In college basketball, March Madness reigns supreme.

For sports enthusiasts, it's the ultimate adrenaline rush, with more than 60 games packed into three weeks, offering a rollercoaster of emotions and unforgettable moments.

But what defines a "true" college basketball fan?

According to a recent WalletHub study, it's about embracing the entirety of the game -- from avidly following teams and players to engaging in discussions, attending games, and immersing oneself in the culture of NCAA basketball.

WalletHub claims it searched deep into the heart of college basketball fandom across the nation, examining 294 college towns and cities to determine the best and worst places for enthusiasts.

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In Massachusetts, the results offered a tale of two cities -- well, a city and a town.

Boston ranked No. 9 in the nation for college basketball passion. With a total score of 45.48, the city showcased a vibrant culture where the love for the game runs deep. From the rivalries of local universities to the passionate support, Bostonians clutch the essence of college basketball with enthusiasm not easily matched.

Contrast that with Easton, 30 miles south, home to Stonehill College and the Skyhawks. It takes the 286th position on the list with a score of 15.6. The passion for college basketball seems to pale in comparison here to the bustling energy of Boston. Granted, Easton is a town with a population of about 25,000, so maybe it's unreasonable to expect it to have the same electricity as Boston.

Los Angeles is the undisputed national champion, claiming the top spot with a commanding score of 59.98. In the City of Angels, where stars dazzle on both the big screen and the basketball court, the love for college hoops ignites the spirit of fans like wildfire.

On the flip side, New Britain, Connecticut, found itself at the very bottom of the rankings, rounding out the list with a score of 8.96. Despite its proximity to basketball hotspots like New York and Boston, this city struggled to muster the same level of support and dedication among its residents for college basketball.

Ultimately, whether cheering from the bleachers of a packed arena or following the action from the comfort of home, the spirit of NCAA basketball thrives in the hearts of fans nationwide, creating emotion that lasts long after the final buzzer sounds.

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