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Braunecker leads bracket challenge

Heading into the Final Four of the NCAA basketball tournament, three of the 16 Bears players who entered our bracket challenge have an opportunity to win the pool.

Bears players filled out their NCAA Basketball Tournament brackets for bragging rights on

Tight end Ben Braunecker remains in first place with 82 points and would claim the title if Oregon beats North Carolina next Saturday. If North Carolina wins the championship, outside linebacker Lamarr Houston would win. And if North Carolina beats Oregon but loses the title game to either Gonzaga or South Carolina, quarterback Mike Glennon would win.

Punter Patrick O'Donnell is currently second with 72 points, but he does not have any teams remaining. Same for long-snapper Patrick Scales, who is tied with Glennon for third with 70 points. Houston is currently fifth with 69 points, followed by defensive lineman Mitch Unrein (67), left tackle Charles Leno Jr. (65) and tight end Dion Sims (65).

Unrein, Leno and Sims all have North Carolina winning the tournament, so it's impossible for them to catch Houston.

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