A+ Members: Pick the Winner of the First Four Autostraddle March Madness Match-Ups

While the Selection Committees for the men's and women's NCAA tournaments won't release their handiwork until Sunday, we've decided to kick off the Madness a little early this year. We all deserve a little fun, right? But, as is our wont around here, we're switching things up just a little bit.

First, because some things never change, a little basketball nerdery for you...

Back in 2011, the NCAA decided to expand their annual Division I Men's Basketball Championship tournament to 68 teams. It was the first expansion of the tournament since the creation of the Mountain West Conference forced the NCAA to add an extra team a decade ago. At the time, most people expected the NCAA to expand the field to 80 or 96 teams — to maximize the...

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A black biracial, bisexual girl raised in the South, working hard to restore North Carolina's good name. Lover of sports, politics, good TV and Sonia Sotomayor. You can follow her latest rants on Twitter.

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