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    NCAA® Sports

    by Turner Sports

    NCAA Sports is the official Turner sports app, and a good one to start checking in on getting coverage when March Madness begins. Until NCAA's March Madness Live app, which will launch closer to March 19th, and is your connection to all things NCAA. Tournament updates and highlights are just some of what this app provides that you may miss due to that thing called work! It also features social plugins to trash talk with other fans.

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    Yahoo! Sportacular Pro

    by Yahoo! Sports

    A quick-acting powerhouse for your March Madness needs with a slick UI, Yahoo Sportacular has a lot going for it. Customize alerts to receive specific updates on scores, plays, and more. Aside from its play by play functionality, the app has sports news, game chat, and the ability to make (and view) team picks for specific games. You can also keep up with your fantasy teams and favorite players. Even though there's no bracket functionality, Sportacular is fast enough to switch to the games you need to see in a flash.

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    PocketBracket: March College Basketball Tournament

    by Pure Concepts, LLC

    Last minute brackets and pools are almost expected to happen. Use PocketBracket to help you prepare. Practice your fills before the official start with preloaded 2012 data, and you'll be prompted to update when the official bracket is ready to be chosen. You're allowed unlimited brackets and private pools. Share your brackets via Facebook, Twitter, or email. This app is a great choice if you're looking to keep your bracket at hand.

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    ESPN Bracket Bound 2013

    by ESPN

    ESPN Bracket Bound 2013 is a good universal app for those taken over by the Madness of March. In this app, ESPN will give insight from renowned basketball analysts in the industry. Video highlights, current scores, and comparing your brackets against those of ESPN celebrities are just some of the highlights within. With the new Tournament Challenge, you'll now be able to go against some of the ESPN celebs, along with friends and co-workers.

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    Office Pool Picker 2012

    by Three Brothers

    Although this app is from 2012, it is still useful--and free--until Three Brothers releases its new 2.0 version for 2013. The apps already mentioned are very good for basketball fans, however, not everyone knows about or enjoys sports. With Office Pool Picker, even those who have no clue about basketball can easily fill out a March Madness bracket. Some novices pick their winners based on the name of a team, or even how its mascot looks. All you need to do is respond to some pop culture questions, and this app will generate a bracket for you based on your responses! If you're one of the clueless ones when it comes to hoops, this is an app to have fun with. You never know, it may lead you to win.

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    CBS Sports for iPad

    by CBS Interactive

    Since CBS is one of the networks that air March Madness games, it wouldn't be right not to mention CBS Sports for iPad. There is also an iPhone version, depending on which you prefer. Receive game updates no matter where you are, watch live games for free, and keep up to date on all of the latest.

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    University Wallpapers

    by Appible LLC

    Feel like proudly displaying your school spirit with all of the festivities that March Madness has brought upon you? University Wallpapers is a free, universal app with more than 60 schools to decorate you iDevice's home and lock screen with your favorite college teams' skins. They have recently added 32 more schools, and if you don't see the college of your choice, you are able to request it right from the app. You are allowed one free skin wallpaper for each of the universities within, and if you're a super fan, you can purchase the whole bunch via in-app purchase. Want other swag from your favorite U? Discounts are also available.

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    Team Stream

    by Bleacher Report

    As the Madness is going on, keep up with your favorite team news from all across the web right as it breaks with Team Stream. Stuck at work and can't catch that oh-so-important game? No problem. This free app by Bleacher Report will make it a little more fun by giving you the ability to goad your friends over Facebook, Twitter, text, or email. You will always be in the know, and the app's push notifications are a plus.

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    Slam Dunk King

    by PikPok

    Need the spotlight on yourself for a few minutes during the commercials? Slam Dunk King is a fun universal game to show off your basketball moves and, of course, your cool dunks! Play March Madness style in one of the 3 featured modes: Time Attack, Sudden Death, or Arcade. Challenge the company that you have over through Game Center during the real game breaks, but be quick...the tournament is almost back on!

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    Off The Hook Excuses

    by Off The Hook Apps

    Last but not least, we present you with Off The Hook Excuses. Every year, many people seem to "get sick" when March Madness is going on, causing them to miss work. We at AppAdvice are not saying that it's okay to make excuses for work, but if you need to make sure you don't miss a game, this app just might help you out. Don't forget, March Madness starts on March 19th, so be prepared!