Get March Madness history, including past NCAA men's basketball champions and results. , UCLA (), John Wooden, , Jacksonville, College Park, Md. North Carolina finds redemption with national championship. The NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament involved 68 teams playing in a single-elimination tournament to determine the men's National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I college basketball national champion for the –17 season. This article lists U.S. men's college basketball national player of the year awards. Several different organizations sponsor an award for the nation's top player.