The Madness Begins: March Madness Trivia (1st 2 Rounds)

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The Madness Begins: March Madness Trivia (1st 2 Rounds)

As usual, the NCAA Basketball tournament provided a tremendous amount of excitement over its 1st weekend a few days ago. As always, there were many nailbiters and some top seeds just barely got by. And again, as always, some top seeds were knocked out in the 1st or 2nd round. The constant amount of games over the 1st 4 days of the tournament is maybe the most exciting thing in all of sports in my opinion, and I'm not even much of a basketball fan! I'm sure many of you were paying attention, so let's see how well you can do on this quiz about the 1st two rounds.

How many of the 4 teams that won games in the 'First Four' went on to win one more game?

The lowest point total by a team in Round 1 was 41. Which was that team?

What #6 seed did Pittsburgh upset in the 1st round of the Midwest Regionals?

Which of these teams is NOT in the final 4 of the South Regional?

Gonzaga is in the Sweet 16. In what state is that university?

The lowest point total by a team in Round 2 was 51. Which team was that?

How many teams from California advanced to the Sweet 16?

What team did #13 seed Furman upset in the 1st round of the South Regionals?

Going into the tournament, what was the highest win total by any team?

What #1 seed lost in the 2nd round of the tournament?

What Ivy League team won both their games to advance to the Sweet 16?

How many Big 10 schools advanced to the Sweet 16?

What was the most points scored by a team in the 1st round?

Which of these teams is NOT in the final 4 of the Midwest Regional?

Going into the tournament, what was the lowest loss total by any team?

Which of these teams is NOT in the final 4 of the West Regional?

What was the most points scored by a team in the 2nd round?

Which of these SEC schools did NOT make the Sweet 16?

Which of these teams is NOT in the final 4 of the East Regional?

Xavier is in the Sweet 16. In what state is that university?

What Region(s) saw 3 of its top 4 seeds advance to the Sweet 16?

Creighton is in the Sweet 16. In what state is that university?

What team first beat Texas A & M but then lost to Texas?

What #1 seed lost in the 1st round of the tournament?

Two of the 'First Four' play-in teams got #16 seeds. What seeds did the other 2 get?

The Madness Begins: March Madness Trivia (1st 2 Rounds)

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