Giving Sunday's NCAA Tournament Games a Boost Courtesy of an 11W Contest

By Chris Lauderback on March 19, 2017 at 8:04a
Michigan State will have its hands full against No. 1 seed Kansas
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It's the last day to turn earn a Sweet Sixteen bid so let's run another contest to spice things up. 

Here's the deal. 

There are eight games today. Your task will be to correctly predict the point spread winner in each game. Should multiple folks post a perfect record (or at least best record) against the spread in those eight games, the grand prize winner shall be the person who submitted their perfect picks (or best record) first. 

Grand prize winner receives a t-shirt, cap or beanie (sorry, no polo) from in-stock items in the 11W Drygoods and a $20 donation made by me, on the winner's behalf, to our Pay It Forward fundraiser seeking to build a life-size statue of Woody Hayes in his hometown of Newcomerstown, Ohio.  

For anyone else who turns in a perfect 8-0 record (or best record) against the spread but not before the grand prize winner tossed in their entry, I'll donate $10 to the Woody fund on your behalf as a consolation prize. 

Yesterday, Buckeye In Orlando, Jugdish and PS IT'S all posted a 7-1 record. Buckeye In Orlando was the first to submit a "best record" entry so he won the grand prize. Jugdish and PS IT'S each won the consolation prize. 

Please list your picks, in the same game order as the chart below, simply noting the teams you think will cover (no need to list the spreads). 

SUNDAY DANCE CARD
TIP TIME (EDT) FAVORITE UNDERDOG
12:10 LOUISVILLE (-4.5) MICHIGAN (+4.5)
2:40 KENTUCKY (-5.5) WICHITA STATE (+5.5)
5:15 KANSAS (-8.5) MICHIGAN STATE (+8.5)
6:10 NORTH CAROLINA (-11.5) ARKANSAS (+11.5)
7:10 OREGON (-5.5) RHODE ISLAND (+5.5)
7:45 BAYLOR (-6.5) USC (+6.5)
8:40 DUKE (-8.5) SOUTH CAROLINA (+8.5)
9:40 UCLA (-4.5) CINCINNATI (+4.5)

The fine print:

  • Must be at least 21 years of age to enter
  • One entry / comment per person
  • Duplicate entries/comments will be ineligible
  • Deadline for entries is 12:00 p.m. EDT
  • Any entries/comments edited after 12:00 EDT will be disqualified 
  • Entries must be on 11W website - not twitter, Facebook etc. 
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