The woman's tourney was 8 days long,
I believe it was the 2008 tourney
I've always used Tourney though I'm not sure if its proper.
March Madness is a popular term for season-ending basketball tournaments played in March (Brent Musburger is generally regarded as the individual who first used that phrase in conjunction with the college tournament, using it during CBS Sports' coverage of the tourney back in 1982 - see below), especially those conducted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and various state high school associations. The phrase was not associated with the college tournament in 1939, when an Illinois official wrote "A little March Madness [may] contribute to sanity." March Madness is also a registered trademark, held jointly by the NCAA and the Illinois High School Association. The trademark has sparked a pair of high-profile courtroom battles in recent years.
The first national basketball tournament was the National Invitational Tournament, the NIT. It preceded the start of the NCAA tourney. The first year of the NCAA Basketball Tournament was 1939.
Through 2013, Kentucky has qualified for the NCAA men's basketball tournament known as "March Madness" a record 52 times. The next closest team is North Carolina with 44. And 2013 marks the tourney's 75th year, meaning that Kentucky-- en route to its eight titles (second most)-- has been in more than two thirds of the tournaments thus far.
Ohio. Ohio has 5 teams in the tourney
north Carolina they destroyed Oklahoma in the tourney
Some sources have told me that the 2010 tourney will be in Duluth, Ga (site of the 2007 tourney), but I can not get a reliable confirmation from anyone. Why is it such a secret, I wonder....
Other words with a similar meaning (synonyms) to tournament are contest, competition, event, tourney, game, play-offs, match