March always means it’s time for the best college basketball teams to face off in the NCAA. Make your team picks and complete your college basketball tournament bracket for a chance at our prize pool of 25 redeemable points! Be quick, because your picks will lock into your bracket at 11am on Wednesday, March 16th. Good luck!
The main bracket will be filled, by game administrator, on March 13, 2017 and posted online. Participants’ bracket picks must be submitted by 11:00am ET on March 16, 2017. The game administrator may send a reminder e-mail at any time from March 13-15, 2017 to participants who haven’t yet submitted picks.
After the matchups have been announced, you will have access to the online Bracket page listing 60 of the 68 eligible NCAA® Division I Men’s College Basketball Tournament teams and their round two match-ups. Note: The 61st through 64th teams will be determined by the first four (4) games of the Tournament, played on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 and Wednesday, March 15, 2017. Those games will not be counted in this game. Prior to completion of those games, the 61st through 64th teams will be listed on our brackets page as “Team 1/Team 2”, and Participants are free to pick “Team 1/Team 2” in the first round, if they want to submit picks before such games are completed. Participants must enter their projected winners of the 63 remaining games of the Tournament, round by round, beginning with the first round. The Administrator will weigh predictions for each successive round more heavily than the previous round, in accordance with the table below. Points will be awarded by multiplying your number of correct predictions of winning teams in each round of the Sweepstakes, by the weight assigned to each applicable round. For example, you would receive five (5) points for five correct predictions of winning teams in the first round, and ten (10) points for five correct predictions of winning teams in the second round. You will receive an individual score for each of the six Sweepstakes rounds (rounds 1 to 6) that accumulate points in the game and an overall score, which is the combined total of your individual round scores.
Rounds & Scoring
|Round||1st||2nd||Sweet 16||Final 8||Final 4||Final Game|
|Weight per each correct pick||1pt||2pts||4pts||8pts||16pts||32pts|
In the Case of a Tie
Should there be any tiebreaking scores at the end of the game, following the final basketball game played on April 1, 2017, the 25 point grand prize will be split among the players with the top score.