Sorry this took so long to post but I know many of you are VERY INTERESTED in the final tally.
First Place was decisively claimed by Don Laackman who had a score of 126 with 41 correct picks (As you might recall, Don finished dead last in his inaugural 2011 appearance). Congrats on a remarkable bracket and a great turn-around from last year. Nicely done!
Second Place was happily claimed by Jivin Jenny with a score of 123 and 36 correct picks! JJ was second to last in 2011 and is happy to take second place to someone with the wisdom to pick Kentucky as the NCAA National Championship, the 8th for the University of KY.
Third place went to Anthony Escuadro with a score of 117 and 33 correct picks who also wisely chose Kentucky as the overall winner.
Fourth place claimed by Chris Sabino with a score of 94 and 40 correct pics. Sadly Chris chose Ohio St. as his winner.
Fifth place went to Michael Russell who was an early favorite in the competition. At the end of the tourney, Russell had a score of 86 with 42 correct picks and North Carolina as his champion.
Sixth place went to Kamran Swanson (who may or may not exist) with a score of 78 and 37 correct picks. He chose Kansas as his champion.
Finally, seventh place is awarded to David Richardson. Dave had a score of 66 with 34 correct picks. He was out pretty early when his champion Missouri went down early in the tourney. However, he felt great happiness when Lehigh defeated the evil Duke Blue Devils in the first round of the tourney, so not all was a loss.
Great tourney with lots of fun games. The conclusion happened over spring break which I am sure why the Realist did not make the final report. Seven months until college bball starts again, now there is the super long baseball season to be endured….