March Madness: NCAA Tournament picks from FOX 11 staff

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.

For viewers looking to play at home, play the FOX Super 6 Challenge for college hoops throughout the NCAA Tournament for your chance to win thousands of dollars, absolutely for free. Just download the Super 6 app now and make your picks!

FINAL STANDINGS

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:

LOCAL SCHOOLS

  • 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

Get your top stories delivered daily! Sign up for FOX 11’s Fast 5 newsletter. And, get breaking news alerts in the FOX 11 News app. Download for iOS or Android.