The University of Connecticut Huskies have won the 2013-14 NCAA DI Men’s National Championship in basketball over the Kentucky Wildcats, 60-54.
The game was close, but Shabazz Napier and crew held strong all game long, allowing the #8 seed to knock off a #7 seed for the National Title.
Of the 168 people who entered this year’s bracket competition, there could only be one winner, I came 150 something place, so it clearly wasn’t going to be an inside job.
This year, no one in our entire bracket chose UConn to win it all, so we had two guys tied for first heading in to Monday night’s game.
The winner was determined by points, leaving us with a knot at 800 points, then the tie was broken by the prediction of the final score.
Congratulations, austinpatchanian! You have won a brand new pair of Red Maybach Deuce gloves from Maverik lacrosse!
kingcobra1212, JCollins1706, kyledecker33, and Apex_Rally
All four of you aren’t going home empty handed, you each will receive a $25 Gift Card to be used at Lacrosse.com!
All five winners are encouraged to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize!
Now let’s set our eyes on Memorial Day weekend!
Originally Published April 03, 2014
FINAL FOUR IS HERE
This weekend the #1 seed Florida Gators are squaring off against the #7 Connecticut Huskies at 6:09 est on Saturday.
Following the first game, the #2 seed Wisconsin Badgers face the #8 Kentucky Wildcats at 8:49.
In our Bracket Challenge contest over on ESPN.com we had 168 users sign up for the LaxAllStars group.
Of those 168 users, un-shockingly no one had a flawless first or second round.
We do have two entires tied for 1st Place and two tied for 3rd Place.
kingcobra1212 and austinpatchanian are tied for the top spot, but neither has a national champion left, both selecting Michigan State to win it all.
JCollins1706 and kyledecker33 have 3rd Place knotted up, but JCollins1706 has Florida winning it all, which if it happens, would likely push him to the sole #1 spot. kyldecker33 also chose the Spartans, so his fate is limited.
Grand Prize will still be a pair of 12″ Red Maverik Maybach Deuce Gloves!
We’ve also decided to hook up 2nd through 5th place with $25 Gift Cards to Lacrosse.com!
Originally Published March 17, 2014
2014 LaxAllStars March Madness Bracket Challenge
FACT: NCAA Division I men’s basketball is arguably the second best sport to watch on television behind lacrosse.
FACT: Many of the college basketball players you’ll see on TV would have made great lacrosse players had someone ever introduced them to the Creator’s Game.
FACT: Sometimes March Madness seedings make about as much sense as high school lacrosse rankings.
FACT: Jim Boeheim would make an outstanding women’s lacrosse coach.
Welcome to March Madness baby!
Join the LaxAllStars Bracket Challenge at ESPN.com now for a chance to win great prizes from LAS, plus prizes from ESPN and others. Click the button below to join now.SUBMIT YOUR BRACKET NOW
Once you’re on the ESPN Tournament Challenge site, you’ll see a red “Get Started” button. Click it, follow the steps onscreen, and you’ll be golden.
Fill out your bracket to the best of your abilities, and make sure to select a winner and you predict a final score.
DEADLINE TO ENTER: THURSDAY, MARCH 20 @ 10AM EST
After it’s all said and done, the person with the bracket closest to perfection (as determined by the fine folks at ESPN.com) will be our Grand Prize winner. Here’s a quick prize rundown:
Perfect First Round: Custom Strung Easton Stealth Head
Perfect Second Round: LAS Prize Pack
Perfect Final Four: Jimalax Stringing Kit of your choice (Money Mesh or Semi-Hard)
Grand Prize: One pair of Maverik Maybach Deuce Lacrosse Gloves
The bracket in last place will also receive a special gift for participation, because why not? We’re all family!