Google the term ‘college‘ in March and you are likely to get a ton of search results about the NCAA basketball tournament, affectionately referred to as March Madness. It triggers office brackets and binge basketball viewing, even during work hours. In short, it pretty much takes over American culture. If you aren’t familiar with March Madness, you might find yourself feeling a little left out.

Well, never fear. We have put together our newest infographic to acquaint you with March Madness. By the time you’re done with this bad boy, you’ll be talking shop with the rest of the sports nuts. Enjoy!

There are a total of 63 games in the tournament.
68 teams are invited to the tournament.
The odds of picking a perfect bracket are 9,223,372,036,854,775,808 to 1.
If you want help in picking winning teams, go with those that have All Americans. Of the last 28 champions, 27 have had at least one All American on their team.
Every year, an average of 8.7 upsets happen.
UCLA has the most championships under its belt–11 total.
Brigham Young University has made it to the tournament with reaching the Final Four than any other school–27 times total.
The worst blowout in March Madness history was in 1963 when the Loyola–Chicago Ramblers beat Tennessee Tech GoldenEagles, 111-47. Ouch!
UCLA’s John Wooden is the winningest coach in March Madness history with 10 National Championships (1964, 1965, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975).
According to the FBI, more than $2.5 billion is illegally wagered annually on the NCAA tournament annually.
According to the NCAA, more than 10 percent of Americans participate in March Madness “office pools.”

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Sources:
http://www.ncaa.com/history/basketball-men/d1
http://statistics.about.com/od/Applications/a/March-Madness-Statistics.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCAA_Men’s_Division_I_Final_Four_appearances_by_school
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCAA_Men’s_Division_I_Basketball_Championship#Final_Four
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/mar/20/list-top-10-march-madness-facts/
http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=28635#.Uw6uC0KwLx0

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