March Madness College Basketball Team Trivia

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  • 1. 

    How many points did Kansas score in the 2008 NCAA National Championship game against Memphis?

    • A.

      75

    • B.

      85

    • C.

      65

    • D.

      80

    Correct Answer
    A. 75
    Explanation
    In the 2008 NCAA National Championship game against Memphis, Kansas scored 75 points.

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  • 2. 

    In the 2008 NCAA Tournament, which of these schools was the fourth and final #1 seed to make the Final Four?

    • A.

      Texas

    • B.

      Georgetown

    • C.

      Memphis

    • D.

      Michigan State

    Correct Answer
    C. Memphis
    Explanation
    Memphis was the fourth and final #1 seed to make the Final Four in the 2008 NCAA Tournament. This means that out of the four options given, Memphis was the last team to qualify for the Final Four as a #1 seed.

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  • 3. 

    Which of these Big Ten schools defeated Michigan in the first ever National championship game featuring only one conference?

    • A.

      Purdue

    • B.

      Indiana

    • C.

      Michigan State

    • D.

      Ohio State

    Correct Answer
    B. Indiana
    Explanation
    Indiana is the correct answer because they defeated Michigan in the first ever National championship game featuring only one conference. The question is asking which Big Ten school achieved this, and Indiana is one of the schools listed as an option.

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  • 4. 

    In 1985 the NCAA Tournament eliminated all first-round byes and expanded the field to how many schools?

    • A.

      68

    • B.

      56

    • C.

      64

    • D.

      53

    Correct Answer
    C. 64
    Explanation
    In 1985, the NCAA Tournament made changes by eliminating all first-round byes and expanding the field to include 64 schools. This means that 64 teams would now compete in the tournament, instead of a smaller number like 56 or 53. The expansion allowed for more teams to have a chance to participate in the tournament and increased the excitement and competitiveness of the event.

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  • 5. 

    Which team had a coach in their first season take them to the Final Four in 1980?

    • A.

      UCLA

    • B.

      Michigan

    • C.

      DePaul

    • D.

      Oklahoma

    Correct Answer
    A. UCLA
    Explanation
    In 1980, UCLA had a coach who took them to the Final Four in their first season. This suggests that the coach was able to lead the team to a high level of success right from the start.

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  • 6. 

    Which team had a first year coach take them to the Final Four in 1972?

    • A.

      Kansas

    • B.

      Louisville

    • C.

      Florida

    • D.

      USC

    Correct Answer
    B. Louisville
    Explanation
    In 1972, Louisville had a first-year coach who led them to the Final Four. This means that the coach, in his first year with the team, was able to guide them to the prestigious Final Four tournament.

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  • 7. 

    Which team had a first year coach take them to the Final Four in 1998?

    • A.

      Duke

    • B.

      North Carolina

    • C.

      Dartmouth

    • D.

      UCLA

    Correct Answer
    B. North Carolina
    Explanation
    In 1998, North Carolina had a first-year coach who led them to the Final Four. This indicates that the coach was able to quickly establish a successful team and guide them to the final stages of the tournament in their debut season.

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  • 8. 

    What school had a head coach win a NCAA Championship at their Alma Mater?

    • A.

      Syracuse

    • B.

      Florida

    • C.

      Duke

    • D.

      UCLA

    Correct Answer
    A. Syracuse
    Explanation
    Syracuse is the correct answer because their head coach, Jim Boeheim, won a NCAA Championship at his Alma Mater. This means that Boeheim, who attended Syracuse University as a student, later became the head coach of the Syracuse basketball team and led them to win a NCAA Championship.

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  • 9. 

    What was the first conference to have three teams with a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament?

    • A.

      Big East

    • B.

      ACC

    • C.

      Big Ten

    • D.

      Big 12

    Correct Answer
    A. Big East
    Explanation
    The Big East was the first conference to have three teams with a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. This means that in a particular year, three teams from the Big East were ranked as the top seeds in their respective regions. This achievement highlights the strength and competitiveness of the Big East conference, as it produced multiple teams that were considered the best in the tournament.

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  • 10. 

    Southern California was defeated, 74-72, in the 1954 NCAA national semifinal game by what school?

    • A.

      St. John's

    • B.

      New Mexico

    • C.

      Maryland

    • D.

      Bradley

    Correct Answer
    D. Bradley
    Explanation
    In the 1954 NCAA national semifinal game, Southern California was defeated by Bradley with a score of 74-72.

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  • 11. 

    What school defeated Yale, 92-82 in overtime, in the first game of the 1962 NCAA Tournament?

    • A.

      Richmond

    • B.

      Wake Forest

    • C.

      Iowa

    • D.

      Utah State

    Correct Answer
    B. Wake Forest
    Explanation
    Wake Forest is the correct answer because they defeated Yale, 92-82 in overtime, in the first game of the 1962 NCAA Tournament.

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  • 12. 

    Maryland defeated which school, 92-82, in the NCAA Tournaments 1,400th game played?

    • A.

      Texas A&M

    • B.

      Missouri

    • C.

      UC Santa Barbara

    • D.

      Connecticut

    Correct Answer
    C. UC Santa Barbara
    Explanation
    Maryland defeated UC Santa Barbara, 92-82, in the NCAA Tournaments 1,400th game played.

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  • 13. 

    Who defeated Seton Hall, 80-79 in overtime, for the 1989 NCAA National Championship?

    • A.

      West Virginia

    • B.

      UNLV

    • C.

      Kansas

    • D.

      Michigan

    Correct Answer
    D. Michigan
    Explanation
    In the 1989 NCAA National Championship, Michigan defeated Seton Hall with a score of 80-79 in overtime.

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  • 14. 

    In one of the biggest upsets in NCAA Tournament history, what #15-seed took down Arizona, 64-61?

    • A.

      Providence

    • B.

      Santa Clara

    • C.

      Vermont

    • D.

      Davidson

    Correct Answer
    B. Santa Clara
    Explanation
    Santa Clara is the correct answer because they were the #15-seed team that defeated Arizona in the NCAA Tournament with a score of 64-61. This upset victory is considered one of the biggest upsets in tournament history.

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  • 15. 

    Final Four-bound Maryland got by which of these schools, 83-80, in the first round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament?

    • A.

      Wright State

    • B.

      George Mason

    • C.

      Northern Iowa

    • D.

      Drexel

    Correct Answer
    B. George Mason
    Explanation
    In the first round of the 2001 NCAA Tournament, Maryland defeated George Mason with a score of 83-80.

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  • 16. 

    In 1993 Air Force fell to which school, 63-52, in the NCAA Tournaments 2,400th game played?

    • A.

      Ohio State

    • B.

      Syracuse

    • C.

      Georgia

    • D.

      North Carolina

    Correct Answer
    D. North Carolina
    Explanation
    In 1993, Air Force lost to North Carolina with a score of 63-52 in the NCAA Tournaments 2,400th game played.

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  • 17. 

    How many of the 48 teams in the 1980 NCAA Tournament received at-large bids?

    • A.

      32

    • B.

      24

    • C.

      28

    • D.

      18

    Correct Answer
    B. 24
    Explanation
    In the 1980 NCAA Tournament, out of the 48 teams participating, 24 teams received at-large bids. This means that these teams were not automatic qualifiers based on winning their conference championships, but were selected by the tournament committee based on their overall performance and strength of schedule. These at-large bids are given to teams that have shown exceptional skill and potential, but may not have won their conference championship.

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  • 18. 

    How many teams per conference were allowed a bid to the 1980 March Madness tournament?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      Unlimited

    • D.

      3

    Correct Answer
    C. Unlimited
    Explanation
    In the 1980 March Madness tournament, an unlimited number of teams per conference were allowed a bid. This means that there was no specific limit on the number of teams that each conference could send to the tournament.

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  • 19. 

    The 1982 March Madness championship brought great television ratings with North Carolina defeating what school?

    • A.

      Saint Louis

    • B.

      Georgetown

    • C.

      Indiana

    • D.

      Georgia Tech

    Correct Answer
    B. Georgetown
    Explanation
    In the 1982 March Madness championship, North Carolina emerged as the winner by defeating Georgetown. This event garnered high television ratings, indicating the significant interest and viewership it generated.

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  • 20. 

    The amount of automatic qualifiers for the 1985 NCAA Tournament was capped at how many teams?

    • A.

      25

    • B.

      30

    • C.

      20

    • D.

      34

    Correct Answer
    B. 30
    Explanation
    The amount of automatic qualifiers for the 1985 NCAA Tournament was capped at 30 teams. This means that 30 teams were guaranteed a spot in the tournament based on their conference championship. These teams did not have to rely on receiving an at-large bid. The cap on automatic qualifiers ensures that a certain number of teams from each conference have the opportunity to compete in the tournament.

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  • 21. 

    The name of the Southeast Region was changed to what region for the 1998 NCAA Tournament?

    • A.

      Eastern Region

    • B.

      East Region

    • C.

      Southern Region

    • D.

      South Region

    Correct Answer
    D. South Region
    Explanation
    The name of the Southeast Region was changed to the South Region for the 1998 NCAA Tournament.

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  • 22. 

    How many conferences were eligible for automatic qualification to the 2001 March Madness tournament?

    • A.

      24

    • B.

      29

    • C.

      35

    • D.

      31

    Correct Answer
    D. 31
    Explanation
    31 conferences were eligible for automatic qualification to the 2001 March Madness tournament.

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  • 23. 

    Who televised the NCAA Tournament opening-round game for the first time in 2002?

    • A.

      Fox

    • B.

      ABC

    • C.

      CBS

    • D.

      ESPN

    Correct Answer
    D. ESPN
    Explanation
    In 2002, ESPN televised the NCAA Tournament opening-round game for the first time.

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  • 24. 

    Who did Cincinnati defeat in the first NCAA championship game which had two teams from the same state facing each other?

    • A.

      Xavier

    • B.

      Dayton

    • C.

      Akron

    • D.

      Ohio State

    Correct Answer
    D. Ohio State
    Explanation
    In the first NCAA championship game with two teams from the same state, Cincinnati defeated Ohio State.

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  • 25. 

    Who did Valparaiso upset in the 1998 NCAA Tournament by sinking a 3-point shot as time expired?

    • A.

      Gonzaga

    • B.

      Tennessee

    • C.

      South Florida

    • D.

      Ole Miss

    Correct Answer
    D. Ole Miss
    Explanation
    In the 1998 NCAA Tournament, Valparaiso upset Ole Miss by sinking a 3-point shot as time expired. This implies that Valparaiso scored a crucial last-second shot that secured their victory over Ole Miss in the tournament.

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  • 26. 

    Indiana was knocked out of the second round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament by which of these schools?

    • A.

      Missouri

    • B.

      Xavier

    • C.

      George Mason

    • D.

      Gonzaga

    Correct Answer
    D. Gonzaga
    Explanation
    Indiana was knocked out of the second round of the 2006 NCAA Tournament by Gonzaga.

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  • 27. 

    Syracuse defeated which team in the 2003 March Madness final with a memorable blocked shot as time expired?

    • A.

      Illinois

    • B.

      Kansas

    • C.

      Georgia Tech

    • D.

      Florida

    Correct Answer
    B. Kansas
    Explanation
    In the 2003 March Madness final, Syracuse defeated Kansas. The question mentions a memorable blocked shot as time expired, indicating a significant moment in the game. This suggests that Syracuse's victory over Kansas was particularly noteworthy due to this game-changing play.

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  • 28. 

    Which school knocked down a 15-foot base-line jumper with four seconds left to win the 1987 NCAA title over Syracuse?

    • A.

      Arkansas

    • B.

      Arizona

    • C.

      Duke

    • D.

      Indiana

    Correct Answer
    D. Indiana
    Explanation
    Indiana knocked down a 15-foot base-line jumper with four seconds left to win the 1987 NCAA title over Syracuse.

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  • 29. 

    UNLV entered the 1991 March Madness tournament with an undefeated record but was knocked out in the Final Four by which school?

    • A.

      Temple

    • B.

      Wake Forest

    • C.

      California

    • D.

      Duke

    Correct Answer
    D. Duke
    Explanation
    UNLV entered the 1991 March Madness tournament with an undefeated record but was knocked out in the Final Four by Duke.

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  • 30. 

    Coppin State defeated which school, 78-65, in the biggest upset of the 1997 NCAA Tournament?

    • A.

      South Carolina

    • B.

      Iowa State

    • C.

      Vanderbilt

    • D.

      Drexel

    Correct Answer
    A. South Carolina
    Explanation
    In the biggest upset of the 1997 NCAA Tournament, Coppin State defeated South Carolina with a score of 78-65.

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