From buzzer-beating shots to upsets, this year's NCAA men's basketball tournament did not disappoint.
After last season's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament was called off due to COVID-19, this year's iteration of March Madness did not lack the on-court action.
Here at FOX 11, bragging rights were at stake as our staff filled out their brackets ahead of the start of the tournament.
The Good Day LA staff dominated this year's bracket challenge, taking the first three spots in the final standings. Writer Izzy Mariano will be cutting the FOX 11 bracket challenge net this year as he correctly predicted a Baylor national title. He also correctly predicted Houston and Gonzaga joining the Bears in the Final Four.
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1. Izzy: 140 (Last Round: 1st)
2. Michaela: 131 (Last Round: 3rd)
3. Bobby: 103 (Last Round: 2nd)
4. Elex: 81 (Last Round: 4th)
5. Liz: 79 (Last Round: 5th)
6. Carlos and Christian: 72 (Last Round: Both tied 6th)
8. KJ: 66 (Last Round: 8th)
9. Angie: 61 (Last Round: 9th)
11. Christine and Maria (Last Round: 11th)
Below are the picks from the FOX 11 staff:
LIZ HABIB, SPORTS ANCHOR
MICHAELA PEREIRA, GOOD DAY LA HOST
CHRISTINE DEVINE, EVENING ANCHOR
ELEX MICHAELSON, EVENING ANCHOR
BOB DeCASTRO, NOON ANCHOR
MARIA QUIBAN, METEOROLOGIST
ANGIE QUIROGA, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
IZZY MARIANO, WRITER
CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN, SPORTS PRODUCER
CARLOS BALTODANO, TOC
KJ HIRAMOTO, DIGITAL PRODUCER
HOW SCORING WORKS
- First Round: 1 point
- Second Round: 2 points
- Sweet 16: 4 points
- Elite 8: 8 points
- Final Four: 16 points
- Championship game: 32 points
For folks looking to play at home, below is a blank copy of this year's tournament bracket:
- UCLA: Eliminated after loss to Gonzaga in the Final Four
- USC: Eliminated after loss to Gonzaga in the Elite 8
- San Diego State: Eliminated after loss to Syracuse in the first round