March Madness......Branson Style.
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March Madness. The Big Dance. Cinderella at the Ball. David vs Goliath, for all the marbles. We are all familiar with the NCAA Tournament and Final Four each spring. With the exception of the World Series, March Madness is my personal favorite sporting event. But that isn’t the only Mad March. Right here in Branson, MO, each & every spring, the March gets excitingly and exceedingly Mad, as well. To be completely accurate, the epicenter of the Madness is College of the Ozarks, at Point Lookout, MO, just a few miles south of Branson. Each March, the best teams in NAIA’s Division II converge on the Keeter Gymnasium on the Campus of College of the Ozarks for the Men’s National Basketball Championship Tournament. This year’s tournament is slated for March 9-15, and should be especially magical, as it’s the 20th such tournament. College of the Ozarks has played host to the tournament each year since 2000.
Obviously, the families, friends, and fans of the participant teams make up a large portion of the crowd. (And here at Pointe Royale, we offer a Spring Special that attendees can take advantage of.) But the tournament has become a real Branson event, too. The locals crowd into the Keeter Gymnasium to enjoy some fantastic basketball in an exciting college championship atmosphere. Rest assured, great basketball competition can be found at all levels. And this is the pinnacle of such competition in NAIA Division II. The teams are both talented and well coached, and are great examples of true student athletes. This year’s Championship Game will be nationally televised at 9pm on CBS College Sports. So let’s get out and enjoy some great college hoops!
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