If you still have Bracketology on the brain, help is here.
While you’re filling out as many as 25 brackets and joining as many as 10 groups, consider this advice from someone who’s won it all.
2016 CHAMPION JOE M. FROM PORTLAND, ORE.
THAT 2016 CHAMPIONSHIP SYSTEM: “It was a combination of watching a lot of the [University of Washington] Husky women’s games living in Seattle (Go Ducks!), and the conference tournaments. Those are when you see the girls grind it out and show who has the tenacity to win these games.”
BEST WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT CHALLENGE FINISH SINCE 2016: “The brackets have not been kind to me in recent years. I started out fairly well the year after I won, sat in the top 99 percent for a couple rounds then phased out. Got caught picking too many upsets.”
FINAL FOUR, CHAMPION: “Oregon, Baylor, Notre Dame, and UConn. Oregon is my champion this year; I think back to how my bracket succeeded so well; I chose Washington to go deep in my bracket because of [former Washington star guard] Kelsey Plum. [She was] one of the smoothest and competitive players I have seen in both the men and women’s games. I see that same kind of consistency and ability in [current Oregon star guard] Sabrina Ionescu.”
EDITOR’S NOTE: On Wednesday, Front Row interviewed three ESPN Tournament Challenge Men’s Bracket champions (see tweet below).
Three @ESPNFantasy #TournamentChallenge men's bracket champions – including two depicted in the video below narrated by @MariaTaylor – share their bracket strategies ⬇️https://t.co/p7naxyfgIf pic.twitter.com/yzShXRejnv
— ESPN Front Row (@ESPNFrontRow) March 20, 2019