Fun Facts About the NCAA Bracket

Ahh, it’s almost March again. Every college basketball fan’s favorite time of year. Have you filled out your NCAA bracket yet? Or, locked in your viewing party plans? As you get ready for the big tournament, brush up on your NCAA knowledge with a few fun facts. Put your skills to the test and see how many you already know.

10 NCAA Trivia Facts

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  • The 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament will be the 81st edition.
  • Last year, the University of Maryland – Baltimore County became the first 16-seed to defeat a 1-seed team. In their matchup against the University of Virginia, the Retrievers dominated the Cavaliers 75-54 in an unexpected turn of events. Unfortunately, they were defeated by Kansas State 50-43 in the second round.
  • The very first NCAA men’s basketball champion was the University of Oregon Ducks back in 1939. That was the one and only time the team finished in the final two.
  • With 11 total wins, UCLA holds the record for the most national titles. However, they haven’t won since 1995.
  • The only time Maryland took home the championship was in 2002. Lead by Coach Gary Williams, they beat out Indiana with a final score of 64-52.
  • The lowest-scoring game in March Madness history was in 1941 between Wisconsin and Washington State. The score was a measly 39-34.
  • The only time all No. 1 seeds made the Final Four was in 2008.
  • According to WalletHub, your chances of filling out a perfect NCAA bracket are slim. One might even say impossible. The odds are 1 in 9.2 quintillion. But, you can still try.
  • Beer and basketball just go hand-in-hand. Every March, American beer companies produce 17 – 18 million barrels. To put it in perspective, they normally produce an average of 14 barrels a month. The more the merrier, right?
  • According to the Food Network, some of the best March Madness foods are chicken wings and chips. Although, we could’ve told you that. Might we also suggest burgers, queso and cold cuts?

Follow March Madness at Adam’s

How will you watch March Madness this year? Stop into Adam’s, your local bar and grille. We’ll be streaming all of the games so you never miss out on the action. From the first round to the final four, share in the excitement with fellow college basketball fans. Of course, we’ll be serving up plenty of good eats as well. Also, if you’re interested, feel free to participate in our beer or wing bracket. Overall, you can always count on Adam’s for great food, great company, and great sports.

Are you new to Adam’s Taphouse and Grille? We’re a BBQ restaurant located in Severna Park, MD. In addition to lunch and dinner, we also do events and catering. If you have any questions, give us a call at 410-647-5757.