March Madness Trivia

We’re just so proud of our own hometown team the BSU Broncos for their spectacular season this year. They made it into the March Madness brackets for the 8th time this year and were hoping to break their streak of not advancing into the second round, but they just missed out this year. Regardless, we are very proud of what they were able to accomplish this year and we look forward to next year’s season and seeing them again in the brackets. Let’s go Broncos!

As for today’s article, to help celebrate their great season and to get hyped about the rest of the NCAA tournament, we wanted to do an article that was all about March Madness trivia. Here are some interesting facts and trivia questions that you can use to both impress and stump your friends at the next watch party or around the water cooler. Enjoy!

Who were the first teams to ever play in the NCAA championship?

-Ohio State University and The University of Oregon

Who won the first NCAA championship?

-The University of Oregon

Who started the phrase “March Madness”?

-Henry Porter

How many teams were in the first March Madness tournament?


What team was the first 16-seed to upset a 1-seed?

-University of Maryland

Which coach has won the most NCAA Tournament games?

-Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski with 97

What was the first No. 16 seed to win in the NCAA Tournament? Who did they beat?

-UMBC beat Virginia 74-54 in 2018.

What is the traditional March Madness anthem?

-"One Shining Moment" is traditionally played at the end of the championship game as the winning team's players cut down the nets, to a montage of highlights from the tournament.

What are the odds of filling out a perfect March Madness bracket?

-1 in 9.2 quintillion. Yes, quintillion! That means that the odds of completing a perfect bracket are pretty slim, so don’t feel bad if your’s got busted this year!

How old was the youngest head coach to win March Madness?

-When the Indiana Hoosiers won an NCAA title in 1940, their coach, Emmett "Branch" McCracken wasn't that far out of college himself at age 31.

What player sank the game-winning shot that gave Dean Smith his first NCAA title as a head coach?

-Michael Jordan

Who holds the NCAA career record for most points scored in the tournament?

-Christian Laettner of Duke with 407 points


Although it is very unlikely, we hope that your brackets this year are working out great for you and that your favorite team wins! Also, don’t forget to check out our events page on our website. Our events are always a blast and it’s a great opportunity to show all of our products in person and to meet Justin (the man himself!) and to get expert product tips, demonstrations, and samples. It’s always a blast to see our great products in action for yourself. Hope to see you around. No matter what you do this year, we hope you have a wonderful year from Better Man Beard.