Day 4 Recap – March 25: The Sweet 16 Is Set

It’s always bittersweet on Sunday night. The best four-day stretch of sports is over. The excitement leading up to filling out the brackets, the tip-off of the Thursday games, trying to locate TruTV, it’s all behind us now.

With that, the first and second rounds are all behind us. After 48 games, 5-year veteran Gabe Seller sits atop of the leaderboard by three and a half points. For Seller, this is his 10th appearance in the top ten and first appearance ever in 1st. Seller started the day in 2nd but after going 15 for 16, he now sits in sole possession of first place by the largest margin in this year’s tournament so far.

In 2nd place was 17-year veteran Eddy Brotemarkle who went 13 for 16 and moved four spots from Saturday.

Rounding out the top three was rookie Rob Garcia who remained in 3rd place to end the weekend.


The first two rounds saw a total of 13 upsets and the best anyone could do was 10 of 13.  5-year veteran Jill Kontz and 10-year veteran Lois Kramer both lead the way in total upset picks.

The biggest jump in the standings went to 4-year veteran Paige Schinstock who went from 471st place to 254th place after going 12 of 16 for the weekend.


In First Family, The Brotemarkle family hold a slim margin over the Gillock family in the 7-9 division. While the Shaw family leads the way in the 4-6 division.

In couple up, Eddy Brotemarkle and Megan Royer lead the way followed by Brian Howell and Christi Tannahill and then Brandon Kuchinskas and Samantha Eskridge-Kuchinskas.


In our Survivor Pool, we started the day with 21 people, but after the Baylor loss, we are now down to 17 people.

Make your picks here

Good luck on your picks and remember, past Survivor picks can always be found on the front page.


And now is a good time for the release of the OVERTIME Brackets!

This is a $2 pool where the brackets reset with the Sweet 16 games. Everybody who enters starts back over at zero points and your job is to pick all 16 games left in the tournament. Sound easy? Enter today!

Brackets are due before tipoff of the Thursday games which is 6 p.m. on March 28.

To be eligible to enter, you must be up to date on payment for the main entry.

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