Jarod Norton, sophomore, v. Scott Ellis, history teacher
1.What was the final score of the championship game for this year’s March Madness?
Ellis: I know it was a five point game… 65-60?
Norton: 71-68 or something like that.
Number one seeded North Carolina scored 71 points to win its sixth championship, while both contestants are yet to score.
2.What school has won the most tournaments? And how many?
Ellis: UCLA, 11.
Norton: UCLA, I’ll go with 11 as well.
Answer: UCLA, 11.
Ellis was quick to answer this one, maybe his UCLA teddy bear is giving him good luck.
3. Only one school has won the Men and Women’s tournament in the same year twice, what school was it?
Ellis: I’ll go with UCONN.
Norton: It was UCONN.
4. Were there any perfect brackets this year?
Ellis: No, there were not.
Norton: No! South Carolina messed everyone up!
Norton must know the pain South Carolina caused everyone.
5. What is the lowest seeded school to ever win a tournament?
Ellis: Wow, um I’ll guess eight and NC State.
Norton: Didn’t Villanova win at number eight?
Answer: Villanova, eight.
6. How many teams competed in the very first NCAA tournament?
Ellis: The very first one… four.
Norton: They just started with the Elite Eight.
7. Name a school who made their first Final Four appearance this year.
Ellis: Oh there was a couple, South Carolina and Gonzaga
Norton: It was Gonzaga right?
Answer: South Carolina or Gonzaga.
Ellis knows his basketball, he will receive an extra point for getting both teams.
8. How many brackets are filled out each year?
Ellis: Um, five million.
Norton: Let’s go with 150 million.
Answer: 70 million.
That must be close to how many goals Norton scores in water polo.
9. How many times has a 16 seed beat a number one seed?
Norton: Well in the men’s tournament, zero.
Comebacks are always possible!
10. What are the odds of filling out a perfect bracket?
Norton: Let’s go with one in a trillion.
Answer: 1 in 9 quintillion.
Good answer from Ellis, but not quite enough to pull him ahead.