NCAA is the abbreviation of the National Collegiate Athletic Association and is basically is the US Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at a college level. It's a knock-out university tournament that's played every spring and in which 68 different college teams take part. It's very important because it's a showcase for plenty of talented players that end up in the NBA.
And bracketology is a concept that has a lot to do with this tournament since it's the process by means of which people try to predict the final bracket and winners of the finals. Regardless of the amount of data handled, it's rather uncontrollable because there are always aspects that are out of our control.
Are you capable of predicting the next NCAA champion?
ESPN, the North American sports channel, has released ESPN Tournament Challenge, the app with which its users can apply all their knowledge about the NCAA and try to find out how the final knock-out bracket will stand after each round. The winners can earn $10,000 and a trip to Maui Invitational, the annual basketball tournament that's played during Thanksgiving in Hawai.
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These are the main functions of the app:
- Includes information about the historical and present season's performance for each team.
- Quick creation of brackets and access to groups and knock-out rounds.
- Complete brackets with random teams in a matter of seconds with the autocomplete function or by importing your own brackets.
- Compare your scores to those of your friends, relatives or even celebrities.
- Join up to three groups and compete against celebrities, friends, athletes, and players from all over the country...
- Available for both the men and women's tournament.
If you're a college basketball fan, don't hesitate to download the ESPN app and try to guess who will be the winner of the 2018 edition.