"The Jerome" College Basketball LIF

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We are just one week away from the 3rd annual "The Jerome" LIF. There will be plenty of March Madness BIFs that involve the main bracket; this will be the only one that involves 32 brackets. That's right my friends, this LIF is the TalkBeer version of The Jerome! The annual contest that all of your favorite college hoops writers look forward to and talk about on twitter has come to TalkBeer. Here's the basic rules:

The object of The Jerome is to select winners in each of the 32 Division I men's college basketball conference tournaments contested between February 27 and March 12, 2017. You pick one team per league and earn points based on how far your squad advances.

If your team reaches its tournament final, you earn two points. If it wins the tourney, you win three more points, for a total of five. There’s a chance for bonuses, too. Any selected winner that 1.) entered its tourney seeded third or lower, AND 2.) played no more than two conference tourney games on its home court, gets you an extra two points. In the case of conferences that seed by division finish, all teams except the No. 1 seeds in each division will be eligible for the bonus. So, you can earn a maximum of seven points in some of the tournaments. Bonus points do not apply for teams that make the finals and lose. All scoring defers to the official Jerome scoresheet.

Now, the hard part, especially for you deadline types: By Tuesday, February 28 at 6 p.m. (EST), I need your selections for 13 leagues: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big South, Colonial Athletic, Horizon, Metro Atlantic, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Summit and West Coast.

By Tuesday, Mar. 7 at 6 p.m. (EST), I'll need picks for the remaining 18 leagues: American Athletic, Atlantic Coast, Atlantic 10, Big East, Big Sky, Big Ten, Big 12, Big West, Conference USA, Ivy, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern Athletic, Mountain West, Pac-12, Southeastern, Southland, Southwestern Athletic, Sun Belt and Western Athletic.

Just in case, the tiebreaker will be guessing what seed Purdue gets in the NCAA tournament if any at all (you can select not in the tournament as an option).

Let's have some fun and somebody is going to win a nice box of beer for free. Lower 48 in the United States only please for shipping addresses. The contents of the winner's box will not be determined until the contest concludes on Selection Sunday. The better the performance of the winner, the better the contents of the box. I also reserve the right to send multiple boxes if we get enough entries to warrant such a situation. I'll compare it to the national standings including folks that actually cover the sport. Feel free to ask any and all questions. You can also reference last year's LIF.

Here is the full list of conference tournaments and brackets as they are released:
http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/schedules/conference-tournament
 
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Alright folks, anyone else is still welcome to PM me picks for entry. At this point, any tournament that has started won't count toward your picks. That's the only difference. Only a few have started so still plenty of chances to come back and win. These rules basically apply from now through the end of all the tournaments.

Also, folks that have sent their entries for the first set please don't forget to set a reminder and get your second set of picks in by next Tuesday night. Thanks to everyone that entered.
 

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