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Basketball tournament is a series of contests involving a relatively large number of teams. A number of basketball teams compete and the one that prevails through the final round or that finishes with the best record is declared the winner.
The term may be used in either of two overlapping senses: (a) One or more competitions held at a single venue and concentrated into a relatively short time interval. (b) A competition involving multiple matches, each involving a subset of the competitors, with the overall tournament winner determined based on the combined results of these individual matches.
A famous form of basketball tournaments are the NCAA basketball tournaments men and women for Divisions I, II and III.