiana

    • C.

      Georgetown

    • D.

      Michigan State

    Correct Answer
    A. North Carolina
    Explanation
    North Carolina won the 1982 March Madness tournament when they knocked down a memorable 16-foot jumper from the left wing.

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  • 10. 

    How many NCAA National titles did UCLA come out victorious in from 1964-1973?

    • A.

      9

    • B.

      6

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      5

    Correct Answer
    A. 9
    Explanation
    UCLA came out victorious in 9 NCAA National titles from 1964-1973.

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  • 11. 

    Duke defeated which team in the 1992 NCAA Tournament on an amazing jump shot from the free-throw line as time expired?

    • A.

      Virgina Tech

    • B.

      Kentucky

    • C.

      Syracuse

    • D.

      Ohio State

    Correct Answer
    B. Kentucky
    Explanation
    In the 1992 NCAA Tournament, Duke defeated Kentucky on an amazing jump shot from the free-throw line as time expired.

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  • 12. 

    What school has had only four basketball coaches in 61 years?

    • A.

      Louisville

    • B.

      Michigan State

    • C.

      Florida State University

    • D.

      UCLA

    Correct Answer
    A. Louisville
    Explanation
    Louisville is the correct answer because it has had only four basketball coaches in 61 years. This suggests that the school has had a stable coaching staff and a consistent basketball program over a long period of time. The other options, Michigan State, Florida State University, and UCLA, do not have the same level of stability in their coaching positions. Therefore, Louisville is the most appropriate answer based on the given information.

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  • 13. 

    In 1980's Final Four what was highest seed for the four schools?

    • A.

      Number 6

    • B.

      Number 4

    • C.

      Number 2

    • D.

      Number 7

    Correct Answer
    C. Number 2
    Explanation
    In the 1980's Final Four, the highest seed for the four schools was Number 2. This means that out of all the teams participating in the Final Four during the 1980's, the team with the Number 2 seed had the highest ranking.

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  • 14. 

    Who beat UCLA 74-63 on December 31st, 2010?

    • A.

      Arizona State

    • B.

      USC

    • C.

      Cal Poly

    • D.

      Washington

    Correct Answer
    D. Washington
    Explanation
    Washington beat UCLA 74-63 on December 31st, 2010.

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  • 15. 

    Who plays some home games at Carnesecca Arena?

    • A.

      Marquette

    • B.

      Syracuse

    • C.

      Temple

    • D.

      St Johns

    Correct Answer
    D. St Johns
    Explanation
    St Johns plays some home games at Carnesecca Arena.

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  • 16. 

    Who beat the 2010-11 Villanova men's basketball team on February 21, 2011?

    • A.

      Seton Hall

    • B.

      West Virginia

    • C.

      Syracuse

    • D.

      Monmouth

    Correct Answer
    C. Syracuse
    Explanation
    On February 21, 2011, the 2010-11 Villanova men's basketball team was beaten by Syracuse.

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  • 17. 

    Which of these schools is in the same conference as Notre Dame?

    • A.

      Boston University

    • B.

      Stony Brook

    • C.

      University Of Vermont

    • D.

      South Florida

    Correct Answer
    D. South Florida
    Explanation
    South Florida is in the same conference as Notre Dame.

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  • 18. 

    Which of these schools is in the same conference as Wisconsin?

    • A.

      Penn State

    • B.

      Duke

    • C.

      University Of North Dakota

    • D.

      Florida State

    Correct Answer
    A. Penn State
    Explanation
    Penn State is in the same conference as Wisconsin because both schools are members of the Big Ten Conference. The Big Ten Conference is a collegiate athletic conference consisting of 14 universities, including Penn State and Wisconsin. These schools compete against each other in various sports and are part of the same conference for scheduling and organization purposes.

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  • 19. 

    Who was the leading scorer in the 1984 National Finals game?

    • A.

      Patrick Ewing

    • B.

      David Wingate

    • C.

      Hakeem Olajuwon

    • D.

      Alvin Franklin

    Correct Answer
    D. Alvin Franklin
  • 20. 

    Who scored the most points in the 2000 National Finals game?

    • A.

      Mateen Cleaves

    • B.

      Morris Peterson

    • C.

      Andre Hutson

    • D.

      Udonis Haslem

    Correct Answer
    D. Udonis Haslem
    Explanation
    Udonis Haslem scored the most points in the 2000 National Finals game.

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  • 21. 

    Winthrop at 15th seed nearly upset which second seeded team in 2006, losing 63-61?

    • A.

      Florida

    • B.

      Duke

    • C.

      Tennessee

    • D.

      North Carolina

    Correct Answer
    C. Tennessee
    Explanation
    In 2006, Winthrop, the 15th seed, came close to causing an upset against the second seeded team. They lost the game by a narrow margin of 63-61. The question asks which second seeded team Winthrop nearly upset, and the correct answer is Tennessee.

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  • 22. 

    Which region saw all of its top eight seeds win in the first round of the 1993 tournament?

    • A.

      West

    • B.

      Southeast

    • C.

      East

    • D.

      Midwest

    Correct Answer
    C. East
    Explanation
    In the first round of the 1993 tournament, the East region was the only region where all of its top eight seeds won. This means that all the teams that were expected to win based on their seedings were successful in their respective matches. The other regions, West, Southeast, and Midwest, did not have all of their top eight seeds win in the first round.

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  • 23. 

    Which was the last #3 seed standing in the 2007 NCAA Tournament?

    • A.

      Oregon

    • B.

      Pittsburgh

    • C.

      Virginia

    • D.

      Arkansas

    Correct Answer
    A. Oregon
    Explanation
    In the 2007 NCAA Tournament, Oregon was the last #3 seed standing. This means that out of all the teams that were seeded 3rd in their respective regions, Oregon was the only one to advance the furthest in the tournament. The other options, Pittsburgh, Virginia, and Arkansas, were eliminated earlier in the competition.

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  • 24. 

    Which team's 106 points against UCLA were the most in any 1992 tournament game?

    • A.

      Indiana

    • B.

      Ohio State

    • C.

      Wisconsin

    • D.

      Duke

    Correct Answer
    A. Indiana
    Explanation
    Indiana's 106 points against UCLA were the most in any 1992 tournament game. This indicates that Indiana had the highest scoring game among all the teams mentioned.

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  • 25. 

    Which 9th and 10th-seeded teams faced off in a 1979 Elite Eight game?

    • A.

      St. John's & Pepperdine

    • B.

      Penn & St. John's

    • C.

      Penn & Lamar

    • D.

      Lamar & Pepperdine

    Correct Answer
    B. Penn & St. John's
    Explanation
    In the 1979 Elite Eight game, the 9th-seeded Penn team faced off against the 10th-seeded St. John's team. This matchup between two lower-seeded teams in the tournament's quarterfinals was likely unexpected and made for an exciting game.

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  • 26. 

    2000 Final Four Most Outstanding Player Mateen Cleaves first played with which NBA team?

    • A.

      Boston Celtics

    • B.

      Chicago Bulls

    • C.

      Detroit Pistons

    • D.

      Los Angeles Lakers

    Correct Answer
    C. Detroit Pistons
    Explanation
    Mateen Cleaves, the 2000 Final Four Most Outstanding Player, first played with the Detroit Pistons in the NBA.

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  • 27. 

    Which school fell in the play-in game for the 2008 Tournament?

    • A.

      Kent State

    • B.

      Ohio State

    • C.

      Harvard

    • D.

      Coppin State

    Correct Answer
    D. Coppin State
    Explanation
    In the 2008 Tournament, Coppin State fell in the play-in game.

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