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Daniel Wilco | | March 12, 2018

Play against Andy Katz in the BCG Bracket Challenge Game

Coach K breaks the All-time win record

Andy Katz has covered college basketball since 1986, when he was a freshman at Wisconsin. He’s reported on every Final Four since 1992, and is a former president of the US Basketball Writers Association.

Think you know more about basketball than he does? Now’s your chance to prove it.

Katz will be filling out a bracket in the NCAA’s Bracket Challenge Game, and is inviting anyone to compete against him in a special BCG group.

To pit your bracket against Katz’s, click this link, register for the Bracket Challenge game and submit your bracket to Katz's group.

For some last-minute advice before filling out your bracket, head to BracketIQ, a website dedicated to bracket advice, powered by Google Cloud.

You can get Andy's take on the tournament here:

Here’s more information on how the Bracket Challenge Game works:

Get Started

Make picks before brackets lock on Thursday March 15th at 12 NOON ET

Create Your Bracket

Create up to 4 different brackets

Join and Create Groups

Enter your brackets in as many groups as you like. For Katz’s group, click here.

Invite Friends to Play

Invite your friends to join your group and compete for bragging rights

Make Smart Picks with Match-up Analysis

Compare stats of team matchups’ while making your picks

Auto-pick your Bracket

Select the magic wand icon to auto-pick the higher seeded teams in your remaining match-ups

Bracket Awards

Earn and share awards based on how your bracket performs

Track Your Picks

After brackets lock and the Madness has begun, follow your picks on phone, tablet, or web browser

Important Game Dates

Selection Show - Sunday March 11th 6:00PM ET.

Brackets Open - After the Selection Show ends on Sunday, March 11th.

Brackets Lock - Thursday, March 15th at NOON ET

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