If you are looking for a way to introduce your students to the madness surrounding the NCAA men's basketball tournament then look no further. This product contains a reading comprehension story that begins with the creation of the tournament and continues all of the way to its current grandeur. Students will then have 10 questions, 8 multiple choice and 2 short answer, to complete. For time fillers or fun there are also two puzzles included. One is a word search that includes terms related to basketball and some of the most successful teams in the tournament. The other puzzle is a NCAA mascots crossword that includes the mascots of 20 of the most prominent teams in the sport. (Sorry if your team isn't in the puzzle.) An answer key for each task is included.