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NCAA men's college basketball game between Virginia Cavaliers and Duke Blue Devils

College basketball today is governed by collegiate athletic bodies including the United States's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), the United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA), the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA), and the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA). Governing bodies in Canada include U Sports and the Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). Each of these various organizations are subdivided into from one to three divisions based on the number and level of scholarships that may be provided to the athletes.

Each organization has different conferences to divide up the teams into groups. Teams are selected into these conferences depending on the location of the schools. These conferences are put in due to the regional play of the teams and to have a structural schedule for each to team to play for the upcoming year. During conference play the teams are ranked not only through the entire NCAA, but the conference as well in which they have tournament play leading into the NCAA tournament.

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The NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship is held each spring featuring 68 college basketball teams in the United States.

The 20-day tournament, colloquially known as "March Madness" or the Big Dance, has become one of the United States' most prominent sports events.

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Navy Midshipmen Nikki Curtis gets a shot off over an Army West Point cadet

Navy Midshipmen Nikki Curtis gets a shot off over an Army West Point cadet during the Women’s Army-Navy basketball game in Alumni Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy. Navy edged out Army, 75-73, as part of a double header which pitted both the men and women of the two academies against each other.

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Michael William "Mike" Krzyzewski (ʃəʃefˈskiˌ) (pronounced "shuh-shef-skee") (born February 13, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois), often referred to as Coach "K", is the head coach of the Duke University men's basketball team. The program has been one of the most successful of the 1980s to 2000s. He also was picked to coach the United States men's national basketball team, which includes the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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March 28-31 NCAA Men's D-I Tournament Regionals
March 29 - April 1 NCAA Women's D-I Tournament Regionals
April 5-7 NCAA Women's D-I Tournament Final Four
April 6-8 NCAA Men's D-I Tournament Final Four
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