March Madness refers to the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship, a tournament of 68 teams held each year in March and April. It is "single elimination," which means that there is no second chance for a team that loses.
Unlike most aspects of liberal universities, meritocracy rules in March Madness. Christian schools typically qualify at a high rate, despite how government discriminates against them by funding their competitors.
Underachievement by expensive, government-funded basketball programs are common among teams that fail to qualify for March Madness, or suffer upset defeats early in the tournament.