Bing Predicts March Madness: Microsoft partners with the NCAA for college basketball playoffs

Arif Bacchus

Bing has been on quite the streak with cultural events in the last few weeks. The Microsoft search engine has worked its magic to predict Super Tuesday, Oscars, Grammy, and even Super Bowl results. Today, and as NCAA March Madness approaches, the team over at Bing has expanded their coverage of cultural events by way of a new partnership with the NCAA.

Bing will be partnering with the NCAA to expand their ability to deliver predictions to college basketball fans.  Under this partnership, Bing becomes the official bracketologist of the NCAA. This means that Bing Predicts will be now able to analyze Bing searches, as well as NCAA statistical data in order to help fans build a smarter bracket.

Under the partnership Bing promises a new NCAA March Madness smarter bracket experience.  It will provide intelligent match-up predictions, analysis, and other additional features that will help make sense of the outcomes for the tournament games.

The NCAA has also built a universal app for Windows 10 to coordinate with the new Bing smarter bracket experience which will launch on March 13th.  Users of Windows 10 PC’s, phones, and tablets will all be able to download the app prior to the start of the tournament. Features of the app include pinning your favorite teams to the Start menu, live alerts on upsets, overtimes, and close games.  Of course, with the app you also will be able to stream all 67 tournament games.

While you wait for the smarter bracket experience to launch, you can check out your favorite team chances at making March madness by searching for them on If you’re a fan of the NCAA, you might also want to check out the current version of the NCAA app by clicking below.