Graduate student Des Ramirez walked away with the lab NCAA bracket challenge, scoring a 96.4% over runner-up, sixth grader, Ian Oakley. Des presciently,nay prophetically chose Big 10 teams like MSU and WI to go deep into the tournament. Second place finisher Ian got off to a good start in the first round, but consistently lost ground after that. Third place finisher and professor Todd Oakley had his brackets completely busted early on when his alma mater, Duke, were knocked out in the first round. At least he filled a bracket, unlike anyone else in the lab.
April 15, 2014