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Men’s Final Four Contest: It’s Back

Pick Title Game for Chance to Win Prizes
Time to pick the winners.

Here is your chance to pick the National Champion in men’s college basketball. Simply check out the semifinals, pick the survivors of those games and then the final score of the title game. Choosing a semifinal correctly earns a contestant two points and picking the national champion correctly earns the contestant five points. Margin of victory will be the first tiebreaker and total points the second. We will start with a first prize of a $20 gift card, a second prize of $15 and a third of $10.

One entry per person. Contest open to the E.O. Smith school community. Entries are free; prizes donated by The Panther Press. If we receive more than 50 entries, we will add at least one random prize. 

The semifinals feature Purdue against North Carolina State in the first game, and UConn versus Alabama in the second game. Note: You only need to pick the championship game and final score, since picking that game will show who you have winning in the semifinals.

Your entry should look as follows with your national championship game pitting a winner from each game. Put the winner first.


Purdue vs. North Carolina State (pick one)

UConn vs. Alabama (pick one)

Sample Entry

North Carolina State 77, Alabama 67

Margin of Victory 10

Total Points 144.

Use the comment box to enter. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Saturday.

Also make sure you surf The Panther Press for some of the newest stories just posted. Consider writing about your club or team or just submitting photos for a photo gallery. See Mr. Kennedy in Room 219 if you are interested.

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  • W

    WilsonApr 5, 2024 at 4:46 pm

    UConn 81
    Purdue 76
    Margin of Victory: 5
    Total: 157

  • O

    Omar RosarioApr 5, 2024 at 4:02 pm

    UConn 85, NC State 70
    Margin of victory: 15
    Total points: 155

  • L

    Lindsay HalleApr 5, 2024 at 12:01 pm

    UConn 75, NC State 71
    Margin of victory: 4
    Total points: 146

  • R

    Riley DeForestApr 5, 2024 at 7:40 am

    UConn 82 Purdue 68
    Margin of Victory: 10
    Total Points: 150

  • Z

    zoey pietrasApr 5, 2024 at 7:39 am

    Nc State 83 V UConn 90

    Margin of Victory 7

    Total: 173

  • I

    Idan SteinApr 4, 2024 at 7:50 pm

    UConn 63, Purdue 45

    Margin of Victory 18

    Total Points 108

  • M

    Mike KoernerApr 4, 2024 at 3:45 pm

    UConn 78, Purdue 72
    Margin of Victory 6
    Total Points 150

  • M

    Michael A KoernerApr 4, 2024 at 3:35 pm

    Uconn 81, North Carolina State 69
    Margin of Victory 12
    Total points 150

  • T

    Teresa A MamunesApr 4, 2024 at 12:12 pm

    •UConn 68, Purdue 60
    Margin of victory: 8
    Total points: 128

  • W

    William ShineApr 4, 2024 at 11:56 am

    UConn 87, Purdue 72
    Margin of Victory 15
    Total Points 162

  • N

    Nick MoseleyApr 4, 2024 at 11:51 am

    UConn 74, Purdue 67
    Margin of victory: 7
    Total Points: 141

  • A

    Andy LUFTApr 4, 2024 at 11:27 am

    UConn 72 Purdue 60
    Margin of victory 12
    Total points 142

  • O

    Owen PufahlApr 4, 2024 at 7:36 am

    UConn 89, Purdue 76
    Margin of victory: 13
    Total points: 165

  • E

    Elizabeth SangreeApr 4, 2024 at 7:24 am

    UConn 80, Purdue 78

    Margin of Victory 2

    Total Points 158

  • A

    Adam SoucyApr 4, 2024 at 7:21 am

    UConn 80, Purdue 72
    Margin of Victory 8
    Total Points: 152

  • A

    Alan NassarApr 4, 2024 at 6:48 am

    UConn 83, NC State 76
    Margin of victory 7
    total points 159

  • J

    James KellyApr 4, 2024 at 6:39 am

    Uconn 82, NC State 71
    Margin of victory 11
    Total points 153

  • S

    Sophia CaneiraApr 3, 2024 at 7:38 am

    North Carolina State 75, UConn 73
    Margin of Victory 2
    Total Points 148

  • A

    AinsleyApr 3, 2024 at 7:37 am

    UConn 89 Purdue 78
    Margin of Victory: 11
    Total: 167