March Madness is upon us as the annual NCAA Division I men's college basketball tournament gets under way Tuesday, March 19, with play-in games.
It wouldn't be March Madness without the bracket. (You'll find a handy, printable bracket in the PDF to the right of this text.)
Also, an interactive bracket is on the March Madness Web site.
Is yours filled out?
It's single elimination games, as 68 teams complete for the national championship title, which will be decided at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on April 6-8.
We want to know which teams you predict will make it to the final four and which team you anticipate will be the 2013 NCAA Division I champion.
For those unfamiliar with bracketology, USA Today offers tips for those filling out a bracket for the first time, and The Huffington Post shares 10 things you should know for the tournament.
While workers across the country make predictions and watch to find out if their teams go on to win, U.S. companies stand to lose at least $134 million in “lost wages” in just the first two days of the tournament alone, The Huffington Post reports. A study says an estimated 3 million American workers will spend one to three hours a day during work watching tournament.
Places to watch March Madness games near Ellington and Somers:
- Lepri's Burger Bar
- Casey's Cafe
- Mickey Finn's Cafe
- Chicago Sam's