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April 8, 2008 10:33 AM

We have a winner

Posted by Bob Condotta

The first (maybe annual?) Husky Men's Basketball Blog NCAA Tournament Pool (got to come up with a better name) is over and we have a winner --- Chris Wofford, who correctly picked Kansas to take the whole thing and also correctly picked all four of the Final Four.

I finished in a dropping-like-a-rock 32nd place after picking UCLA and North Carolina to advance to the Final.

For those who played and have a password, you can also access the bracket of the guy who won the entire ESPN tournament here. His big master stroke was picking Davidson to get to the Elite Eight. He also got almost a direct hit on the final, calling for Kansas to win 77-71 (real final was 75-68).

Otherwise, however, he mostly just picked a lot of the higher seeds to win, pointing out that it was a pretty by-the-book tournament that other than Davidson and the final game and a few buzzer beaters here and there, didn't yield a lot of memorable moments.

Thanks again to Matty Simone for organizing this, and our winner should contact me privately about our (alleged?) prize.

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Posted by unfading passion

11:50 AM, Apr 08, 2008

What's the prize for finishing fifth?

Posted by grant

12:17 PM, Apr 08, 2008

Budinger has declared, but will not hire an agent yet according to espn.

Posted by Cougfan

1:45 PM, Apr 08, 2008

Congrats Chris!

I would also like to thank Matty for generating the contest.

Posted by sore loser

6:32 PM, Apr 08, 2008

Thanks for setting up the tournament, it was a lot of fun. I will win next year.

Posted by mattysimone

7:56 PM, Apr 08, 2008

haha yeah great turn out!!!! thanks to everyone for playing. My close friend olly was a free throw away from winning it!!! I new it would catch up to memphis at some point. yuck just in the final 10 seconds of the championship......husky fans know that feeling all to well!!!

Posted by ollyGmoney

8:51 PM, Apr 08, 2008

Thanks Matty! Awesome turn out!

Posted by MRB

4:05 PM, Apr 09, 2008

Howabout the "Neuheisal Memorial Bracket"?

Posted by wayupwaydown

5:25 PM, Apr 23, 2008

I was painfully mediocre until the final four, when I turned excruciatlngly awful.

Thanks Matty. I will do better next year.

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