March Madness: Everything You Need to Know Before The 2019 Season Kicks Off

In a couple of weeks now, we will be ushering in the new season of the March Madness. What that means is every day of fun basketball games till a winner ensues again. And trust us, it will be fun.

If you are also looking forward to it, it is just necessary that we play catch up before the D-day. Furthermore, we will also throw in some tips that will help you grab the games from anywhere you might be when they start playing.

You don’t have to take our word for it. How about we get started?

What is March Madness?

The March Madness is a term used to refer to NCAA’s Division 1 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The event earned its name due to the significance of when it happens and how it does happen.

For one, the games start in March and usually ended in March – before expansion took over and the games spilled into April.Still, that does nothing to take away from the fact that it is now synonymous with the third month.

The madness? Well, every single team has to give their all like they were playing their last game, because it could be. Every game is treated like a final since losses would mean direct knockout.

How many teams compete in the March Madness?

The first ever March Madness event held in the year 1939, and it had just 8 teams in participation. Many years down the line, more teams have emerged and been added onto that list.

To put that in context, a total of 68 teams now battle for the final glory of the competition. To cater for that size, more games were also added – as should be.

How to watch all the action live

TVs have long been the preferred mode of watching the March Madness games, and for good reason. Afterall, they brought all the channels and were readily available.

But then, streaming is fast changing the way we view sports. You can now consume sports content on the go, watch your games on any device and do not even need to have cable running.

If you would also prefer to watch Mach Madness online, here are some of the platforms to subscribe to:

  • YouTube TV–Offering all of Fox, CBS, ESPN, BTN and other such channels, you get all the basketball action you might want in this package. At just $40/ month, and a 14-day free trial to boot, younever have to miss out on a single game
  • SlingTV – This is one of the cheapestalternatives for those who don’t have cable TV. The service costs just $25/ month and you get to watch all teams except for the Big Ten (only available via YouTube TV) and Pac-12 teams.

You can add a Pac-12 subscription plan to your Sling TV package at just $5/ month.

  • PlayStation Vue – If you prefer the Sony platform instead, this is also a great streaming device for all the March Madness games. You can enjoy the free trial to knowwhat you are signing up for, but you would have to commit to $50 monthly payments to keep enjoying the service.

Who is most likely to win?

Villanova has done an impressive thing by winning the Championship twice in the past three years. This year is yet to get underway, but they are already showing up to be one of the favorites already.

However, they will have a hard time defending the title against the likes of Duke, North Carolina and Michigan state, among other powerhouse teams that will be fielded.

They will fancy their chances though, but will they be able to pull it off? That will be known in a matter of time. Whatever you do, don’t miss a single game.