|When is March Madness?|
|What is March Madness?|
The term March Madness is used to describe the craziness that occurs in the month of March as a result of both the men's and women's NCAA Basketball Tournament. It was first used in the 20th century but has since then been adopted by the mainstream media. Since the tournament features 68-teams and is single elimination, meaning that if a team loses one game they are eliminated, there are typically lots of upsets and buzzer beaters that result in lots of madness.
If the madness that surrounded the NCAA Tournament wasn't enough already, it is very common for groups of people to complete in a tourney bracket compeition. People competing in the brackets try to predict the winners of all the matchups before guessing the national champion. Various bracket point systems are used but in general the person who guesses the most correct winners usually wins the title of the March Madness bracket champion.