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March 30, 2012

SCO Madness

by Eli Schwadron, Online Sports Editor
Will Anthony Davis and Kentucky win it all? Courtesy of ESPN
Will Anthony Davis and Kentucky win it all?
Each year, a nation of college basketball crazies celebrate the month of March by filling out brackets and entering pools, usually with a hefty sum of money on the line. The Silver Chips Online staff followed suit prior to this year's tournament (minus the entry fee…we're poor) by starting a new tradition with the first annual SCO Madness pool.

With the Final Four beginning on Saturday night, we now present to you our pool's current standings, with the picks we made back in mid-March. Most of us took the safe route, picking the Kentuckys and the UNCs to make it to New Orleans. Others decided to have fun with it because there wasn't any cash on the line.

A closer look at Margie's bracket. Three out of four Final Four teams...Nice! Courtesy of CBS Sports
A closer look at Margie's bracket. Three out of four Final Four teams...Nice!
The great thing about the NCAA tournament is that you don't have to be a college basketball guru for your bracket to do well. In fact, based on our pool standings heading into the Final Four, the exact opposite is true. Just check which teams yours truly, an avid basketball fan (whatever that means), had in the Final Four. Yeah, I didn't do so hot this year. Then look to the top of the leaderboard, and you'll find our EiC Margie Fuchs, whose bracket I helped fill out. Never again, Margie!

Shout-out to Emma Lansworth, who nailed the Louisville Final Four pick. Out of 6.45 million brackets on ESPN, only 6.8% picked the Cardinals to reach N'awlins. Unfortunately, the rest of her Final Four was VCU, Montana and North Carolina…

Check the standings, make fun of us (especially my picks) and comment to let us know which teams you had making it to the Big Easy.


1. Margie Fuchs, Editor-in-Chief
Final Four: Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio St., Kansas
Finals: Kentucky-Ohio St.
Champs: Kentucky

2. Jacob Buchholz, Staff Writer
Final Four: Kentucky, Missouri, Florida St., Kansas
Finals: Missouri-Kansas
Champs: Missouri

3. Emma Howells, Photo Staff
Final Four: Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio St., North Carolina
Finals: Kentucky-North Carolina
Champs: Kentucky

4. Prashan Dharmasena, Tech Staff
Final Four: Kentucky, New Mexico, Ohio St., North Carolina
Finals: Kentucky-North Carolina
Champs: Kentucky

5. Mimi Verdonk, Staff Writer
Final Four: Kentucky, Michigan St., Syracuse, North Carolina
Finals: Kentucky-Syracuse
Champs: Syracuse

6. Melodi Anahtar, Editor-in-Chief
Final Four: Kentucky, Florida, Syracuse, North Carolina
Finals: Florida-Syracuse
Champs: Syracuse

7. Valerie Hu, News Editor
Final Four: Kentucky, Michigan St., Syracuse, North Carolina
Finals: Kentucky-North Carolina
Champs: Kentucky

8. Janvi Raichura, Staff Writer
Final Four: Kentucky, Missouri, Syracuse, North Carolina
Finals: Missouri-North Carolina
Champs: North Carolina

8. Langston Taylor, Staff Writer
Final Four: Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio St., North Carolina
Finals: Kentucky-Ohio St.
Champs: Kentucky

10. Liv Jacobson, Entertainment Editor
Final Four: Kentucky, Missouri, Syracuse, North Carolina
Finals: Kentucky-North Carolina
Champs: North Carolina

10. Melissa Haniff, Managing Editor
Final Four: Kentucky, Michigan St., Florida St., North Carolina
Finals: Kentucky, North Carolina
Champs: Kentucky

10. Myla Sapp, Sports Editor
Final Four: Kentucky, Michigan St., Syracuse, North Carolina
Finals: Kentucky-Syracuse
Champs: Syracuse

13. Molly Ellison, Photo Staff
Final Four: Kentucky, Marquette, Florida St., North Carolina
Finals: Marquette-North Carolina
Champs: Marquette

14. Brittany Cheng, Staff Writer
Final Four: Kentucky, Michigan St., Syracuse, Georgetown
Finals: Kentucky-Syracuse
Champs: Kentucky

15. Rachel Auerbach, Staff Writer
Final Four: Kentucky, Missouri, Florida St., North Carolina
Finals: Kentucky-Florida St.
Champs: Florida St.

16. Eli Schwadron, Sports Editor
Final Four: Kentucky, Missouri, Florida St., North Carolina
Finals: Kentucky-North Carolina
Champs: Kentucky

17. Allison Daitch, Managing Editor
Final Four: Duke, Michigan St., Syracuse, North Carolina
Finals: Duke-North Carolina
Champs: North Carolina

18. Alison Kronstadt, Opinions Editor
Final Four: Kentucky, Marquette, Gonzaga, Georgetown
Finals: Marquette-Georgetown
Champs: Georgetown

19. Emma Lansworth, Photo Staff
Final Four: VCU, Louisville, Montana, North Carolina
Finals: VCU-Montana
Champs: Montana (!)

20. Hannah Lynn, Staff Writer
Final Four: Iowa St., BYU, Wisconsin, Michigan
Finals: Iowa St.-Michigan
Champs: Iowa St. (!)

21. Stacy Mathew, Staff Writer
Final Four: Duke, St. Louis, Gonzaga, Georgetown
Finals: Duke-Georgetown
Champs: Georgetown



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  • eli lover on March 30, 2012 at 9:39 PM
    eli. i love you. you're so ridiculously hot. omg
  • poppa (View Email) on May 1, 2012 at 9:40 PM
    eli doesnt know anything about basketball and is a ginger gump
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