March Mania minutia…


• Seventeen of the 54 entries picked Kansas to win the national title; 21 picked Ken­tucky; three picked Missouri.

• Of the 54 entries, only one (Darcy Franzen of Newton) correctly predicted Norfolk State’s first-round upset of Missouri; no one predicted Duke’s first-round loss to Lehigh.

• Only four entries correctly picked Wichita State to lose its first-round game against Virginia Commonwealth.

• All but six entries correctly picked Kansas State to beat Southern Mississippi in the first round; 19 thought KSU would beat No. 1 seed Syra­cuse, too. Two picked the Wildcats to reach the Final Four.

• The lowest seed picked to win the title was Florida, a No. 7 seed in the West Regional.


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