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College Basketball Trivia

If you know your college basketball, you know it is more than just March Madness. Test your college hoops knowledge with this college basketball trivia quiz. Questions about great players, coaches, nicknames, tournament games and more. From the UCLA Bruin dynasties to Duke's greatest players and historic performances, we cover it all in these trivia questions.

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In what year was the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) founded?

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In what season was the first set of rules created for the NCAA?

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How many original rules for basketball did James Naismith establish?

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What was the college basketball team that Vanderbilt University fielded back 1893?

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Performing a dunk was considered legal again in what season?

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This Villanova player earned the NCAA tournament's most outstanding player award in 2018...

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The participating teams joining the regional semi-finals are known popularly as...

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What is the first known college to field a basketball team against an outside opponent?

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In the original 13 rules, 3 consecutive fouls will result in...

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Who is credited as the inventor of basketball?

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The first 16 seed to win an NCAA tournament game was UMBC. Who did they beat?

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Which of the following can claim the honor of winning March Madness both as a player and as a coach?

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During the 1965–66 season, the first all five black was represented by what collegiate team?

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Who is the youngest coach to win the NCAA championship?

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The last time that the NCAA tournament expanded its field of teams was in 2011, how many teams does it have now?

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College Basketball Trivia Questions
  • What athletic bodies govern college basketball in the U.S.A.?
  • What is the first known college to field a basketball team against an outside opponent?
  • What was the college basketball team that Vanderbilt University fielded back 1893?
  • The second recorded instance of an organized college basketball game was fielded by what university?
  • The first intercollegiate match using the modern rule of five players per side is often credited as a game between what universities?
  • The game between University of Chicago and University of Iowa that established the 5 player team happened in what city?
  • While it’s commonly believed the first five on five game was played between Iowa and the University of Chicago, some sources claim that the first “true” five-on-five intercollegiate match was a game between universities?
  • Which of the following colleges won the Amateur Athletic Union’s (AAU) annual U.S. national championship tournament?
  • What is the first known tournament that exclusively featured college teams?
  • Which college won the 1904 Summer Olympics?
  • The first stand-alone post-season tournament exclusively for college teams was held in what tournament?
  • What team won the 1922 National Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament?
  • In what year was the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) founded?
  • Which of the following conferences/leagues declined invitations to participate in the 1922 National Intercollegiate Basketball Tournament?
  • The CCNY point-shaving scandal happened during what season?
  • How many schools were involved in the CCNY point-shaving scandal?
  • The NCAA tournament expanded its field of teams in 1975 from…
  • The last time that the NCAA tournament expanded its field of teams was in 2011, how many teams does it have now?
  • The participating teams joining the regional semi-finals are known popularly as…
  • The participating teams joining the regional finals are known popularly as…
  • In 2016, the round numbers changed but the field did not expand. The first 4 games containing the last 8 teams in the tournament are now called…
  • In what season did the first team with all five black starters occur?
  • During the 1965–66 season, the first all five black was represented by what collegiate team?
  • The 1966 NCAA University Division Basketball Championship Game was an iconic moment in sports history when an all black five starter team defeated an all white team. What team represented the all white team?
  • Who is credited as the inventor of basketball?
  • How many original rules for basketball did James Naismith establish?
  • In the original 13 rules, 3 consecutive fouls will result in…
  • What is the foul limit for college basketball?
  • There are different types of fouls for basketball, which of the following is not a type of foul?
  • In what season was the first set of rules created for the NCAA?
  • In what season was the charging foul introduced?
  • Performing a dunk was considered illegal in what season?
  • Performing a dunk was considered legal again in what season?
  • The three-point arc distance differs between all levels of basketball. For the NCAA mens’ division, this distance is equivalent to…
  • What is the “One-and-Done Rule” about?
  • Which team won the first ACC Tournament?
  • The first NCAA basketball national championship tournament was won by what collegiate team?
  • What is the traditional song played at the end of the NCAA Tournament?
  • Who is considered as the best all-time scorer in the NCAA?
  • The odds of making a perfect March Madness bracket is equivalent to…
  • Who is the youngest coach to win the NCAA championship?
  • How young was Branch McCracken when the Indiana Hoosiers won the NCAA championship back in 1940?
  • Which of the following can claim the honor of winning the March Madness both as a player and as a coach?
  • Who is the well known player that gave Dean Smith his first NCAA title as a head coach via a game winning shot?
  • What is the only team in college basketball history to achieve an 88-game winning streak?
  • Which of the following has the UCLA Bruins achieved?
  • Who among the NBA players holds the record for blocked shots in a single March Madness game?
  • NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament is also known as…
  • Who is the player that led his team to victory to break the UCLA Bruins’ 88-game winning streak?