Five perfect entrants in Final Four Frenzy
Five entrants had the Final Four predicted correctly in the Post-Bulletin’s Final Four Frenzy contest.
The contest required entrants to predict which four teams would get to San Antonio, then which of them would be champion and runner-up.
Robert Larget of Rochester and David Boraas of Goodhue shouldn’t watch the title game together if it’s UCLA vs. North Carolina.
Each had a perfect 4-for-4 on the Final Four field, but Larget has the Tar Heels beating the Bruins in the last game, and Boraas has UCLA defeating UNC.
Bob Lexvold of Zumbrota has Memphis over Kansas in the title game after getting the four region champions right. Todd Lexvold of Mazeppa has Memphis beating North Carolina.
The fifth entrant to accurately forecast which four teams are left is Robert Millner of Rochester. He has Kansas over UCLA in the championship round.
If his or her predictions are perfect the rest of the way, any of those five will win first prize of a $75 gift certificate to their choice of any of the sponsors of the Post-Bulletin’s March Mania online contest. Second prize is $25.
The five cover all but three of the eight possible outcomes.
If Kansas beats Memphis in the finals, Millner takes first. If North Carolina defeats Memphis, Tammy Lexvold of Pine Island and Ben Farley of Rochester will go to the second tie-breaker — championship game winning margin — to decide first and second. If UCLA beats Kansas, Jacki Dodson of Pine Island edges Boraas on the first tie-breaker, number of wins by Big Ten teams.
Entries get 50 points for each region champion, 100 points for each national semifinal winner and 200 points for the correct championship game winner.
A total of 39 entries were received.