March Madness - updates

Rappler's latest stories on March Madness


NCAA National Championship game ends in dramatic fashion

Apr 05, 2016 - 12:14 PM

The ball in your hands The clock winding down A shot at history

Villanova reaches NCAA title game after record rout of Oklahoma

Apr 03, 2016 - 11:52 AM

Villanova wins by the biggest margin of victory in the history of the national tournament s Final Four

FINALS-BOUND. The Villanova Wildcats reach the NCAA Finals after routing the Oklahoma Sooners. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Fil-Aussie Robertino Zambrano's film shortlisted for Oscars 2016

Dec 30, 2015 - 4:49 PM

Robertino s Love in the Time of March Madness is shortlisted in the Animated Short Film Category

ROBERTINOO ZAMBRANO. The Filipino-Australian's film is shortlisted for an Oscar. Screengrab from Instagram/robertinozambrano

Duke defeats Wisconsin to win 5th NCAA title

Apr 07, 2015 - 11:52 AM

The Blue Devils come from behind against the Badges to take home their 5th NCAA title to cap off March Madness

Duke star Jahlil Okafor throws down a one-handed dunk against the Wisconsin Badgers. Photo from the Sports Center Twitter account

Should the UCLA vs SMU game have been decided by this goaltending call?

Mar 20, 2015 - 8:43 AM

A hotly debated goaltending call with 13 seconds remaining sends UCLA to the next round of the NCAA men s basketball tournament

UCLA celebrates sweet victory while SMU reacts to a bitter defeat. Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images/AFP

UConn to face Kentucky for NCAA basketball crown

Apr 06, 2014 - 3:09 PM

The University of Connecticut toppled top seeded Florida on Saturday and will play Kentucky for America s coveted national collegiate basketball crown

NCAA SHOWDOWN. Terrence Samuel (L), Lasan Kromah (R) and the rest of the UConn Huskies will face the Kentucky Wildcats in the NCAA Finals. Photo from Getty Images/AFP

Last dance: Rappler's Guide to the NCAA Final Four

Apr 03, 2014 - 3:48 PM

From 64 teams we re down to the Final Four With everyone s brackets long since busted Rappler breaks down the chances of the last NCAA men s basketball teams standing

AND THEN THERE WERE FOUR. Kentucky, Wisconsin, UConn and Florida will all vie for the grandest prize in men's college basketball

Holding Court - Projected top NBA draft picks eliminated early

Mar 26, 2014 - 6:53 PM

Several of the top projected NBA draft picks saw their teams take early exits in March Madness but will that affect their draft position? Columnist Bert Ramirez examines

LOTTERY TICKET. Center Joel Embiid's Kansas squad took an early March Madness exit, but columnist Bert Ramirez doesn't anticipate that will affect his draft status. Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images/AFP

Rappler's Bracketologist breaks down March Madness

Mar 20, 2014 - 8:00 PM

Rappler s bracketologist Naveen Ganglani breaks down the NCAA men s basketball picture as the teams rev up to vie for college basketball supremacy

LET THE MADNESS BEGIN. Rappler's bracketologist breaks down the NCAA Men's Basketball picture

College basketball heats up as March Madness sweeps US

Mar 18, 2014 - 10:15 AM

Over the next three weeks a peculiar syndrome will sweep over the United States sending Americans into a collective tizzy as they ditch work lay bets and obsess over something called brackets

MARCH MADNESS. US President Barack Obama accepts a jersey from Cardinals' head coach Rick Pitino during a ceremony to honor the NCAA Men's Basketball Champion Louisville Cardinals last July. Photo by Shawn Thew/EPA

Obama picks Hoosiers to win NCAA crown

Mar 21, 2013 - 9:03 AM

US President Barack Obama a known basketball enthusiast picked the Indiana Hoosiers to win the 2013 NCAA title

AFP file photo