NCAA March Madness It’s the best time of year again for college basketball fans and this is your source for NCAA March Madness Online Brackets.  First, I want to give a HUGE shout-out to the Long Beach State Men’s Basketball Team for beating UC Santa Barbara 77-64 on Saturday night, winning the Big West Conference championship game and title, PLUS a spot in the NCAA tournament.  They’ll be dancing all the way to the Big Dance and I’m so proud of my Undergraduate Alma Mater!  Way to go BEACH!   If that’s not impressive enough, the attendance at the men’s final game was 7,564 – the largest crowd to witness a final in the history of the Big West tournament in its 18-year tenure in Anaheim, according to the Honda Center.  Woop, woop!

LBSU Wins the Big West Conference & Advances to the NCAA Tournament

LBSU Wins the Big West Conference & Advances to the NCAA Tournament(Photos courtesy of the Big West Conference)

One of the best parts of the March Madness excitement is participating in a bracket challenge and here’s a round-up of some of the most popular, FREE online bracket systems out right now:

ESPN Tournament Challenge

NCAA Bracket Challenge

Fox Sports Bracket Challenge

NBC Sports Bracket Madness

CBS Sports Bracket Manager

Yahoo! Tourney Pick’em

As you’re gettin’ your hoop on, make sure to show your love on Twitter to my boys at The BEACH!

@LBSUAthletics

@MarchMadness

@NCAA

#LBSU

#GoBEACH

#CasperWare

#JamesEnnis

#TJRobinson

#DanMonson

#StrongBeach

#FearTheBeach

#LongBeachState

#NCAATourney

#MarchMadness

This year’s NCAA Tournament could be the last time we see some of the hottest players in the country in a college uni.  There are going to be a lot of potential superstars in the 2012 draft class, and when the Big Dance is over, some of them will pack up and head for the NBA.  March Madness begins Tuesday, March 13th and ends Monday, April 2nd.  Who are your top picks for the NCAA tourney?  Leave your comments below and let the madness begin.

GO BEACH!!

Go BEACH!

Editor’s Note:  Angel Soria is an Internet Marketing Consultant, entrepreneur, columnist for the Tulare Kings Hispanic Times, expert contributor for www.saltywaffle.com, and currently obtaining her Executive MBA at Fresno State.  To learn more about NCAA March Madness Online Brackets, visit www.fresnolocalinternetmarketing.com and enter your name and email address in the boxes provided.  Follow her @talk2angelsoria.