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Five Celebrities Who Love March Madness

College basketball may not make the headlines all through the year but it is always the number one story at the beginning of March, as the NCAA gears up for its men’s and women’s Division I Tournament – better known as March Madness.

The entire nation goes crazy for this one-and-done tournament to determine the very best team in the whole of college hoops. Everyone and their dog are filling out their brackets before the tournament begins, and many of them are also planning to have a bet on March Madness too. That includes some of the biggest celebrities in the world of entertainment. Here are five stars that will be glued to the action over the next few weeks.

Ken Jeong

The comedian known best for his role in The Hangover franchise, as well as TV’s Community, is a big college basketball fan and is regularly seen leading the cheering courtside. Although he studied at both UNC and Duke, it is the Blue Devils that he gets behind.

This season has been a strange one for Duke, having to get used to a new coach for the first time in 42 years after the departure of Coach K following the Final Four loss to UNC last year. There is a tricky first round clash with Oral Roberts first up this year – but you can bet Ken Jeong will be expecting a deep run into the tournament for his beloved Duke.

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez rose to stardom as a child, starring on the Disney Channel before embarking on a hugely successful singing career. She is still multi-tasking across the entertainment spectrum but has most recently earned plaudits for her performance in Only Murders in the Building alongside Steve Martin and Martin Short.

But she also has passions away from the screen and stage – and one of those is college hoops. In particular, Gomez is a big fan of the Baylor Bears. A Texas native, she would have enjoyed Baylor’s championship-winning season a couple of years ago – and so would have her little dog, also called Baylor.

Jason Sudeikis

Ted Lasso has turned out to be one of the most successful comedy shows in recent years and is credited with getting even more people into soccer in the US. The star of the show is Jason Sudeikis, and it is his character’s lovable personality that is seen as a major reason why the show has done so well.

He has been a long-time star of SNL, as well as countless other comedy shows over the years. But it is his love of the Kansas Jayhawks that gets him onto this list. He spent much of his childhood in  Overland Park, Kansas and has always been a big fan. He even went to college (not KU) on a basketball scholarship but left before graduating.

There are a number of fans that have swapped the Hollywood hills for courtside seats

Bill Murray

Born in Evanston, Illinois, Bill Murray attended Regis University in Denver briefly, but he is not associated with any of the basketball teams from either of those locations. In fact, Murray may not be considered a die-hard of any team – but he sure does get behind his basketball-coaching son.

Luke Murray has been an assistant coach at Xavier and Louisville – and Bill Murray has always been in attendance to support the team. Luke is currently the UConn assistant coach, so it is a fairly good bet that his father will be cheering on the Huskies at this year’s tournament. Also Read – American Chef Bobby Flay Net Worth

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Our final celebrity March Madness fan made her name on SNL and Seinfeld before taking the lead role in the hugely popular Veep. She has actually won more television awards than any other American woman and continues to star in successful projects on both the big and little screen.

But it is her alma mater, Northwestern, where her support lies when it comes to basketball. The Wildcats can also count Seth Myers as a fan, and both will be cheering them on in their first round game against Boise State before a possible match up with UCLA this year.

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