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Basketball and brackets: a March love story

Understanding which team you mean

And with so many great women’s and men’s teams to keep track of, Search tries to understand what you’re looking for. When you come to find sports information for your favorite professional team, it’s easy to just search for them by name. But with college sports, women’s and men’s teams often share the same name. Simply searching for a school name plus the word “basketball” doesn’t necessarily specify a league. And if you want to find information for a women’s game and only see men’s game times or scores, that’s not a great experience.

That’s why, just in time for the tournament, we’re rolling out an improvement to how we understand sports searches and showcase team information in Search. Now, when you search for your favorite college basketball team, we’ll take into account different factors like trending searches and even game times to help us better understand which team you’re searching for.

Even with these improvements, what Search predicts as likely the most relevant game or team may not be quite what you wanted. But you shouldn’t have to do yet another search to ask to see women’s or men’s scores. So we’re adding a carousel with the same kind of information for the other team.


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