PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

The NCAA has recently inked a deal to make replays of all games available on Netflix the day after the tournament concludes, so fans who have avoided spoilers can binge watch the entire tournament.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

In 1982, referees in some tournament games wore shirts with horizontal stripes. The shirts didn't catch on after complaints that they made the referees look too fat.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

Because the games are being played in the Indianapolis Colts football stadium, teams will be allowed to punt the ball through the goalposts for 3 points.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

In the 2016 tournament, teams not liking their initial round games may use PickHoops QuickPick technology to request a game with a lower risk factor.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

The 2015 field was noticeably weak. So much so that half the teams lost in the first round.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

In 1992, Pepperdine guard Doug Crenshaw received a technical foul call for eating a hotdog while lined up waiting for a free throw by the opposing team.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

In PickHoops history, the Final Four has never featured four animal mascots of different species until 2014. Previously, there have been multiple cats.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

This year, fans with motion-sensing gaming devices will be able to cause celebrity holograms behind the backboard to wave during free throws.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

The picking strategy of fiercest mascot has been correct 57% of the time in the last 5 tournaments.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

In 1954, both teams in the national championship game brought only their home white uniforms. Coincidentally, the 1954 championship game still holds the record for most turnovers.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

In 1972 the NCAA experimented with having referees wear roller skates. The experiment was discontinued at half-time of the first game.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

During this year's national championship game, the backboards will display real-time tweets sent by fans.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

In the 2016 tournament, teams not liking their initial round games may use PickHoops QuickPick technology to request a game with a lower risk factor.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

PickHoops is running out of red pixels for coloring busted brackets. Any future missed picks this year will be marked pink or orange.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

A new tournament rule prohibits players from using Snapchat during the first free throw after a two shot foul.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

Because the games are being played in the Indianapolis Colts football stadium, teams will be allowed to punt the ball through the goalposts for 3 points.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

During this year's national championship game, the backboards will display real-time tweets sent by fans.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

Plans are underway to hold this year's national championship game on an outdoor court in the infield of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

The picking strategy of fiercest mascot has been correct 57% of the time in the last 5 tournaments.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

In 1992, Pepperdine guard Doug Crenshaw received a technical foul call for eating a hotdog while lined up waiting for a free throw by the opposing team.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

Because of an eye injury, Kareem Abdul Jabbar wore a motorcycle helmet during the early rounds of the 1968 tournament. In later rounds he began wearing his signature sports glasses.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

Next year's at-large play-in teams will be selected by lottery from the complete list of division one schools not already selected for the tournament.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

Plans are underway to hold this year's national championship game on an outdoor court in the infield of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

Because of an eye injury, Kareem Abdul Jabbar wore a motorcycle helmet during the early rounds of the 1968 tournament. In later rounds he began wearing his signature sports glasses.
PickHoops April 1 QuickFact

PickHoops is running out of red pixels for coloring busted brackets. Any future missed picks this year will be marked pink or orange.

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