April 04, 2012
2012 Econbrowser NCAA tournament challenge
Congratulations to the University of Kentucky for winning the 2012 U.S. college men's basketball championship. Congratulations also to the 28% of those of you in our world famous Econbrowser NCAA tournament challenge who successfully predicted that Kentucky would win. The high honors go to a reader with the moniker Heteroskedastic, who correctly anticipated that Kansas would be the team Kentucky would beat in the finals, as well as picking 3 of the last 4 and 5 of the last 8 standing. Thanks to all who participated, and try again next year!
Posted by James Hamilton at April 4, 2012 10:03 AMdigg this | reddit
Congrats to Heteroskedastic. Well played.
That said, as a KU fan it's hard to get too upset about losing when your team makes the championship game. Of course I also have the pleasure of knowing that not only did no Big-10 team make it to the big game, KU helped make that happen.
Posted by: Mike McCracken at April 4, 2012 10:53 AM
That's what I get for buying into the Calipari Curse and picking MSU to beat Kentucky in the Final 4 even though I knew UK was the best team. Would've won the whole thing if I had the Kats. DANG!
Posted by: Jake formerly of the LP at April 5, 2012 04:54 PM